Nearly halfway…through week 1!

Day three is over, and I think that everything may well be fine. The sugar cravings are out in full force and the packet of Custard Creams in my drawer are still calling to me, in a voice which sounds strangely like Chris Evans…

It’s halfway through week 1, otherwise known as the hardest bit of any diet.

Currently I am looking at my last glass of water of the day and wondering why I am forcing myself to drink something that makes me wake up at least 4 times in the night.

Last night I woke up at 1.30, 3.23, 4.20 and 5.35 and then finally at 6.30 (15 minutes before my alarm) I gave up the idea of going back to sleep.

The heat and humidity is not helping over-much, however, I would rather that than hiding underneath thick blankets because it’s still freezing cold and wintery outside!

This evening I sat in front of my computer, opened up the Sainsbury’s website and started an order that will be delivered on Friday evening.

As I went through the various pages on the site, fresh food>bakery frozen>ice cream fresh food>fruit I had to fight the urge to even look in those sections, instead going straight for salad>peppers and dairy>yogurt>low-fat…Yay me!

I managed to resist the urge by instead purchasing sugar free jelly (which I am allowed in small quantities), low fat creme fraiche (which will go incredibly on the paprika dish I LOVE and is usually made with rich, thick double cream), and some interesting looking salad vegetables (mostly peppers and tomatoes) which will hopefully taste lovely when I have them as a side dish, along with thinly sliced cucumber and smothered in a slightly emulsified dressing made with sunflower oil and apple cider vinegar. Yep, I am doing my best to convince myself that this combination is much nicer than a beautiful Caesar salad with crunchy croutons and crispy bites of bacon.

Anyway, right now I am feeling like I am actually accomplishing something, even if I have no idea how much weight I may have lost this week because I didn’t weigh myself right at the start of this particular phase of my insanity!

How do you feel about strict diet? Do you think that it works? Do you have a better plan? Is there such a thing as permanent moderation?

3 thoughts on “Nearly halfway…through week 1!

  1. I dunno about strict but I can sympathize with you about week one being the hardest! I am mostly focusing on portion control as I can eat plates and plates and plates of food, I know if I jump straight to restricting myself that I will fall flat on my face and fail! As for the scale…..we aren’t friends and it terrifies me so kudos to you for being so brave!

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    1. The scale is terrifying. I have avoided it for weeks, and even before I wasn’t avoiding it I was lying to myself about what it said – though the number was (again) going up. I have found that weighing myself once a week is about all I can cope with.
      My failing is carbs…and sugar. Mostly chocolate and potatoes. I could happily live on chips (thick cut fries) smothered in cheese and coleslaw followed by a massive bar of Dairy Milk every night (though I fear those nights would not number many if that was my diet).

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      1. I have given up on weighing myself! Honestly not worth it to me as far as I am concerned, I think if I can feel and see the difference than that is enough and the mandatory doctors appointments can tell me if I am making progress or not! And my weakness is burger king! Or anything greasy really, the bigger the sandwich however the better, I have this huge stomach that just doesn’t know when to tell my brain to quit and well….here we are!

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