Confessions...not a first!
I can explain it all, honest. We've been to a wedding in Dorset. It was my first visit there, it's a beautiful place and the weather was great, sunny and warm. The wedding, was perfect, lovely people all looking gorgeous and happy. The couple picked hymns and readings that were so moving and it was a lovely, happy, family day.
This was my first wedding since losing weight and I got such a buzz from wearing a nice frock instead of a tent. I used to choose clothes to hide my figure and blend in. I'd maybe get some nice earrings and shoes if I was feeling old. Not today, I was looking glam and I felt great.
Needless to say the healthy eating took a bit of a battering, not helped by an ice cream cart on the lawn and jelly and chocolate brownies for pudding! Funny, I had a savoury tooth when I was overweight. It's only since I got slim that I got into cake. Despite temptation, I did set myself some boundaries. I retained a modicum of good behaviour by not eating a cooked breakfast and not drinking too much. And of course we had a dance or two. Well, every little helps! In the past I'd have gone for broke, no holds barred and eaten myself stuffed for two whole days as a 'treat'.
By Sunday morning we were back on the healthy eating again, back to normal. I have to say it's quite a relief to get back to our usual diet, I do feel much better on the healthy stuff, less bloated, more with it. That's the big change since I lost weight, normal eating is now healthy eating and I prefer it. My weight loss diet didn't just change what I weigh, it changed my basic eating habits forever.
So it's back to porridge and apples for breakfast, and soup, and buckets of veg and yogurt and my tummy is happy. However, I've still got a few extra pounds to shift after our holiday in Cornwall so I'm going to start using the food diary again. When I was losing weight I found the food diary really helpful. There's something about seeing the calories, fats, sugars right there in front of you in black and white that means you can't pretend. It's not a diet, but I need a little bit of discipline just to get me back to the straight and narrow! And of course I have my menu plan all set up from the diet ready to go.
How do you cope with going astray? Have you got an answer?