However, in this last week, things went a little awry. We had friends to stay, then we went out with some other friends, and a colleague invited us for a big lunch, and so on... I felt a little pressured to eat more than I would and drink quite a lot of alcohol, and as we had company I couldn't exercise - with the result that on today's Weigh-In Wednesday, I have gained a little. I knew it was coming, but even so, it was quite frustrating.
This pattern of two steps forward and one step back is something I really want to avoid as it's so disheartening. So I've made a decision that at this still-early stage of my journey, I need to give myself and my weight-loss a bit of a boost. Of course, Lent has officially started today and so there is a lot of talk about 'giving something up'. Having had a good think over the last few days, I've decided that....for the next six weeks that I'll be going sugar-free!
Amazingly, I've even managed to persuade Mr Awesome to do it with me! So, anything with added/refined sugar isn't going to be allowed into the house during this time - that means cakes, biscuits, cookies, sweets, chocolate, or ice-cream. It also means no baking either, which will be hard as I love making cakes. I'm really happy that I won't be doing it by myself as I think it would be difficult to resist temptation if I can see my other half sitting on the sofa munching on some biscuits! I'm hoping it'll lead towards a new relationship with sugary and sweet foods and that once the six weeks are up, we may even have broken the spell that sugar seems to have over us.