I knew it would happen, despite my best efforts yesterday, the scales have tipped in at 9stone 12lbs AGAIN!!!!! +1lb
The saving grace is that I am still below 10stone which is now my backstop. I do not want to see 10stone on the scale ever again and I will do everything I can to make sure this happens (even over Xmas). I need to get as far away from 10stone as I can before the Christmas break!
Yesterday was a good day, but as exepcted I have put on some weight due to the Christmas Dinner with the photographers at HCT. I did eat very sensibly, I had parsnip soup to start (probably very high in calories as they say that chefs always tend to add more butter if a sauce or soup does not quite taste right!). Then I had roast turkey (no skin) sprouts, carrots and cauliflower with gravy (calories probably well hidden in the gravy). I did not have roast potatos – this was a conscious decision as I knew the other vegetables would suffice. This was followed by pudding and then a mince pie.
In the evening I managed to force my body to do 60 minutes on the exercise bike and I really did try and put some effort into it. According to my heart rate monitor I was cycling mostly in the fat burning range.
So, although I am disappointed in seeing the scales flip over from 9stone 11 to 9stone 12 I am still pleased that the actual weigh increase is only actually ounces.
As it is Sunday I am writing this blog earlier than normal and this morning I have already done another 60 minutes on the excercise bike. This morning it really was a big effort as my legs were tired from yesterday. However I have been spurred on by the weight increase and I forced myself to do the whole 60 minutes at a pretty sustained (tho gentle) rate.
I also spent about 45 minutes chopping firewood, and although I have no idea how many calories this burnt off I am content to know that it still counts as extra exercise.
I really want to see 9stone 11 on the scales tomorrow so I am going to be really careful with what I eat today. Maximum 1000 calories!!!
Still I have lost a total of 39lbs so that is something to cheer