This has been an extremely trying week so far. But I guess that happens… Learnt that retrenchment might be in the cards and have also been given the date for when my child has to go into surgery for his op. This has all flared my stomach ulcer up and my ‘monthlys’ “conveniently” started as well 😦 – and this has all left me less inclined to exercise which is usually the ‘thing’ I enjoy the most.

I kept my wits about me on day 3, yesterday however… I think it’s because I slipped a little off the rails and was quite tearful and entered into the whole ‘I don’t care’ zone and had a slab of milky bar with my cup of coffee last night, and I didn’t feel a stitch of guilt – because it’s my little piece of heaven, and I did feel contented after the fact. My philosophy has always been, that you should ‘kill the craving before it kills you’ and the other one, ‘you can get too much of a good thing’. At least I slept really well last night!

Now, weekends… I always find them to be a bit of a bugger. We have this glorious Ice-Cream parlour in town which makes the best [BEST] biscuit flavoured ice-cream in the history of mankind… but it’s not a statutory weekend requirement. I’ll try my best today, but I have a cake to decorate for my nieces birthday party tomorrow – and fortunately because I spend so much time around darn cake, it has no appeal to me whatsoever. A few of the girls in HR have been following this eating plan and aside from the primary aim of losing weight, by the 2nd/3rd day you don’t feel hungry during the day and your energy levels are up, so they’re all glowing 🙂

As a rule, the weekends I pretty much do my own thing – I’m happy to lose weight during the week, except if there’s some major event coming up… I might then be motivated into being more mindful over weekends… but I make a point of never seeing any eating plan as a ‘diet’, because I think subliminally the word ‘diet’ has so many negative connotations attached to it, things like sufferance, punishment and the biggest one ‘deprivation’. Following an eating plan, but moreso a ‘healthy’ one is much like the ‘gurus’ always say, should be a change in lifestyle, not just something to do. I have no doubt that the rest of today will go really well – oh and ps. even with all the nonsense and bumps I’ve had throughout this week… I’ve still managed to lose a kg [2.2lbs]. And I know for a fact that the results are usually far greater if there’s a bit of exercise involved! So next week I’ll tackle that ‘box’.