So its week 2 of herbalife and I’m still surviving without chocolate. It was my weigh in day with Chloe today and its not something I was particularly looking forward to. Whilst Chloe is totally supportive I always feel there’s a trepidation when putting yourself on scales in front of someone.
Previously I’ve felt the need to go into great detail, with the bored looking woman who pulled the short straw and got stuck on scale duty. Regaling her with stories of how I’ve been really good/bad. “If I’ve just stayed the same I’ll be happy (lie) after all the rubbish I’ve eaten this week” (total lie I’ve been border line eating disorder trying to be “good”). I don’t feel the need to do this with Chloe. I don’t know whether its her chilled out attitude or the fact that this herbalife malarchy is supposed to be a lifestyle change but I felt different about it as I stepped on the scales.
I’ve lost 2lb in 2 weeks. Whilst this may not seem a massive amount to some and certainly doesn’t fit with the “drink your own piss” Peter Kay style fad diet, it is an amount I’m comfortable with. I told myself when I started that I wanted a slow steady weight loss. More than anything I’m happy to be under 14 1/2 stone for the first time in 6 months, a struggle I could never win when doing slimming world and weight watchers. That’s not to say they’re not great plans. They are. The problem is me and my relationship with food. I can’t even say why this feels different. Maybe it’s me and this time I’m really “in the zone” or maybe its the cult like feel of the Facebook group where everyone is happy and I regularly find myself browsing through just to feel enveloped by the positivity (is that a word?) of the page. Whatever the reason………I’m feeling it…….I’m digging it (I’m totally down with the kids).
So this week starts in a much more positive way than the last few weeks. I feel more in control than I have in a while and dare I say lighter. When I wake up in the mornings I feel like I’m ready to face the day rather than burying myself in the duvet.
I’ve tried out some new patterns (check them out on HOTH) that I’ve been wanting to have a bash at and I’ve made some sales on Etsy and Facebook. I also managed to write a pattern which is definitely something I want to do more of.
I’ve had an amazing weekend with the family. It’s been mums birthday which involved a Chinese and wine on Friday and a chilli and more wine and chocolate and crisps and Dirty Dancing and Grease (the films)…………total girly night #awesome (can I use a hashtag on a blog post? #notechskilz) I’ve indulged more on this on the next post.
I’ve also surrounded myself with more positive people this week and was joined by my friend and my sister for a healthy lunch and afternoon tea after baby club. Lots of laughs and lots of tea and stuffed peppers topped with goats cheese (recipe coming soon) it was definitely what I needed.
So tonight sees us watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones and another great friend joining us with the mandatory posh coffee and treats…….Go team Stark…….Bliss.