After being so good on Wednesday with what I ate, I hadn’t lost any weight that day, although I hadn’t put any on either, so I can’t complain. Not good to weigh yourself daily really, I just wanted to assess what’s going on as I try and establish a routine, especially as I’m keeping this food diary at the moment. It’s really easy to see where I went wrong and to avoid that again. I did realise though that I’d lost half a stone in the first 5 days, pretty good going. Scary how big I am though, that I can lose half a stone and not really even be able to tell in my clothes *oops*. Oh well, just need to keep going.
My husband and I were so exhausted after the emotional day before so it would’ve been very easy to spend the day in bed, but, we decided that it is so rare for us to be able to get any time together without pressure to do other things that we would seize the opportunity whilst we were here at the inlaws.
It was really sunny in the morning, so we took the Bugaboo Donkey and off we went to the seaside (about 100yards from my inlaws front door).
I had already consumed some buttered toast, but I was sniffing out for a strong coffee. The hubby fancied a cafe breakfast so we ventured to find somewhere. It was difficult to find a quaint little cafe that we could navigate with the Donkey. We also needed to find somewhere I could comfortably and discreetly feed Eden. In the end we found somewhere that wasn’t ideal but just about managed to hit the criteria.
James had a large breakfast, and I ordered Judah and I an omelette with ham, cheese, bacon and onion. It was served with salad and chunky oven chips, which was bizarre at 11am, but luckily Judah consumed most of the chips to spare me the extra calories.
After this big meal we didn’t need a lunch, the babies fell asleep as we set off to the Pier to find some fun rides for Judah. So, instead we had his and hers ice-creams.
James chose bubblegum sauce so that his was blue (for a boy) bless him, he’s not normally so geeky but I think the excitement of us getting a day together was going to his head.
We sat on the pier and had a lovely snuggle up on a bench as the babies slept. Then the fog started coming in (have you seen on the news?) so we wandered inland for another coffee. I had a frappe latte in Nero, needed to feed Eden again, with an extra shot of espresso to keep myself awake.
In the evening we were taking James’ mum out to celebrate her birthday that had been the week before, it had unfortunately been clouded by everybody’s grief, including her own. So we wanted to take her out after the funeral, just to give her something nice to do. She chose a little Italian, I had determined that it wouldn’t be too bad and I would endeavour to find something healthy to eat. The Italian was closed though *boo*. So we ended up at a lovely little Indian called ‘le Spice’ the food and staff were amazing if you’re ever in Worthing, West-Sussex. They were very helpful with the double buggy, friendly with Judah, even when he poured James’ cobra beer all over the table *dismayed*. Eden slept all the way through but I’m sure if I’d needed to nurse her there wouldn’t have been any awkwardness.
This however, was not ideal for my trying to eat healthier. Although, I made some good choices and some bad… I resisted a starter (hmm… bhaji’s, pakora) only drank water, chose and then consumed a less saucy dish, I had garlic chicken (never had at an Indian before, but I wasn’t really in the mood for a curry, I usually love it, but just didn’t fancy it). I had my main with special rice (egg and peas) and some chips (again *hangs head*) as Judah loved dipping them in the various curries available on the table. I also had garlic naan, delicious. So, not very successful on the healthy eating front. I could try and justify it as it was a special occasion, but I could’ve quite easily avoided the naan and chips and had as delicious a meal, with less calories.
Scared to weigh myself today, I was happy with my half a stone weight loss so far, but I guess it’s a journey and I need to remember to make better choices.
We have booked our holiday now though *excited face* so I have an extra incentive to be good. So exciting! Wish me luck.