Saturday, September 01, 2012
Had intended to be blogging every day for a while to keep myself from the slippage I could feel coming on after a pretty good couple of months – but things go awry don’t they? My partner wanted to take some friends (whom I don’t even get on with particularly) down to my little cottage in the country and much as I didn’t wish for any of it we all do things we don’t want to for our partners don’t we? That’s the nature of being with someone. I actually wanted to scream – ‘Don’t you realise how much harder it’ll be to stick in my calorie range with all that food I’ll have to cook and serve – worse, sit at the table looking at it – and all that wine flowing that will be so hard to resist?’ So – I’ve been struggling this week but it could have been worse
There was no time to Spark much – apart from tracking – but I just thought: ‘OK - I’ll have to be big and brave and get on with it on my own without support from SPfriends.’ Actually my food and wine consumption have been better than they might have been. Lesson learned about determination – if I REALLY want it to work then it’s up to ME – and no one else – get on with it.
I managed to resist most of those bright signs beckoning me to the cheeseboard and wine bottle in the knowledge that I would then avoid the disappointment that would otherwise await me on the scales later. I exercised when I could make the time and walked a lot – tho not as much as I’d hoped. However – good enough - and although I am saying this in a tentative whisper – I really think I may have learned some more good Spark lessons – FINALLY!
Now I'm home and have a week ahead with no temptations so I can apply myself with renewed vigour. Here’s hoping . . .