On holiday!

Morning all

Sorry I didn’t get a chance to update my blog last week, work went mental and I am now on holiday! Hoorah! And due to going away my life seemed into warp speed as I got everything done before I went. I think that says a lot about why I needed a holiday to be honest.

I have a confession to make: I didn’t go to Fat Club on Saturday. I just didn’t want to go. I hadn’t felt like I had lost weight and basically became a chicken and decided to bury my head in the sand. How stupid do I feel?! But a confession is the first step.

Now, I am on holiday with one of my oldest friends, who just like me has always struggled with her weight loss and I know who is trying to lose weight ahead of starting a new teaching post in September. This is great for me! I am not going to surrounded by lots of temptations and trying to get creamy, carb heavy dinners or anything but I think there is a line. This holiday kinda feels like a detox from my normal life, and I know that is in a way a good thing but at the same time, I want to scream ‘I’m on holiday!!!’ and want a few treats.

I think this week will be a good demonstration for me on how little I actually need to eat to feel full and I’m hoping I learn something from this. I am aiming for a size 12 by christmas and all that!!

One massive positive is that I am getting an amazing tan! What is it about being bronzed that makes you feel so much prettier?

Thought I would share the view that I’m currently enjoying as well. Not to make you jealous or anything…

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Day 1 of Dukan – beginning of 10 day countdown

And I’m off on a much needed holiday next Saturday, 14th July, for a week to Alicante in Spain and it’s going to bliss to just get away from everything for a while. Work has been stressful, losing weight has been stressful, watching my sister go off travelling for 6 months has been stressful and now I’m dealing with sorting out new housemates – RAH! Break time needed.

In preparation for this, I have been desperately trying to lose weight on WW plan but not getting very far because I think in my head ‘everything in moderation’ becomes shortened down to just eat ‘everything’. So instead, I have started the Dukan Diet today for the next 10 days to give me the little boost I need.

If you don’t know about the Dukan Diet, read the principles here. I’m currently in the Attack phase where I live off protein and that’s about it. Joy.

Now, I’ve done this plan in the past and lost just under a stone in 3 weeks. I’m not trying to do that but I need to feel that I will be happy that I tried to look better for my holiday.

The girl that I’m going on holiday with is, as well, very conscious of her weight and actually it will be great going on holiday where we can cook healthy salads, having nice healthy breakfasts etc without the pressure from a massive group of friends goading you into eating the full English option! As it’s just us two in her parent’s villa, it also means we won’t be drinking all the time, which I know is always going to hinder my weight loss.

Today’s menu today has been:

B – skinny iced latte + fat free greek yogurt with sweetner

L – turkey breast slices and chicken mini fillets + HOT skinny latte

I have also drunk a LOT of water! And weirdly I’m not hungry…. I will keep you updated on my progress…