It’s halfway through week 1, otherwise known as the hardest bit of any diet.
Currently I am looking at my last glass of water of the day and wondering why I am forcing myself to drink something that makes me wake up at least 4 times in the night.
Last night I woke up at 1.30, 3.23, 4.20 and 5.35 and then finally at 6.30 (15 minutes before my alarm) I gave up the idea of going back to sleep.
The heat and humidity is not helping over-much, however, I would rather that than hiding underneath thick blankets because it’s still freezing cold and wintery outside!
This evening I sat in front of my computer, opened up the Sainsbury’s website and started an order that will be delivered on Friday evening.
As I went through the various pages on the site, fresh food>bakery frozen>ice cream fresh food>fruit I had to fight the urge to even look in those sections, instead going straight for salad>peppers and dairy>yogurt>low-fat…Yay me!
I managed to resist the urge by instead purchasing sugar free jelly (which I am allowed in small quantities), low fat creme fraiche (which will go incredibly on the paprika dish I LOVE and is usually made with rich, thick double cream), and some interesting looking salad vegetables (mostly peppers and tomatoes) which will hopefully taste lovely when I have them as a side dish, along with thinly sliced cucumber and smothered in a slightly emulsified dressing made with sunflower oil and apple cider vinegar. Yep, I am doing my best to convince myself that this combination is much nicer than a beautiful Caesar salad with crunchy croutons and crispy bites of bacon.
Anyway, right now I am feeling like I am actually accomplishing something, even if I have no idea how much weight I may have lost this week because I didn’t weigh myself right at the start of this particular phase of my insanity!
How do you feel about strict diet? Do you think that it works? Do you have a better plan? Is there such a thing as permanent moderation?