If you ask most Slimming World members (or anyone trying to lose weight via some sort of plan) if they stuffed their face over Christmas, the likely answer would either be a yes, or a very shady no. Especially Christmas Day, anything resembling a weight loss diet goes out of the window.
I will openly admit this last week while I’ve been away with family I’ve not even thought about Slimming World once. I’ve eaten chocolate & pastries, I’ve drunk beer and I’ve not been on the bike (kinda difficult when I couldn’t take it with me). So from a Slimming World point of view, I’ve done everything but stick to the plan.
I skipped Wednesday weight night this week. Two reasons lead me to get weighed yesterday morning instead, 1) it was my work Xmas lunch on Wednesday (I am not getting weighed after a 3-course meal) and 2) I wasn’t well Wednesday evening.
I was good this week where possible. Most meals were on plan this week with just a small number of snacky treats in between. I had to use some self-control this week but I just hoped leading up to Saturday that it would help and I’d have another loss, the last one before Christmas.
Yesterday was Christmas lunch day with the team at work. Around 20 of us headed to a local pub for a 3-course festive meal. It was a good laugh and nice to talk to some of the guys (and gals) outside of the workplace. As I previously mentioned in a previous post, I chose a little wisely on the menu choices to suit Slimming World as best I could.
Then yesterday evening after getting home I didn’t feel too great. But Wednesday is the night where we take our daughter to my grandma’s for tea with her cousins. It’s nice they get to see each other at least once a month and the kids get spoiled there.
I have just finished Stage 3 of the Tour of London was another flatter route and one I am more familiar with after using this route a few times in previous rides. Again, joining the B Group for the shorter ride I completed the 4 laps of the Classique Reverse route. The lead into the lap is actually longer than a lap itself.
LEAD-IN DISTANCE: 7.4 km / 4.6 mi LAP DISTANCE: 5.4 km / 3.4 mi ELEVATION GAIN: 19 m / 62 ft LAPS: 4 TOTAL DISTANCE WITH LEAD-IN: 29.0 km / 18.2 mi
I love Olaf’s little song about That Time of Year. Having a 4-year-old daughter means this film is often on in our household right now. I don’t mind, the snowman is hilarious – more so than my daughter realizes.
The above image sums up this time of year perfectly in my eyes, sweets everywhere! Treat tables where ever we go and sweets at work, there is just no break from it. The power of will for someone who is trying to lose weight has to be strong right now, otherwise work that has already achieved something can easily be undone again.
I completed the first stage of the Tour of London last night. Joining the B Group for the ride, the group taking the shorter of the two distances, but it’s still the longest I’ve ridden in a single ride. The route for the stage was the Great London Flat route.
LEAD-IN DISTANCE: 5.7 km / 3.5 mi LAP DISTANCE: 11.6 km / 7.2 mi ELEVATION GAIN: 45 m / 149 ft LAPS: 2 TOTAL DISTANCE WITH LEAD-IN: 28.9 km / 17.9 m