sound the trumpets
unfurl the banners
buy myself a new handbag as a treat
(don't tell hubby)
it's the first time I've lost weight in weeks!
16st 9lb - 233lbs - BMI 38.8
I'm so pleased. And relieved.
Now, I just need to get my head round the fact that I really, really cannot eat as much as I used to, or as much as my head wants me to, or as much as my head thinks I need to. I've got over the whole thing about having to clear your plate because leaving food is wasteful - we have chickens and they eat a lot of our (non-meat) scraps, so that doesn't worry me too much. Plus, I'm a great believer in using left-overs for future meals. What I am having trouble with (and I know, I know this can be solved by serving up smaller portions but, again, that's easier said than done when you have been eating overly-large portions for years) is feeling that I haven't actually finished my meal, and therefore can't possibly be sated, until all of the food has gone from my plate.
How do I get round this?
1) serve smaller portions on smaller plates
2) if there is food left on my plate when I feel full, take the plate away so I don't have to sit there looking longingly at those final few mouthfuls that I just couldn't fit in (easier at home than in a restaurant)
3) remind myself that just because I didn't eat all of the yummy food at that particular meal, doesn't mean I can't have more later/ever again in my entire life
4) repeat, repeat, repeat until my head catches up with my teeny tiny tummy