Planning, planning, planning

Meal PlanningI have now settled into a routine where I do the cooking when I am at home (maybe three-quarters of the time), and where I eat in restaurants when I am away from home (that’s the other quarter). I am fairly strict about my calories at home, but ease off a lot when I’m away. This means that I usually put on a kilo or two (or even more) when away, but lose it on my return.

That’s OK in theory, but the worry has always been that I will not lose it on my return. It’s for that reason that I decided a few months ago to try the trick of losing the weight before I leave home, so when I gain while away I can come back at a reasonable weight. This may seem like a lot of detail to go into, but I’ve blogged before about my keeping up ‘constant vigilance’, and that’s what I have managed to do, and intend to carry on doing.

This lose-it-first trick is particularly difficult at present, and my planning is creaking a bit! My weight had gone up over Christmas, and I saw that I would be in Edinburgh for five days at the end of February, so I was strict in the weeks leading up to that trip – nothing like strict enough, as it turned out, but not a disaster. Then I knew that I would be away for the two weekends in the middle of March, and a whole week at the end of March. Today I am just what I reckon my ‘right weight’ is, so I need to get down a fair bit before the end of March.

But then the trouble starts! I have just a week back at home, then two more weekends away followed, just a week later, by – a CRUISE!! There must be people who can go on a cruise and come back the same weight as when they left, but I am pretty sure I am not one of them, however much I have got better at making so-called ‘sensible choices’.

There’s no way round this – the only thing to do is be super-careful when I am at home. But I have a bad feeling that the scales will not be giving me good news when I waddle into the bathroom on our return home!

1 Comment

  • FW1 says:

    Wow Steve you are a man of discipline. I bet on the cruise you will not have any problem drinking pints of tea or soda water to fill up and then walking round the deck all day. Or maybe there is a gym on board? Yes I know you have to do tons of ecercise to work off even a few calories but while you are doing that you won’t be in the afternoon tea lounge….. Good luck!

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