I am not buying jeans or trousers or skirts with elastic at the sides ever again. I think that now I have my waist back I want to feel it if I eat too much and my clothes start to get tight. It is too easy to start buying more comfortable clothes. I will never do that again. I will keep a check on how my body feels and know when to be more careful for a few days and bring myself back into line.
The chocolate isle at the supermarket beckoned me on Friday. I am usually very strong and when my husband throws in his mini Flakes and choc coated licorice I usually resist. On Friday I spotted mini Turkish Delights. 60% less fat than other chocs they told me on the packet. I'll just buy them and have one as a treat "sometimes" I thought. When I came home I checked the points - only 1 point each. I was so pleased. That was until I ate 1. 1 turned in to 3. Then another one! The packet was gone in three days and I no longer have one "just for a treat". I won't buy them again. They were too hard to resist and I didn't really need them. They made me see how easy it would be to slip back to my old habits. Maintaining is not as easy as I thought it would be. Because I can have more points and I am adding new things I really need to be careful about the foods I am adding. I REFUSE to put weight back on!