My first week as a target member has been a success

Trying to think of a word to describe my first week as a target member has proved almost as tricky as keeping my hands out of the biscuit jar!  I was absolutely elated last week after reaching my target by the skin of my teeth.

If you read last week's post you'll know I celebrated with pizza and chips (not from the takeaway, but that doesn't make it any better!) and pick 'n' mix.

Thursday, the celebrations continued at work with a creme egg and cake.  Then I had a slice of bakewell tart at my mum and dad's after tea. As well as loads of crisps. I just couldn't stop.

Isn't it strange how celebrations are always marked with food?

I tried to get back on it a little bit throughout the rest of the week, but I just couldn't say no to things.  It's not helped that I've been hungry all the time.  I think Mother Nature is due her next visit.

The best (and, arguably, worst) thing about being at target is that I don't have to go and get weighed now.  So knowing I'd probably had a hefty gain this week, I could've dodged the scales and saved me knowing.  But all that would have done would have seen me carry on into next week - which includes Easter (aka chocolate weekend) - and just eat more and see an even bigger gain when I next stepped on the scales.  Trying to lose that would be hard.

So I faced the music (after a sweaty gym session hoping to shift some last minute pounds) and put on just one pound! I was over the moon. It was very undeserving, mind, given some of the crap I've put in my mouth this week (you'll see for yourself when you see my food diary!) but I'll take it nonetheless. And this week I will limit myself to just Easter eggs. Maybe.

Tonight I'm not having my usual 'it doesn't count after weigh day blowout' either and have the Syn free KFC chicken in the oven as I type.

I did initially want to lose a bit more weight this week, and drop to the bottom of my target range, so I could indulge in all the chocolate this weekend and have a gain whilst still remaining in target.

This is literally the best result, though. I can still enjoy Easter and everything that comes with it, I'll just get back on track and back on plan the following week and, if I do leave my target range, drop back in.

This week I've upped my exercise by walking to work (which is just over a mile) and walking to interviews/photo jobs whilst at work.  I initially started doing it because it's a nightmare to park at work, but now I actually really enjoy it.  I feel so much more awake when I get to work on a morning after the walk in than I do when I drive.

I've also (drum roll, please) finally bought some new clothes - woo hooo!  I can't wait for them to arrive - I'm sick of wearing stuff that doesn't fit me properly.  I've even resorted to wearing a pleather skirt to work because it's the only one that fits me now.

Food diary (week one as a target member)

Day One:

Breakfast: Overnight oats with raspberries
Snack: Apple
Snack: Cadbury Creme egg (9 syns)
Lunch: Speed vegetable soup
Snack: One pack of Hula Hoop Puft crisps (3.5 syns)
Snack: Slice of cake (25 syns)
Snack: Apple
Snack: Walkers French Fries (3.5 syns)
Tea: Pork meatloaf with courgetti and spaghetti and a fruit salad and small slice of bakewell tart (7 syns)
Syns for the day: 48 

Day Two:

Breakfast: Melon
Snack: Strawberries
Dinner: Chicken breast with carrot, peppers and lettuce
Snack: Apple and orange
Tea: Diet Coke chicken with cauliflower rice
Snack: Sweets (20 syns)
Syns for the day: 20

Day Three:

Breakfast: Strawberries
Dinner: Chicken and bacon Caesar sandwich (approx 20 syns) with salad
Snack: Chocolate cake (30 syns)
Tea: Chicken salad
Syns for the day: 50

Day Four:

Breakfast: Strawberries
Dinner: Spaghetti with meatballs (10 syns) and a couple of slices of pizza (15 syns) with chips (10 syns)
Tea: Chicken in oyster sauce with loads of vegetables
Syns for the day: 35

Day Five:

Breakfast: Bacon, two hard boiled eggs and spinach
Snack: Apple and pear
Dinner: Ham salad (lettuce, carrot, peppers and red cabbage) with two hard boiled eggs
Snack: Apple
Tea: SW chilli with cauliflower rice
Snack: Ten Cadbury Roses (20 syns)
Snack: Oreo ice-cream sandwich (5.5 syns)
Syns for the day: 25.5

Day Six:

Breakfast: Overnight oats with raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants and blueberries.
Dinner: Leftover chilli with cauliflower rice
Snack: Apple
Snack: Six Cadbury Roses (12 syns)
Tea: SW lasagne with salad
Syns for the day: 12

Day Seven:

Breakfast: Toasted teacake with butter (14 syns) with fresh strawberries and raspberries
Dinner: Homemade tomato and chilli soup
Snack: Apple and pear
*Had tea after I was weighed*
Syns for the day: 14

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