Monday, 28 June 2010

I heart the band!

I didnt think I would ever say that but there it is.
The scrapbook club I belong to go away four times a year to an old country house where we do nothing but craft and eat and chat and laugh.

We go on Friday afternoon and stay until Sunday afternoon. You get three 2 course meals a day with coffee and cake inbetween each meal! Honestly in the past I would gain at least 7lb on these weekends.

The last time I went was right after surgery so I wasnt eating solids at all. This was my first weekend eating normally. I just took it easy and ate what I could. I did feel like people were watching me but they are all my friends so it wasnt uncomfortable. The only problem I had was with Sunday lunch. Roast beef, yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings. I dont eat yorkshire puddings anyway so I gave that away. I actually only ate 1 slice of beef, 2 small roast potatos and a spoonfull of carrots but I got stuck and PB'ed. That left room for dessert! Which was a lovely buttery peach thing with cream. Dont worry I only had a spoonfull.

But I heart the band because I still lost 1/4 of a pound. Not much I know but NO GAIN!!!!!!! I could not imagine going on one of these weekends and not gaining weight. It's a whole new experience for me and I love it.

Now I have to get back into the exercise as I have seriously let this slip for the past two weeks. The weather has been really hot and its very tiring but thats no excuse because you all deal with much hotter weather than me and still exercise. Back to the gym tonight!

Tomorrow is my BYOC challenge day so lots of drinking and gym and I am quite looking forward to it.

Have a good week everyone x
Much love xxx


  1. It feels so good to be able to enjoy food! And lose weight! It's like one of those cheesy adds, but with the band you really can eat fabulous food and still lose weight. I'm loving learning to enjoy just a bite of dessert or whatever, and feel completely satisfied physically (and emotionally). Sounds like a complete scale victory as well as non-scale victory. I am so happy for you!

  2. Best part of the band, I think! Eating whatever, but in moderation and still lose weight. Just the way "naturally" skinny people do it.

    I know you can meet your goal tomorrow! I have no doubt :)

  3. I totally agree with the girls that the best thing is being able to eat and still lose! Moderation is the key!

  4. Oh my goodness, I don't scrapbook but that club totally makes me want to!! How fun! Congrats on not gaining, I'm about to go on my first post-band vacation and I *always* gain. NOT THIS TIME THOUGH!! I'm determined.

  5. Sounds like you're rocking the band lady.
    Way to go.

  6. A weekend like that with a loss is a big victory! NICE, Fiona, keep it up!

  7. argh away again this weekend with hotel food but hopefully lots of walking.