Cruise day 48 – PP

Morning weigh-in: 100.8

  • Daily GAIN 0.2kg/0.44lbs
  • Total lost 11.5kg/25.3lb

Watercheck – 2.4l by 23.20


  • 2x scrambled egg
  • Oatbran porridge
  • Mug of tea with milk


  • Steak
  • Icecream

Afternoon snack

  • Mini babybel light


  • Lean spicy pork burgers
  • chive cottage cheese


  • 30 mins walking to and from work
  • 30 mins walking around meadows

Yes. Yes I know. Icecream.  Full fat, full sugar icecream.  I caved, ok? I was at lunch, doing my freelance consulting (not my usual day job) and so I was outside of my usual routine.  I went to a restaurant and asked for a steak, no trimmings. “No, no chips, no salad.  No, I don’t want a jacket potato. Just a steak”

So they brought me the steak.  It was tiny. Once I’d cut off the bits of fat, there was hardly anything on it, and I was starving by this stage.  So when I saw someone at a neighbouring table get an icecream, I ordered one before I knew what was happening, and then before I knew it, before I could change my mind, there it was in front of me.  I could have stopped myself then, I suppose. Could have just left it, but my GOD it looked (and smelled) SO good.  Afterwards, I felt sick.  Ugh.

I am now officially beating myself up about it. Not so much about what the the result will be on the scales tomorrow morning, but at my lapse in control – I’ve been doing so well all this time.  Now I feel like an alcoholic – “I had 8 weeks without junk food… now I have 4 hours.”


Oh well. Back on the horse.

On the plus side, I had stacks of energy for walking today – must be all that red meat…

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Miss Vodka Tonic on August 3, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Sorry that you caved Charlotte – one thing I have taken from your blog is the 7-day rolling average and view that as more important than anything else, as we’re in it for the long term right? so don;t beat yourself up too much….you’re doing really really well.

    Over the last few days I have had a 0.4 Loss, a 0.6 Loss and a 1.1 GAIN this morning – when I did about an hour or so walking yesterday and was at the gym with cardio and weights – argh!!


  2. I’m reading this along with your post of the next day, where you actually lost weight (dumb time lag messes up posts, so I usually read two at a time). Now, after reading the aftermath, I think you have it all straight, this is a forgiving diet, and small transgressions here and there are NOT the end of the world. In past diets, one foot off the straight and narrow path would send me in a tailspin of depression and weight gain. In reading this post, what caught my eye was when you said “you felt sick”. I don’t know if you meant physically or as in deep shame/regret, but I noticed in my recent weekend binge, I really did feel physically sick. Like…yuck! I don’t want to even eat that kind of stuff anymore. It made it realllly easy to go back to the protein foods. Foods that satisfy me, and taste good, and don’t leave me hungry and shaking 3 hours later. Maybe transgressions can be looked at as learning?


    • I think you might be right, Patty.

      I did feel physically sick – kinda nauseous – but was also languishing in deep pain/regret…

      I did, however, very much enjoy the sundae at the time. 😉


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