First the good news. As of this morning my weight is back to what it was before I went away for the summer. The damage done by 5000 miles of driving, many enormous diet cokes and embarrassingly well patronised buffets has been undone. Well in terms of weight anyway.
My fitness is still not quite back to where it was. I just can't get enthusiastic about running and so that's not really happening. And right now I'm not swimming at all because I'm cycling to work which means I don't have time to swim (because of the opening hours of the pool it's only possible to use if if I'm driving to work).
And now the question. It's really just a question for me (since it isn't like this blog has a wide readership!) but I'm really wondering why I find it so hard to log things that I didn't plan to eat. Last week every day I was over my calories by around 1000 per day. MFP kept making dire predictions about how much I'd weigh in 5 weeks. That didn't bother me at all. But then yesterday was a hungry day and so I ate an extra banana and a couple of handfuls of nuts. I kept procrastinating about recording them. And then I realised that I really did not want to add them to my food diary
That's weird. What possible difference could it make. No-one reads my diary and even if they did a handful of nuts and a banana is not exactly going to leap off the page. It wasn't going to ruin a perfect day or anything - the stuff I planned to eat and had already logged had put me far into the red. So why would I try to get out of writing it down? I'm not sure of the answer but I think it has something to do with fooling myself. And I'm sure there's some sort of interesting information about my psych in there.
Just for the record I did eventually record them at the end of the day.
I've blogged before about the fact that last year was a bit of a write off as far as weight loss. I bounced up and down (more up than down) by about 3kg but roughly finished the year where I started it. I never managed to get into a routine of logging last year. So now I'm back to where I ended the year but with the advantage that I'm back into logging. Hopefully that means I can continue on a generally downwards trend, get back to the lowest weight I ever recorded and then continue on until I finally get to the weight I want to be.