We’re just back from a week’s holiday in the Greek island of Rhodes. We had an amazing time. The skies were blue, the sea was warm, and the buffet table was groaning with food!
You know how it is. You’ve stuck to the Slimming World plan religiously for the last couple of months, and when you go on holiday, you feel like you’ve earned a bit of a blow-out. And boy, did we blow-out!
We went away with good intentions. We said that we’d stick to fruit at breakfast, and pick healthy options for lunch and dinner. But when it came down to it, all out good intentions went by the wayside, and we spent the entire week eating all the worst kinds of food.
I blame the hotel, for laying on such a sumptuous banquet on the buffet table each day. At breakfast, for example, you could have fruit, cereals, cheese and ham, pastries, breads, a cooked breakfast, crepes with nutella, and cookies. And unfortunately on most days I usually ended up having a bit of everything!
In the evening it was also far too tempting to have a few drinks. Some nights it was a few beers, on other nights it was a bottle of wine, and other nights it was cocktails!
And so, inevitably, with all this eating and drinking – all of it totally off-plan – it meant that I gained a shed-load of weight. Surprise, surprise! I put on a total of 8 pounds. That’s over half a stone in just a week!
I now have just a few short days until my first official post-holiday weigh-in. I’m straight back on plan, and stuffing myself with as much speed food as possible. And I’m also out walking the dog for an hour a day, and using my bicycle to run errands around town. I just hope I can undo some of the damage before I face going to class again.