SO cross with myself.
But I know what caused it, and have climbed back on it again.
Y’see, the lovely Trevor suggests you listen to the ‘slimpod’ just before you fall asleep – which I know many people do very successfully. But me? No. Thank you. I just can’t fall asleep with headphones on. Sorry.
But that was okay – I woke in the morning, and took the iPod straight out into the garden, sitting quietly out there and listened to it in the uninterruted peace of the early morning.
It was half term. Still-Pyjama-clad children were all slumped happily in front of the tv, or pottering quietly in their rooms.
The following week we went back to school.
Seriously – do you have ten quiet interruption-free minutes on a school morning? When you can relax, totally sure you’re not going to get asked for more cornflakes please/where’s my swimming hat/how d’you spell ”calculate’/who’s got my shoe?
I tried, I really did.
But I kept thinking “oh, well, I’ll do it when I get back from school”.
But of course when I got back from school my brain was already filled with the days ‘stuff’, and it never seemed to do more than pass fleetingly across my brain “oh, I should go and do that in a minute…”
By the end of week 3 I had skipped 5 days in a row.
Which makes me really cross, because I KNOW this works. I just need to make more effort to stay disciplined – find my best time slot and stick to it.
I’ve spoken to the fab (and incredibly supportive) slimpod team, I know it’s not essential to listen at night, it’s just making a regular time each day, creating the space to listen. Just ten minutes – it’s a small ask.
So. I’m starting again.
It’s worth noting, thought, that in my lapse I didn’t immediately fall back into old ways; I haven’t actually put any of the 9lb loss back on again. I haven’t resorted to evening-snacking again. I may automtically reach for the childrens leftovers, but quickly and easily stop myself from hoovering them up. But I have noticed that my new found “you’re-full-up-now” detector quite quickly vanished, and portion control Went West.
Ah well. onwards and upwards…