Every week I go and get weighed and I need the knowledge I will get weighed by someone else to stick to the eating plan. To be honest it doesn't feel to much like a diet which is the beauty of it as you can eat as much "free" food as you like. Brilliant for someone who has portion control issues - Paul (see not Hubby - happy now dad??) can't understand how I can get away with eating so much food but it's all about eating the right food.
A few people have commented in my weight loss so far (including our neighbour A who says even her husband S has noticed "so I must have lost a lot for him to notice"!) which is good for giving you a boost and keeping you on track.
I fear though that I have reached the mid-diet rut where it all seems too much like hard work and biscuits call me at every available opportunity. I need to get my groove back on and push forward. It's been difficult of late as the end of June/beginning of July is known as "party season" around here - we end up with about 5 or so birthday parties and, along with a long overdue Mothers' Mafia night out (wine tasting and pottery painting at Coffee Au Clay), the diet has been put on hold for a couple of weeks.
There is however a pair of "pre-Max" jeans that I want to get back into - they're those kind of jeans that make you feel good just wearing them. I spent a small fortune on them and once memorably told Paul that "I'd marry these jeans if I could"! So must keep to the diet if I want to get back into them and then think about something to reward myself with when I reach target. Last time it was a Coach bag and I'm thinking if I did that last time then I must do the same this time - now what bag shall I go for this time??
And just because most of the posts seem to have been about Max, here's a picture of my beautiful Penelope