We're going on holiday to sunny Suffolk today and this presents a couple of problems.
Number 1 - I have been telling people, since I started my current year of guilt-fuelled weight loss, that a holiday is a holiday from work and a holiday from dieting. This was intended to let me off the hook at Christmas and, come on, one day every so often of totally blowing the diet - isn't that what normal people do? And when I say 'normal people' I'm talking about the gaunt, skeletal figures who stalk the byways of Britain, somehow maintaining a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9. So those would be the 'ideal' BMIers. I suspect that 'normal' is bigger than that.
And while I'm on that subject. In evolutionary terms surely it would make more sense to be carrying a bit of fat for those lean times that are coming when the bunny apocalypse starts. So, thin enough to be able to catch a cow (or a Jerusalem artichoke), but fat enough to make it through the winter. Something like this..
Oh! Why would I put that picture up at 8 in the morning? I'm eating my breakfast!
Actually, it's not that dissimilar to the look I was sporting when I got up.
Anyway, Those people occasionally have a massive blow out, don't they? Surely? Even if it is just as part of a twig and berry eating competition.
But we don't normally go away for more that 4 or 5 days, because we worry about the cats and the chickens being left to their own devices for too long, I didn't think that 4 or 5 days would be a problem - I can't put on that much in 5 days! Even though whilst shouting at Supersize vs Superskinny on the telly I have been heard to say that I could put on half a stone in half an hour.
(I feel I should mention that the chickens and cats do have a human companion while we're away and she's fairly sensible. So the cats won't have built a formula 1 racetrack in the hallway while we're gone, and the chickens won't have come up with a short solution to Fermat's Last Theorem)
But we are off for a whole week and I think I can do myself a lot of damage in a week. What with ice creams and fish and chips by the seaside and barbecues in the evening.
And my next weigh in is the day we get back! It could go horribly wrong.
Number 2 - one of the things that keeps me on track (and distracted from food) is blogging every day. And I don't know how much internet access we will have. And it's a holiday! Put your Ipad down! Enjoy the company of family. Do things differently from what you do at home.
So this blog may go intermittent for the next week. If I don't get to do it at all, then I will see you all at my next weigh in. Wish me luck!
Or, even better than luck - throw some sponsorship my way!