I revealed, on our return from our hols, that I had put on half a stone in just a few short days. Disaster!
I've been on diets before and there are various things which have broken those diets. One of them is that most years, but not this year, I attend a professional conference for 4 days in early April. At this conference, I stay at a hotel at which I eat a cooked breakfast every day. There are lots of drugs companies in attendance who, throughout the day, offer freebies of food and drinks, none of them healthy. And in the evening there is meeting up with old friends for food and drinks. I always come home heavier than I arrived.
I didn't go this year, but the holiday fulfilled much of the over-eating in early April criteria for a diet-breaker.
But what is it that breaks the diet?
My current theory is that it seems so easy to put the weight on, and it always seems so difficult to get it off. Attending the conference is a bit like a mini holiday from work and I think I just get the post-holiday blues. You know the thing - you've been away, had a good time, put on weight, and now you've got to go back to work. Who wouldn't feel like just carrying on eating? Because it's going to be hard work to lose that weight again, isn't it? May as well give up.
But no! If there's one thing I've learnt in this year of dieting, let it be this. Short term weight gain can be lost almost as quickly as it was put on.
Or at least, that's what I'm hoping tomorrow will bring...