It’s time for another update in my weight loss and fitness story – you can read my last up date here. I’m still plodding on – a total of 16lb lost now (and 3 inches off my waist) and although it’s coming off quite slowly I have lost weight every single week. I can only call that a success I reckon.
15th July 2017 (Day 47)
Cake. I ate all the cake. Well not quite all the cake but a lot of it anyway. I’m trying not to beat myself up about it but it’s hard not to. And we’ll see what effect it has on the scales on Tuesday. I’ve been back at my yoga the last couple of days though and that’s a start. So I’m just treating this as a bit of a break week and I’ll properly get back on it from now. Today was pretty good actually so I’m going to be positive and take it from there. The trouble I always find with losing weight is that I lose a stone or so and then think ‘oh, I look/ feel so much better than before, that’ll do’ when really I need to keep on going if I’m ever going to get to my pre-baby (and pre-3 week honeymoon in America) weight. Onwards and upwards (or should that be downwards?)
18th July 2017 (Day 50)
Despite all the cake I lost another 2 lbs this week so that take my total loss to 1 stone! I was hoping to stay the same at best so I’m really pleased with a loss and it’s given me my motivation back too (I know I shouldn’t let the scale dictate my mood and motivation levels but it’s really hard not too). If I can lose another 2 lb next week that will put me back in the 11 stone bracket and I’ve not been there since before Gabe was born. Anyway, today is a nursery day so I’m going to do my yoga now, and then do some cleaning which is bound to burn a few more calories!
24th July 2017 (Day 56)
It’s weigh in day tomorrow so we will see what that brings but I’ve had pretty good week this week as far as staying on plan goes. Yoga has been a bit hit and miss but I’ve just done my session for today and I can definitely tell I’m not as stiff as I was a few weeks ago. I’m feeling much better about myself at the moment although I’m trying not to get complacent. I have still got a long way to go if I’m going to get anywhere near my target weight / size. What I have noticed following this meal replacement diet is that I can feel satisfied from much smaller portions than I’m used to and that is something I really want to carry forward when I stop the meal replacements completely and return to conventional food. I’ve got another two weeks of following the plan completely (well closely at least) and then I think I am going to start introducing lunch but keep having a shake for breakfast and we’ll see how that goes.
27th July 2017 (Day 59)
Still here, still plodding on. Another 1.5 lb gone this week which takes me to a total of 1 st 2 lb lost. I’m feeling much better for it and I can tell the difference in my clothes but I’ve still got a way to go, and I’m at that point, almost two months in where I’m starting to get a bit fed up and craving a blow out. To be fair we did go out for lunch on Tuesday and although I had a healthy-ish salad, I also had a big piece of cheesecake! I can’t totally deprive myself though, because I know I will just end up having a crazy day, which will turn into a crazy month and before I know it I’ll be back where I started. I’ve been here before you see, and every time I’ve lost weight I’ve ended up putting it all back on and then some. I’m so determined to make it stick this time though, and I know I keep banging on about it but I really think the yoga is going to help with that. I just want to be happy and healthy so I can have the energy to look after my boys. On that note, Gabe has been sleeping much better lately and not being quite so exhausted is definitely helping stop me turning to chocolate and cake for energy. I don’t think I will ever lose my craving for chocolate but I’m really trying to enjoy it in little bits rather than eating so much in one go I feel sick. It’s hard though, and it’s a mental fight I still have every day.
So that’s it until next time. You can all my other Fit by 40 updates here.