Saturday, August 02, 2014
I lost 3.3kgs this time. My body took a while to recover from the brownies, plus I've been cheating with a bit on meat more often than I really should be. But the good news is that I;ve reached my 8% goal, so I'm into the next stage of the trial. My total loss so far is 11.2kgs.
There are still 4 more weeks to go of just the shakes and vegetables, so I'm hoping to get down to double digits.
I've being feeling a little bit faint this past week, when I stand up too fast, or stand for too long. My blood pressure has always been on the low side, so maybe it has dropped I bit more. I've also been feeling like my muscles, mainly in my lower half, are fatigued - slightly sore and heavy.
A few positives: my hair is growing quite quickly and is super soft and silky, my skin is free of acne, I've got a lot of energy, my clothes are super loose and clothes that didn't fit before fit perfectly now. It looks to me that the weight is coming off around my middle, which I'm super pleased with - I can't wait for the measurements come week 8.
I'm going to start exercising a bit this week - more walking and getting on the cross-trainer or stepper for a few minutes a day.
Another update next weight in.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Been a while since I last was here.
To quickly recap the last few months:
-I fell off the wagon and put back on all but 5kgs.
-I joined a medical trial, a study into preventing diabetes and maintaining weight loss.
I've been on the initial stage of the study for almost 2 weeks now. This stage is 8 weeks long and is where participants lose weight via a low energy diet [need to lose 8%]. I honestly thought that these first few weeks would be really tough, that I'd be hungry all day and that I'd give up - but the only tough thing so far has been eating/drinking all that I have to in a day. I'm just not hungry, I'm forcing myself to eat everything I need to. My family has even been away on holiday during these two weeks, and I haven't felt tempted and given in - even watching my husband, son and friend eat takeaways and yummy roast meals. I feel like I have more energy and am sleeping better than before as well.
I think part of the reason I feel so focused and all that is because I'm taking part in something big than just me. There is a lot of money and time invested into this study, so I don't want to fail, and I don't want to flunk out after the 8 weeks [if you don't lose the required weigh, you are excluded from the rest of the study].
This coming Saturday I have my first weigh in, meeting this the dietitian, group meeting to talk about how things have been going, and pick up another 2 weeks' worth of meal sachets. I have hopped on my scales at home and they say there is a significant loss so far, and clothes are looser and fitting better.
That's about everything.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Haven't been on the scales for some time now. Pretty I'm gaining weight though.
Not sure what else to put.
My mum visited from Australia for a week [went home yesterday afternoon]. Felt pretty sad all of yesterday and still somewhat today.
Was playing taxi yesterday and the day before, so didn't get much done - I'm looking at two days worth of dishes to get done, since my husband didn't want to do them. Motivation seems to be lacking for everyone in my house.
Everything seems to be annoying me lately, I just can't seem to relax. Even after sleeping a full night's sleep, I don't feel rested. Not sure what is going on.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
A bit of a late blog.
Stayed off the scale this last week again. Feeling better though. Been walking most days and eating smarter.
Friday, I cleared all the wheat and gluten out of our cupboards. I've been meaning to do this for some time but have just never gotten round to it. I was spurred on by a book a read called "Grain Brain" written Dr. David Perlmutter. I think everyone should read it, or at least watch his segments on Dr. Oz. Very interesting and compelling book - basically saying that gluten sensitivity and excess carbs lead to a whole raft of issues in the body and, in particular, the brain.
My mum is coming to visit from Australia for a couple of weeks. I'm very excited about this - having seen her for over nine month. Benjamin will be even more excited to see his Nanna.
I'm now hooked on 90% dark chocolate.
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