Friday, May 21, 2010
Ok, so tomorrow will be exactly six weeks since I started (wow, can't believe I'm still going...) and just thought I'd give an update on my progress.
Im 41 days in and 18lbs down.
The weight is coming off faster than I'd hoped and I may consider taking another 10lbs of my target weight if I think I can get there in time for september.
When I started, my BMI was 29.3
It is now 26.8
That means that six weeks ago, I was borderline OBESE!
Now I am borderline NORMAL!
Over the past two weeks, my attitude towards food has altered dramatically. My days used to centre around mealtimes and I used to look forward to Saturday nights crammed with takeout! Now, food is just an object to get me through the day. Feel like I'm now eating to live and not living to eat. I can't remember what it feels like to be full and bloated. It's like eating has became a chore, it's something I do because I've got to instead of because I want to.
I must admit that personally, I am not seeing a difference in my body. I know that it will come and although I can't see it, I feel it. I can now suck my stomach in again which I haven't been able to do in a while.
I haven't done ANY exercise! I was kicking myself the first few weeks, wanting to get some in and I eventually went for my first ever run...in public...yikes. I also hit the cross trainer that week and done some Zumba...and I gained 4lbs! Yes 4lbs! I know, I know...it could have been muscle gain or water weight but needless to say it put me off. I think I'm doing really well without it and so I'm going to continue without it until I stop losing. To be fair, I'm walking to work and back everyday which is about a half hour each way so it's not as though I'm doing nothing.
My new inspiration is buying clothes in sizes too small. I've been doing a lot of shopping online lately and spent a considerable amount of money on clothes that are a few sizes too small. I aim to be into these by 9th September for my trip to Greece. And the only way this will happen is if I can stick to my diet plan until then...Im very optimistic!
My indulgences!!! Used to have one of these once a week! But no more. Started weighing myself daily as an experiment. Found that I was consistently losing about half a pound a day during the week and gaining about 2lbs on a Saturday after getting takeout or chocolate! I am soooo not working this hard to only lose a pound a week. And so I've cut them down to once a month. Next one is Fri 28th May - Sex and the City 2 release. Posh meal with friends, cocktails and SATC2! Can't wait. Seems like I'm looking forward to them and enjoying them much more too!
So low and behold, things are going great. I do have my down days and I have had days of falling off the wagon but the difference now is that I'm jumping right back on again. I'm finally in control!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Haven't been hungry alllll day and now it's night time I have that familiar feeling in my belly. This would usually be the time I'd be off to the fridge for some munchies but I'm managing to refrain thus so far and thought I'd come on Spark to keep the morale going.
I've got a strict, no policy - no eating after 7pm rule which has been in force successfully for 6 weeks and has been going down a treat until today. I usually have a cup of tea about now if I'm hungry but I hate drinking it before bed cuz it has me up all night going back and forward to the toilet!
I must admit, today has been a bit harder than usual. Not particularly on the hunger front. Just in general to stay motivated. I know I'm losing - the scales are telling me so. But I'm not feeling the difference in my clothes and it kinda gets me down. I guess it's always harder to see on yourself compared to others so I know I've just gotta stick with it. Hoping that by this time next month, I'll have doubled my weightloss and then things will be more noticable,
Once you start seeing results, it sure perks you up. Oh well, have rambled on a bit now, think I'll watch a little sex and the city then bed for me :o)
Night guys - have a great weekend all x
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Never thought I'd say it, but I think I'm losing too much too quick.
I don't know why, I've been staying within the calorie range for my weight, done next to no exercise since I started and I'm rarely hungry so I'm definately eating enough.
My only concern is that I'm not getting enough of the right vitamins.
I think I sickened myself with fruit and veg over the first few weeks and can't bear to look at it right now but I've switched to wholegrain everything and am drinking plenty of water.
I have a bit of an addictive personality and once I eat something I like, I want to eat it all the time. At the moment it's toast (wholegrain, nutty, toast) with ham or chicken or banana.
And so thats what I'm eating at the moment for lunch and dinner. And it fills me up. Taking into consideration the margarine and topping, it's still about 450 cal a portion so I'm not undereating.
Don't know if I should be satisfied with my weightloss or worried that I'm losing too much too quick.
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