Counting Down...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Days 44 - 64

Wow! It's been that long. I've still been on plan but have been too busy to post on here. The plan is going pretty well and I'm still losing, in case you were wondering whether I fell off.

Today is Day 64 and I have lost 35lbs in total. I'm super happy about that, as I can finally wear a number of clothes that didn't even fit three years ago because of my weight gain. The plan now is to hold off buying new clothes till it's really necessary.

Anyhoo, I have 20 days left to complete Step 1 and move to Step 2. I'm a bit nervous about the fact that I will be introducing real food but, I'm sure the meal planning is what I'm worried about. At the moment I don't have to think about weighing, cooking and measuring my calories, but from Step 2 I'm going to have to deal with that. I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

My consultant entered me for a summer weight loss challenge spanning twelve weeks. The goal is to lose at least 4.4lbs each week till the end of the 12-week period, translating to a total of about 52lbs. On average I lose 3lbs meaning that if I'm able to keep this going for twelve weeks I could lose an additional 36lbs to what I've already lost.

This is going to be exciting and I will keep you posted.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Days 35-43 and Weigh In

The days are going by with ease and I have stayed on track. This diet isn't as hard as it is made out to be once you settle into the rhythm of things.

Fell sick due to the TOTM and still stayed on plan. Was so nauseous that I even ended up taking shakes instead of doing my usual spaghetti Bolognese for dinner. You can therefore imagine my disdain when the scales read a loss of 1.2kg this week. Why?????

I know that the weight loss slows down a bit but I can't be doing all this hard work to see such a minute loss on the scale. Next course of action is to start working out and see if this will make a difference at my next weigh in.

6 weeks down, 6 more to go and I'll be done with Step 1 of the Cambridge Diet.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Days 22-35

Still on track. Lost a total of 18lbs in four weeks and lost, an additional 2.9lbs in Week 5. So far this has been my lowest loss, but it is better than nothing at all, or a gain. 

I've stayed on track 100%. Thank God for the ketosis that takes away the hunger. Drinking 4L of water daily has been pretty hard. I usually average 3L daily but I'm trying to do more.

I'm almost halfway through Step 1 and I'm hoping to have lost at least 50lbs at the end of twelve weeks. That would be phenomenal (fingers crossed).

On the non scale victory front, I wore a pair of trousers that I haven't been able to wear since I bought them in 2016, which is great. I also wore a blouse that became too tight to wear last year due to my weight gain today. It fit quite comfortably and will probably be lose by the end of the eight week if I keep losing.

The food isn't bad either. I am totally in love with the spaghetti bolognese and cous cous, a dash of pepper and they actually taste like food prepared at home. Who knew diet food could be yummy?
The chicken tikka is alright but, the soups are definitely not for me.

Anyway, I need to get back to work. Talk to y'all later.