Finally this is a week I can be proud of, it's what I've been waiting for for so long. It's amazing after feeling really sluggish and huge how quick you can feel better about yourself and actually start to feel slimmer again, for me I would say I can achieve this in about 48 hours.
I would say that for this week I pretty much stuck to the amount of calories I usually eat. There were one or two days that I went over by around 300 calories which in the grand scheme of things is nothing, I just don't stress myself out about that because it doesn't achieve anything.
My attitude towards food changes from day to day, some days I am fine and I can get through even under my calorie allowance. I was proud of myself on Thursday because I went to a PR event with the lovely buffet (first photo in this post) and I actually didn't eat a single thing despite them having my favourite, macaroons.
It's funny, I told a client that I had put some weight on and she said straight away that I didn't look it. It made me feel so much better because I instantly felt like "not all is lost here" and I was motivated again.
The one thing I am 100% consistent with is going to the gym, even after six months I still go every week day morning and do between 45 minutes to an hour. There's definitely some days that I feel like I could give it a miss but I always make sure I go. It has definitely helped tone and improve my overall physique.
This next week I am away on holiday but I intend to just be sensible. I weighed myself early as I was leaving on Sunday morning and I had lost 5lbs of the weight I had put on. Right now I'm pretty much going up and down in the 14 stone Mark but I continue to remind myself of my achievements and that I will continue to fight this battle.
- Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
- Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
- If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going! Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
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