Thursday, June 30, 2011

Week 6

Another successful week of weight loss-1.1kg this week bringing the total to 5.8kg. My clothes all fit me heaps better although I'm not sure for how much longer. It has been a fantastic week overall, making some wonderful new connections and picking up some old connections. Been out & about more this week and eating out more so planning ahead a little. Something I have discovered is that the smell of junk food is now turning my stomach. That's gotta be a good thing. I am just over half way of my weight loss journey although I may revise that goal as the time goes on. Have already planned a reward for when I achieve my goal.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Big Week-Week 5

Well a very pleasing week, weight loss wise for me. I have been very busy so if I haven't had a healthy option for lunch, I've chosen to wait until I've got home to eat. Yesterday I moved from the second phase to the third phase of my diet. It allowed me the flexibility to have sushi for lunch yesterday. Total weight loss so far has been 4.7kg. Mentally, I would like to lose another 5 kilos to be at what I think is my ideal weight. Realistically, that would possibly mean a whole new wardrobe and I'm not sure the bank balance could cope after I have just restocked for winter. Maybe I'll save the new wardrobe for summer-all I'll need is a new bikini! LOL! I'm excited and motivated by my weight loss journey so far.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Weekly Update

Usually today I post my weight loss for the previous week. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on which way you look at it) I got up in the dark and went to gym this morning. So when I got home I had already eaten a piece of fruit and consumed about 1/3 of a litre of water. No gym in the morning so I'll stay in bed til it's light enough to see the scales!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Gone From My Thoughts

You know the other great thing for me in regards to this diet is I'm not constantly thinking about food. Ordinarily I think about food from when I get up to when I go to bed. If I'm not thinking about what I'm going to be preparing and cooking at the next meal sitting I'm thinking about what my son needs to eat for morning or afternoon tea or what groceries, fruit and veggies I have on hand or need to buy. It's all gone. Almost to the point where I forget to plan anything. It is actually very liberating! Sometimes, I forget to eat everything I should be eating (bit of a change from the first 17 days!). Now where's that yoghurt?

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Week 3: Excitement!

Well, what a great week.  I have now lost 3.1 kg.  It's been a long time (probably 12 years) since I was this weight.  That is exciting for me. 

This week has included a weekend away with the girls.  It's great to know that I can still do those things and achieve healthy eating and weight loss.  On Sunday, I started the second phase of the 17 day diet.  This phase is about alternating a Phase 1 day with the alternate day including some red meats and natural starchy carbs.  Hello red meat!  Hello carbs!  This phase has been much easier on my mind and my body and I have felt less hungry; some days I haven't even eaten everything I was supposed to.  I am still struggling to get through 2 litres of water a day.  There just simply are times in my busy life when it is too difficult to carry around a water bottle.

I wonder if getting my hair cut had any affect on my weight loss?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Week 2: Disappointment

I woke up this morning excited to get on the scales. I'm feeling like, food wise, I've done it tough this week. So I get on the scales and I couldn't believe it; I have put on 300 g. So I started to look at what challenges I faced this week. Firstly, last Friday, I could feel a cold coming on. My first instinct when I get this feeling is to have a green smoothie for breakfast. That's a break from this 17 day diet as green smoothies incorporate bananas which are not on the low sugar list for fruit. I had 1 of these a day on top of the other food I was meant to eat for 4 days. Secondly, I went to a party on Saturday night. While I was there I got extremely hungry; like you wouldn't believe. If I was at home, I would have been in bed asleep so I would have been using less energy. So at the party I had to try to find food that I could eat. At first, nothing. So I had about 10 BBQ chips, then I found some red grapes however fruit shouldn't be eaten after 2 pm. What the heck! I was famished. After a handful of red grapes, I made myself a green tea and eventually convinced hubby it was time to go. Thirdly, I didn't exercise this week until yesterday as I have been less than healthy and at least 17 minutes a day is required for 6 days.
I change over to the next 17 day period on Sunday. It will be interesting to see what happens this coming week. Gee, I'm hanging out for some red meat! I've got a roast lamb planned for Sunday night! Wish me luck.