Goodness me, can’t believe it’s been 11 days since my last update!! I’ve had a minor bout of gastro and a tween birthday party and sleepover in that time, so there’s been very low calorie days and some rather higher calorie days
I’ve put all my stats at the bottom like said I would, but in case you don’t want to scroll - current weight is 11 stone 8!
I’ve said it before, but I really want to emphasise again how I now find that cheat days affect me… the day after a cheat day, or even a late dinner, my weight will rocket up, I’m talking 1lb per cheat day at least. This can be so disheartening, especially when you think how long it took you to get from that weight to where you had been pre-cheat day - but it’s that thinking that does you in, it’s the thinking that says, ah fuck this, I just can’t be bothered anymore, it’s too much hard work! BUT I’ve found that 2-3 mornings after the post-cheat day weigh in I get the ‘readjustment’ where my weight drops a chunk in one go and if I look I’m pretty much on the same weight loss trajectory as I was before. It really does seem like it just takes my body a couple of days to process and err, evacuate, all the excess food, before we’re back to situation normal. Now I’m not saying I could go on a cheat month, or even a cheat week and not suffer on the scales, but at least I can indulge on occasion and know that a couple of 66% Huel days later I’ll be back on track…
So what am I doing these days?
Well breakfast and lunch are still 1 scoop vanilla & 1 scoop UU with 300ml of water and 100ml of Alpro coconut. I drink half the breakfast one in the morning and the other half late morning. I drink a big mug of hot nettle tea. Then come lunch time or early afternoon I’ve started having a bit of ‘normal’ savory food. I like a bowl of fresh salad with balsamic vinegar/extra virgin olive oil/salt dressing, or even something ‘treat’ like, such as a packet of Mini Cheddars (129 calories…). After I have another big mug of hot nettle tea. Then over the afternoon I have my 2nd Huel is a couple of sittings and possibly more nettle tea. Come 5-6pm it’s tea time and we have a healthy/normal evening meal. Of an evening I’m having another big mug of nettle tea and 20g of 85% dark chocolate. If I feel super hungry I have 1 slice of toast, usually with Nutella or maybe Marmite, but I’ve reassessed by Nutella portion control and stick to a thin layer, which still tastes heavenly.
I can credit my more recent ability to eat extra calories and still lose weight to my walks/FitBit. Whereas before I was eating about 1500 and probably burning about 2000 with minimal exercise, now with a 4 mile walk (at a brisk pace, taking about 1 hour) I’m eating around 1800-1900 calories a day, but still easily getting the 750 calorie deficit I’m now aiming for on the FitBit. I seem to be losing at a rate of 1.5lb a week, which ties in with the deficit I’m aiming for.
I also find the ability to eat those extra calories helps with my motivation as I’m not left in a state of feeling ‘lack’, but at the same time when I do indulge in something I fancy I am keeping my portion right down, so it’s half a flapjack, not 2 flapjacks
Going to a birthday celebration at an all you can eat buffet with food from all round the world on Saturday - so excited, but I actually don’t think I’ll be able to eat all that much as I’m sure I’ve shrunk my stomach capacity… I can hope
My next mini-goal is 11 stone 7, so fingers crossed for that one next week…
How are you all going? xx
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Start weight - 13 stone 4 (84.4kg)
Largest measurements from February, before I lost 5lb from exercise, then put back on 7lb, but at least the exercise made me a bit trimmer )
Waist - 96cm
Hips - 120cm
Thighs - 72cm (x2 )
4 October 2017
Current weight - 11 stone 8 (73.5kg)
Waist - 79cm (-17cm)
Hips - 107cm (-13cm)
Thighs - 61.5cm (-10.5cm x 2)
Total weight loss - 1 stone 10 lb (10.9kg)
Total cm loss of waist, hips and thighs - 51cm!