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Hi. I am still fat

Sooooo, I have not written in a very long time. And that is because I have been eating.

Last Nov/December I had started on a re-freshed weight loss effort. My motivation was my friend’s wedding where I was going to be a bridesmaid. I deliberately sent measurements that were an inch less than the real ones to force me to lose weight. If i was fat, I woudn’t be able to fit into the dress.

I did very well by going down from 91.2kg to 87.2kg.

BUT! I ended up not being able to go for the wedding because of finances.

PLUS, December happened.

So, I have re-gained it all… well, I was 90.2 this morning 😦

The Goal

I would like to lose 10kgs by 30 April 2017 – 3.5 months from now

Part 1: I want to drop 5kgs first. This needs to happen by 15 February – About a month from now. This equates to about 1kg per week. And I believe it is possible as I have done it before.

Part 2: After the first 5kg is done, I will work towards the other 5kgs. I know it will be harder, that’s why I am giving myself more time to get rid of it.

I am hoping that by 30 April, I would have adopted healthier eating habits, smaller portions and more exercise.

The 2017 Plan

To fight the fat, I am going to eat less. My new job makes that very possible. I am too far from any shops and so, can’t just go out the door for a quick snack.

Whatever I bring from home is all I can eat.

I don’t eat breakfast anymore. I only have lunch at 12pm. Usually I will have 3 or 4 slices of bread with tomato, ham and slice of cheese. And then not eat anything until I have supper at home.

Yesterday I was bad and spent waaaay too much money on a piece of carrot cake from the coffee shop downstairs. That won’t be happening again because it is a waste of money and I ALWAYS feel bad when I eat like that.

One thing I need to learn how to do is to portion control dinner. Because my last meal was at lunch, I find myself eating way too much at supper.

Last week I did ok with regards to this “diet”, but had potato chips and other stuff. The weekend I binged quite a bit – IT WAS BAD. Wolfing down 8 KFC wings + a big packet of potato chips is not normal.

I want to start running.. even if it is for 10 minutes. That’s where the challenge is going to be.




Have my habits changed?

My number ONE weakness is potato chips. Or should I say was?

I have not had a single chip since 1 December. None!!
It used to be automatic that on Friday I’d have a packet after dinner with my wine.
Then on Saturday I’d buy a party sized packet to have ‘over the weekend’… but would eat the whole thing on Saturday.
Then on Sunday I’d have another packet….
Between Monday and Friday I’d have 2 or 3 more packets in the afternoon at work… All of this in-between my other large meals.

Now, amazingly, I do not crave the crunchy goodies… at all. There was a time when I would hunt for coins or sacrifice bus fare to work for a packet of chips…
The last 2 weekends I’ve managed to stick FULLY to my eating plan of brunch around 11am/12pm, then dinner around 6pm/7pm.

During the week, I would insist on a slab of chocolate after lunch…. but not anymore… at all! (Though if I really want some, I’ll get a small kit kat (nothing over 250 calories).

I have half the amount of slat I used to. Double the water and double the vegetables I used to.

Also, I don’t feel right unless I get some sweating done because of the Fit2Feast Challenge.

I’m impressed with myself… really…

Fit2Feast days 7, 8 & 9

Well done to me! (I think)

This weekend started off ‘dodgy’ with cocktails on Friday evening, and chicken wings with fries and onion rings. I shared the meal with a friend, so didn’t eat as much as I normally would have.

I did not binge (on food at least). Despite me drinking wine all day on Saturday (2 bottles), I managed to keep my cravings in check.

I had breakfast of a sandwich with mushrooms, eggs, ONE slice of bacon and a bit of cheese.

Lunch was essentially a packet of potato chips and a bit of ice cream.

Then good old dinner of roast chicken with a little rice and loads of spinach.

Sunday, made the same sandwiches as Saturday, then had lunch of 2 minute noodles and a piece of left-over chicken, then had a bit of ice cream. Dinner was beef curry with rice and spinach.

I made sure I spent all day drinking water, to keep my daily intake high.

I exercised on Saturday morning (20 minutes of jumping rope, jumping jacks, push-ups, planks)

I also exercised on Sunday (20minutes of knee highs, burpees, push-ups)

So, so far, my Fit2Feast challenge has been 99% on point (I didn’t exercise on Friday).


Doing the water thing, hard!

Water has been playing a major role in my life the last couple of weeks.

I’ve doubled my intake. I’ve always been a water drinker… with a bottle of water always by my side at work or at home.

However, it’d be a 500ml bottle, meaning, when it got finished, it would sometimes take me a while to get up and refill it.

Now, I got a 1.5l bottle…. that I fill up and and sip on… Because it is right next to me, I will keep drinking until it’s finished. Then I will refill it again.

I’ve been at work for 3 hours, and I’ve already finished about 2 litres worth of water…. And I will have another 2 litres or more after lunch.

The water drinking means my tummy ALWAYS feels full. And I am enjoying the benefits… less bloating, better looking skin, happier, healthier!

Holla H2O!!!