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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.




I think my metabolism is fucked – Time to reduce wine

I had not realised how yo-yoing can make you gain weight until i read an article about a woman who became very obese because of it. She said she would go on a diet, lose plenty of weight, then she would go back to here old eating ways and regain all the weight, plus more.

I have also read articles on how starving yourself slows down your metabolism as your body tries to hold on to everything you eat. This means that when you eat a lot after having starved yourself, you will not be able to burn it off as you previously could. Your body holds on to this food because it is not sure when it will have its next meal.

I had been in denial about my yo-yoing, but the numbers on the scale will confirm this for me. Of late, I have been going through some days at about 1000 calories, then 2000 the next few days.

I am very aware that my metabolism is very messed up and I need to take control and be very disciplined.

I know my number one enemy at the moment is wine. It used to be potato chips. I would spend all weekend munching on potato chips, but have now managed to either not have any or only have one packet in a week, which is something I never thought possible.

I have been in denial about the impact of wine for a while. In my head, because it is a liquid, it does not count. It’s like water doesn’t count.

But one bottle is 600 calories… two bottles in one day is 1200 calories. I should be having between 1200 and 1500 calories as my daily intake for my weigh loss efforts.

I do most of my drinking on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I used to have one bottle on Friday, two on Saturday then one on Sunday (forgive me if this sounds like a lot… it would be more if I wasn’t trying to lose weight, to be honest).

But I have decided to skip the Friday night drinking (either that or not eat all day? lol. I joke… or do i?) It will be very difficult for me because it is my reward for surviving the work week.

On Saturday I will only have 1 bottle. This, will also be difficult. I love sipping on a glass on Saturday afternoon as I read or watch t.v.

Unless I have a couple of glasses on Friday, then another couple on Saturday afternoon, before enjoying an evening drink with friends???

I have no problems at all not drinking on Sunday. I never used to. And I can go through the day without it.

I believe wine has played a major role in my lack of results. Other than the extra calories, it also makes me care less about what I eat.

So, this weekend will be my first attempt at a “less wine weekend”. I will try and hide from my friends, in case they tempt me to go out or have a drink up.

Let’s see how it goes.