Saturday, 4 July 2009

Haven't posted for a whole month! Well i did it, i lost the last 6lbs, got to goal!! And then put it all back on! I cant seem to get rid of this last 6lbs for good, they just really want to hang around! I was so chuffed i got to goal i went shopping and bought some new size 10 stuff.... its a bit tight now!
I need to focus! Maybe cambridge has got me far enough and now some good healthy eating and exercise is the way to go?! I've been going to the gym 3 times a week for the last year, but i've taken up running as well now, maybe that'll help! Keep you posted :)

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Determined to lose the last 6lbs!!

So i havent posted for a while because i havent been on the diet since i last posted!

The good news is.... i have stayed the same weight and havent gained a pound! I'm really chuffed with that, its been nearly 2 months, and i was worried that the weight would pile back on!
So i'm going for another few weeks to lose this last bit.

This diet is tough, but it does work, and it works quick if you can stick to it. It is so extreme, which is a good and a bad thing! Its good because there are no temptations, it takes food completely out of the equation, and it's easy, especially if you are busy! It's bad because there is no room for slip ups, let one thing pass your lips and you could lose a weeks worth of hard work as it'll throw you right out of ketosis. I also worry if there will be any ill effects, now and in the future. But hey, i guess thats a risk i have chosen to take, some people will judge me for it, but its my decision. I have heard so many people say 'why dont you just eat healthily and do more exercise'.... i do!!! To lose weight i have to eat about 800cals a day, and i spend the whole time starving and thinking about food. But what i can do is maintain my weight by eating healthy and exercise, and i've proved that to myself the last few months. So for me the Cambridge diet is a quick fix! When i have gotten to goal, i don't intend to put any of the weight back on!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Week 8

Just checking in to update my progress and do a recap of what i've lost:

My start weight was 11stone 3lbs

Week 1 = -7
Week 2 = +2 (i celebreated my weightloss with a chinese takeout hmmm not good)
Week 3 = -7
Week 4 = -3
Week 5 = I stayed the same
Week 6 = -5
Week 7 = -1 (went on holiday and still lost)

So all in all i've lost 21lbs, a stone and a half!
My dress size has gone from a 14 to a small size 12!
And although i have 6lbs to "target" i am already very happy, i can fit into old clothes better than when i bought them, and slimmer than i have been for years.
My BMI is 23.3 so i'm a healthy weight for my height :)

I am having a bit of a struggle at the moment, i think this might be because i'm getting close to my target, and also i am content with my body for the first time in years. So i guess my determination has slipped a little, and i think maybe i'll let it for a while! Not to the extent of going back to old eating habits, and also i only mean for a few days. I'm quite interested to see how my body reacts and see if i regain any weight. I should mention to people who are considering this diet that this is not recommended, and you should move up each step every 1-2 weeks and not dive straight back into normal foods.

So i'll be reporting back in a few days! Watch this space......

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Day 36

Well i'm into my 6th week of the Cambridge diet, and all is going well!
I've lost a total of 16lbs!
I had a day off on Mothers Day and enjoyed a lovely meal, which will have completely knocked me out of ketosis, but the good news is i had my weigh in yesterday and i had stayed the same :)
I find it suprisingly easy to get back on this diet, i don't dread it, which other 'fad' diets (which i don't think this is) people usually get sick of within a couple of weeks, this i can see me doing for a long time and also returning to in times of need.
So i still very much have a high opinion of this diet and it is certainly working for me! :)

Monday, 9 March 2009

Day 22

What a fantastic weigh in! I lost 7lbs! I am very happy :)
Thats a 12lb loss in 3 weeks! And considering i didnt really 'do' week 2 i'm chuffed!
I'm loving my new way of thinking and my attitude to food, i really feel as though i'm on a little life journey, and have already learnt so much about myself in just 3 weeks.
I have to say i have become a very big fan of the Cambridge Diet, and suprisingly not because of my rapid weightloss. But because it has made me address my underlying problems with food.
I am really looking forward to starting maintenance, for those who don't know what maintenance is, as well as gradually increasing calories etc, its about introducing foods, 1 week at a time back into your diet. So you can really find out how you're body reacts to different foods. If you re-introduce bread and put on weight you know that that is something you need to limit, there is a lot more to it than that, but thats the basics.

I think the only negative thing i can say about CD is the actual ingredients in the packs, not that there is anything wrong with them, but i don't like eating sweetner, and a bit of a believer in getting all your vitamins from real foods etc. But i'm sure for a few months it won't hurt, and i am determined to not get back into my old habits,

So its all good in the hood!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Day 20

Wooop its my weigh in day tomorrow! Really excited! This week has been fantastic! I went out this evening to Nando's for a family meal and i stuck to my water, and it didnt bother me in the slightest, what an achievement! I'm chuffed! Then we did bowling and laser quest, and while the others snacked on chocolate and sweets, it didnt bother me at all :)

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Day 17 "i'm flying"

Its day 17 and i am loving the ketosis high! I'm absolutely flying today, i have so much energy and feeling very positive! Thats the thing i noticed last week when i slipped up... my mood changed, i was very grumpy and tired and it seemed to be a vicious circle BAD MOOD + TIRED = EAT (lots)
But 3 days in and ketosis has kicked in again! This diet is easy ;) (well for today anyway)
I'm loving it! I also jumped on the scales this morning (i was going to wait til monday weigh in) and i think the 2lbs i put on has scarpered already :)
This diet has certainly made me a scales addict! Might have to get the hubby to hide them! Not tonight though! maybe tomorrrow....yeah yeah