Weight Loss, Week Three

Diet Chef scale

So here I am, three weeks into my healthy eating regime and two weeks into Diet Chef. I won't save the big reveal for the end. I knew it would not be another four-pound loss like the previous week. I lost two pounds! I was quite pleased with this, especially as I took a day off for my birthday. I'm now moving a bit further away from the 15 stone mark which has really encouraged me. I'm still really enjoying the Diet Chef meals and I love the freedom it gives me in the way of fruit, vegetables and side dishes (pasta or rice or couscous, etc).

What I found about taking the day off of Diet Chef is that I did not eat as much as I would have in the past. I had small portions for breakfast and lunch, and ate fruit as my snacks. But then it was birthday cake time and Husband served me a huge slice of chocolate cake. Husband then made a lovely steak dinner (which included a large glass of red wine), which I could have stopped eating before I finished my plate. But I could not waste such a gorgeous steak. It did get me to thinking why many of us link fatty foods with birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Why can't we have a small low-calorie meal and enjoy a nice, refreshing glass of water?

I would have felt guilty for my birthday splurge, but I had done a 50-minute Pilates workout that afternoon which left me sore for days. I've bought a yoga mat and have started doing Pilates and yoga a couple of times a week. I would like to eventually squeeze in some exercise every other day, but I am starting slow. I have had back problems for years and only managed to lessen them a few years ago when I saw the physio and took up Pilates Reformer (machine-based Pilates). But then I got pregnant with my second child and gained the three stone that I am only now trying to lose.

Anyway, I am attempting to strengthen the muscles in my legs and core so that my back is not doing all the work. I am trying out different workouts on Youtube (which I can watch on my television and which are accessed through my Virgin Media cable). I already do a fair bit of walking, with the kids, and often while pushing a buggy. And once I'm stronger, I plan to add some medium-impact workouts into the mix.

Come see how I get on next week!

Total Weight Loss
14 July: 15 stone 1
21 July: 14 stone 12 (four pounds lost)
(diet holiday)
5 August: 14 stone 12
12 August: 14 stone 8 (four pounds lost)
19 August: 14 stone 6 (two pounds lost)

 

I was given a 28-day supply of Diet Chef for the purpose of my weekly reviews. All opinions expressed are completely my own.
 

4 thoughts on “Weight Loss, Week Three

  1. You are doing great lovely. I have struggled with my weight forever - I just think about 10 stone would be nice for me, so I have about 2 stone to lose. I don't need skinny or thin, just healthy and toned would be nice. I haven't been following a specific plan - I've just been cutting out the rubbish and going to the gym. It's a lot of work and at times seems impossible, but I am determined to drop those pounds this year! Good luck lovely - I will follow how you are getting on!! We can do this xxx

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      That's it, I don't need to be skinny, just healthy and toned. I have 2 1/2 stone to go just to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm a binge-eater so really need extra help when it comes to cutting out junk. Good luck hun! xx

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  2. Vickie @29yearoldmama

    Check you out! Well done. And dieting in the Summer? Go you! After Wednesday {ones 29th Bday} I shall be locking the lader and fridge. Far too much has been consumed this month ; )

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      It has been so tough Vickie. I now understand why everyone diets in the winter when it's cold and grey. I'm hoping that September will be easier. Have a fab birthday. We're both 29, what a coincidence! *clears throat and looks down shiftily*

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