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

    1. 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

  2. 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 ; )

    1. 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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