i did it! i did it! i did it!
can you tell how happy i am lol
On Monday morning my weight loss for the week was 3lb, which meant a total loss of 11lb in 5 weeks which far exceeded my expectations as i was only planning on 1-2lb a week. Slow & steady is my motto as i want this top be a premanent change. What it also meant was that my weight had gone from 204lb to 193lb which meant i had reached my first target of 5% weight loss. 10% here i come......
I'm using the 12-week NHS weight loss guide which is full of useful information as well as C25K (now on week 3), S&F and the 12-week fitness plan.
For the 1st time i'm actually taking note of what i am eating calorie-wise and reducing my intake to where it should be and making sensible swaps - who knew how many carrots you could eat in place of a packet of crisps!! my ears have never looked so good and my night vision is seconf to none lol.
I haven't given up anything but now things like crisps and chocolate are eaten as treats rather than everyday and something i really enjoy and savour, never really appreicated the flavour as i was so busy shovelling it it!. Yes, counting calories can get a bit boring and tedious on occasion but i just have to look back at what i've achived by doing it and that's what keeps me going. I also know there'll come a time when the log sheets will become a thing of the past
and i'll juts 'know' what i can and can't eat during the day.
I have to say that the help, support and advice on this Forum has been a huge help on my journey so far, the encouragament and kind words have on occasion brought me to tears and i honestly believe it's making it easier to stick to what i'm doing, normally by week 2 i'd have given up as i wasn't seeing drastic changes.
It really is possible to change and having such a great supportive 'virtual' cheerleading squad is amazing.
Thank you everyone