*Update: Dukan Diet (2nd attempt) Feb 17th - Apr 11th 2014. Carb cycling from April 27th 2014.
I've had diaries on here before but couldn't stick to one diet long enough to keep them going.
I've somehow maintained a constant 70-72kg for just over a year but this is not the weight and size I want to be!
Yesterday the scales showed 72.3kg and today shows 71.7kg.
Ideally I'd like to get down to 57-58kg which will put my BMI around 22 but I'm not sure I'll be able to get down that far, it's been YEARS since I was that weight and my body shape has changed a lot since. I'll see how my clothes fit and take it as it goes along. I have a pair of jeans I'd really like to fit into so although I'll try and lose weight, those jeans would be my ultimate goal. I'd be happy to be a constant size 10. Whichever comes first – the weight or size, I'm determined to lose until then.
My wardrobe consists of clothes sizes 8-14 and I’'m 14 at the moment. I think I gain weight, realise I might have to buy size 16, refuse and start dieting but then soon go back to my old ways and gain weight again. I've gained and lost the same 2 stone and a bit 4 times over the years and this is it.
I refuse to get back to this size again. I can't cross my legs comfortably, my inner thighs rub so my jeans always get thrown out due to the wear and my bottom feels like it's following me around everywhere. Not to mention I look pregnant!
I've been doing 16:8 diet (loosely) for the last couple of months which means I only eat between 12-8pm. I try watch what I eat but I do eat out quite a lot so it's not so easy a lot of the time.
To kick start the weight loss I have bought a months’ worth of Exante packs so that combined with 16:8, I will try and be strict on my calorie intake. It’'s not calorie counting as such but I like food too much to let run loose lol
The only exercise I do at the moment is walking back and forth to work which is 25mins each way. I need to do some more but after a few attempts at the gym, I've realised I'll never be a gym bunny!
I think I need to keep a diary on here to hold myself accountable, record what I do and get told off when I've been naughty
So yesterday was Day 1.
Had an Exante bar around noon, three cups of green tea and was planning to have a shake around 4pm, thought I had some at work but realised I didn't! Didn't feel overly hungry by home time but then OH wanted to go to Westfield in the evening and we ended up in TGIF. I put everything in MFP and total calories for the day added up to 1,709. Not too bad. Didn't feel bloated or overly full.
Today Day 2
Woke up very tired (food hangover?) so popped into EAT for a small matcha latte (275cals according to MFP) on the way to work. Coffee, tea and normal green tea don't really wake me up but I know matcha does so had to have one. Lunch is Exante shepherd's pie, will have a shake around 4pm and plenty of water and green tea in between. Last shake will be when I get home. If things go to plan I will end up with total 877cals for the day.