Hello I've decided to keep a diary so I can record what I'm doing, having and how I'm feeling to help my weight loss journey. Please feel free to comment, ask questions or suggest things, I won't bite. Promise
I've dabbled in lots of different diets in the past and I keep gaining and losing the same 2 stone and a bit over and over. My wardrobe consists of clothes of sizes 8 to 14 and at the moment I'm in between 12 and 14. My goal is to get to a size 10 and maintain.
It turns out it's been just over 2 years since I first joined Herbalife. I try a bit of Herbalife, stray, go on different diets, lose weight, gain weight and then come back to Herbalife again and again. My Herbalife coach said she last spoke to me about starting again in April 2012 which is just over a year ago and round about the same time as now. My internal clock must think spring time = Herbalife time lol
So anyway, I contacted my coach earlier this week about starting, again. According to her records, April last year I was about the same weight as now. Jeez. Talk about yo-yoing all over the place! Last time I think I got bored of the shakes and didn't make an effort so went off it. This time I think I'll try and be creative with my shakes. Try new recipes and that.
On Tuesday I had shakes for breakfast and lunch, main meal in the evening. Didn't feel too good. Too much liquid/fluid during the day time so I swapped and started having shakes for breakfast and dinner, main meal for lunch. Although it's only been two days doing that (three days in total so far), I feel much better. My bum doesn't feel like it's "there" or "following me around" so much. I'm going to have Friday as my weigh in and measure day though. That's tomorrow. Yikes!
For my height, weight, eating habits etc, I'm supposed to have 82g of protein a day, 2.5litres of water and my metabolic rate is 1132 so I should really aim to have less than that a day if I want to lose weight. If I wanted to see results really quickly, cut out all carbs such as rice, pasta, potato, bread etc and don't have too much fruit. I don't think I'm going to count calories, I tend to get a bit obsessive if counting and measuring is involved so just sensible eating and less naughty food.
I have multivitamins and minerals that I take already so will finish those before getting the Herbalife ones. So at the moment, just the Formula 1 shakes (I have several different flavours), Formula 3 Personalised Protein Powder (for extra protein) and the Protein snack bars (peanut flavour) from Herbalife.
For dinner tonight I had a shake made up of F1 Vanilla (two Tbsp), F3 (one Tbsp), 150ml water, 75ml pineapple juice, 75ml Koko coconut milk and a couple of handfuls of spinach. Whizzed it with my stick blender and voila! That was one nice, refreshing shake! More like juice than a thick milk shake. I will definately be having that again. I might have to invest in a blender though. There was only so much I could squeeze in!