When I started this diet a week ago, I didn't really think I'd stick to it. But I did, and I'm over the moon - I'm much less bloated, have lost 8.5lbs, and during the week found it fine. The weekend has been a bit of a mare though - the diet has totally been messing with my head. Also, I run regularly with a friend, and I picked a week when she was away to start so i didn't have to run and didn't have to give rubbish excuses, but she's back this week and I want to run with her.
the only reason I'm rushing losing weight is because I'm going skiing in three weeks and although I can just about squeeze into my salopettes, i can't actually move once in them so I really need to lose another half a stone.
So that's the background. Here are the options that have been buzzing round my head:
1. Stick with this another week to shift some more lbs, it's a work week so should be easier than this weekend. Leave further decisions till next weekend. Apologise to running friend and make an excuse...(will not tell her about diet)
2. Stick to three packs and introduce a low carb meal, plus an extra pack or snack before I run - benefits of this and may be able to run too. If doesn't work this week I'll still have two weeks to shift the lbs on straight packs.
3. Up calories to 1200 (will still use packs for convenience), and introduce proper daily exercise - 30 day shred and running probably. If it doesn't work, I can go back to straight packs.
exercise will be a great benefit to skiing, I worry about my leg strength after this diet & losing muscle mass, but then again, I need to fit into my salopettes.
Help! Please! What do you think? Is all this going round my head normal at the end of week. 1?
Appreciate your thoughts...