Day 91

Thursday 31st March 2016

I have always loved the water. When I was a kid on holidays you couldn’t get me out of the pool. In recent years, while I still loved the water, I really couldn’t get out of it when we went snorkelling or diving. It was because I couldn’t get back on the boat! It took me forever. I used all my strength and then I did it in the most unlady like way ever. I would hit the deck like a tub of lard.  

 
Today I went snorkelling with the kids and when it came to getting back in the boat, it was so much easier.  I didn’t even need any help.

I knew before I came away that drinks were going to be a problem. There was nothing I could choose to drink other than water or tea. For the last few days I have been drinking iced fruit tea. 


It kind of tastes like squash but it has really helped me feel like I am not missing out. 

Day 90

Wednesday 30th March 2016

I had a busy day today and one of my activities was diving. I have a padi license so I have been diving many times before. I have my own BCD which is the jacket you wear when diving and in the past I have had to get the largest one. I forgot to bring mine so I had to borrow one and I was so surprised as it did up really well.  

 
I also brought some shorts to wear while diving and they were tight when I bought them. They fit really well now.

I really enjoyed the dive. Usually I get really tired, but not today I had so much more energy than normal and afterwards I was buzzing.

Day 89

Tuesday 29th March 2016

Today I had a treat day but not with food. I was totally pampered as I had a spa day. I decided to have a hot stones massage as I have a lot of tension in my back. 

I got called for my massage by a very short petite man. I instantly felt sorry for him – having to deal with a tall overweight woman! I do think he got me back though.  For someone so small he was very strong and really tackled all the knots in my back. 

  
I came out feeling totally relaxed.

I ate really well today. I didn’t feel too hungry. It’s strange how you can go from day to day sometimes feeling quite hungry and other days feeling fine. 

Day 88

Monday 28th March 2016

I am enjoying my holiday, I am starting to relax now. 

I didn’t feel too hungry today. However I do find that breakfasts are the worst as before on holiday I would go for pancakes, muffins, croissants and all things that I can’t eat now. I have always eaten sweet things as I can’t seem to do savoury at all at breakfast.

  
I went out to a beautiful restaurant in the evening and the food was so lovely.  I had to compromise a little from my usual food choices but I am quite pleased as I still ate quite healthy. 

Day 87

Sunday 27th March 2016

I have found today really hard as I have been hungry all day. There was a buffet lunch and you could help yourself to anything. I must confess that I did put potatoes on my plate but I didn’t end up eating them. 

Before I left for the holiday I spoke to Jenny, the nutritionist, and she said that there isn’t much I could have to drink except water. On the odd occasion I could have either a strawberry daiquiri or a pina colada. Today I just couldn’t help myself so I ordered a strawberry daiquiri 

  

I have only drank water or black tea for the last 8 weeks, so this cocktail was so devine that it didn’t stay in glass for very long. It will mean that I will want one every day from now on!

I think I will need more will power

Day 86

Saturday 26th March 2016

1st day of my holiday and the only real issue I have is what food do I choose to eat. I have been told not to worry about it as I am on holiday. But:- 

  
I have tried so hard over the past two months I would hate to go home and find out I have put on weight!

However I think I might find this really hard – the food looks lovely. 

Day 85

Friday 25th March 2016

Today is Good Friday, and I have to say for me it really was good for a number of reasons.

1) I am going on holiday

2) I have lost 3 stone as of this morning 

3) I am sitting on the plane and for the first time in 4 years I can do up the seat belt with no trouble and I have had to even tighten it

  

4) When I put the table down it doesn’t sit on my stomach any more (you may think that is trivial but it’s a big deal to me)

5) I am spending time with lots of family for 2 weeks

Today was my last weigh in for 2 weeks

18st 4.8lbs.    2lbs⬇️.     42.2lbs⬇️total

Day 84

Thursday 24th March 2016

Today was another busy day, as tomorrow we are going on holiday so I was busy packing.

 
When I started this diet I was hoping to lose 2 stone at this point, but to have lost 3 nearly is quite unbelievable.

I had so much to do today that I totally forgot to eat lunch, something I mustn’t do. It was 4pm by the time I realised. So I had to wait for dinner instead.

I managed to take another photo today 

20th Jan – 24th march

18st 6.8lbs.       0.9lbs⬇️.    40.2lbs⬇️total

 

Day 83

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

I have been sorting out all my clothes. I have tipped the entire contents of my wardrobe on my bedroom floor, throwing thing out that are too big and finding things that I can now fit into. It was genuinely a really great feeling.

Today I put on some jeans I haven’t worn jeans in 4 years, the reason is because I find them uncomfortable and there’s not much give. I like clothes that stretch.

The jeans I wore did not only fit but they were a little baggy.

It was still a good feeling though.

18st 7.7lbs.   ⬅️➡️.   39.3lbs⬇️total

Day 82

Tuesday 22nd March 2016

It has been a very busy day, I have not had much time to think about food however it also meant I didn’t think about drinking water either.

With Easter looming, the kids are getting a lot of Easter eggs. We are away over Easter so I have said that the kids could have their eggs now.

 

I always thought that I was a chocoholic but I haven’t eaten chocolate this year at all yet. When I saw Jenny yesterday she says I can eat it as long as it contains 70% Cocoa.

It tasted ok – not as good as cadburys, but I think I could get used to it.

18st 7.7lbs.    ⬅️➡️.       39.3lbs⬇️total