Year 3 week 26

25th June – 1st July 2018

This week I have been trying to cut down on my food intake. When I set myself this challenge I knew it was going to be hard. All I kept thinking about was how hard it was for me last time in January 2016.

Back then I ate so little food. The food I did eat was protein, fruit and vegetables and very little of anything else. I remember I went from eating junk constantly to eating really healthy with a 5 hour break in-between each meal. I remember it was quite a major shock to my system. So much so that I was fit for nothing.

I spent most of my time in bed without the energy to get up. If I did get up I was so shaky. The hunger pains were so intense that I am sure they could hear the rumbles next door.

My life back then consisted of eating very little and sleeping a lot – I couldn’t physically do anything else.

Remembering what I went through then is very off putting now. Last time I did that out of desperation to lose weight and have more energy to keep up with the kids. However I have definitely got the energy to keep up with the kids now. I know I still have a lot of weight to lose but that desperation has gone.

I have this week though managed to cut down considerably. I don’t know how I have managed to do it because I thought my willpower was non existent. I have been eating mainly protein, fruit and veg and I haven’t found it as hard as I thought.

I have felt a little weak at times and on the very odd occasion shaky. It has however been nothing like it was before. I have even managed to exercise a few times this week too.

There has been one drawback though and that is I haven’t lost any weight at all – I just don’t get it. I know I am thinner though because I can feel it. It’s a good job I no longer concentrate on the scales!


Day 263

Monday 19th September 2016. 

Today is a new day and the fact that I got to my initial goal of 70lbs yesterday was perfect timing. 

I feel now that I can start again. My next big goal now is to lose 30lbs by new year.  So now is the time when I need to move onto the next chapter. 

I have been planning for a while to do another detox. I have always had it in my diary to start it today. That’s why it’s perfect timing. 

So I am back on day 1 all I can remember from the detox last time was that it was really hard, I was extremely hungry and I had a few major meltdowns. 

I am hoping I cope a lot better than last time. On phase 1 I have 3 meals a day and they can consist of either fruit for each meal, vegetables for each meal or potatoes for each meal. 

Last time I had fruit the first day and potatoes the 2nd. The potato day was the worst day ever – I don’t think I am going to eat potato wedges ever again. The fruit day wasn’t so bad though. 

So today I ate only fruit. I had apples for breakfast, mangos for lunch and melon for dinner. I have been alright – there were times when I got hunger pains and the feeling of being lightheaded.

All in all I have coped quite well. That was until it came to picking the kids up from school. I got the first 2 ok then one son was so late arriving which made me late for the next one. When I went to get him, he wasn’t there at all. Which sent me on a wild goose chase looking for him. I finally heard that he was getting a lift home sometime later. I really wasn’t best pleased. 

Today wasn’t the best day for the kids to try my patience. When you are hungry it doesn’t take much to send you off on one.  

I however have got through the day without giving into temptation. I think a lot of relaxation is required though for the rest of the day.

Start weight 21st 5lbs

16st 5lbs.      ⬅️➡️.   . 70lbs⬇️total

Start weight 136.5kg

103.9kg.        ⬅️➡️.      32.6kg⬇️total

Day 204

Friday 22nd July 2016

We are trying to venture out somewhere everyday. We have been to a few towns, been to the beach, eaten out a lot. We have also been to a few markets. 

One market we went to was a fruit and veg market. 

Usually when I go to a fruit and veg market I am really uninterested, I get bored quick and I can’t wait to leave. This time I found it fascinating and was really intrigued at some of the unusual fruit and veg. 

We even came back with a few items like nectarines, white cherries, celeriac ( I have never heard of it but apparently it’s really nice) and olives. 

One thing Jenny has asked me to try was olives. I have never really liked them before. Today I tried them again I don’t think I would eat them on there own but they are good in a salad.

In previous years I have never really been willing to try new things. This year there isn’t a week goes by without me trying something new. This holiday it’s turning out to be every day. 

I am delving into a whole new world and I’m enjoying the outcome.

Start weight 21st 5lbs

16st 11.4lbs.     0.6lbs⬆️   63.6lbs⬇️total

Start weight 136.5kg

106.8kg.    0.3kg⬆️.       29.7kg⬇️total

Day 28

Thursday 28th January 2016

Today was the first day of the detox that the nutritionist gave me. I had a bad stomach until tea time so it didn’t really bother me at all.

I ate fruit at meal times and I had to eat nothing in between for 5 hours.

Breakfast x 3 bananas

Lunch x 3 apples

Dinner x 1 whole melon

By the evening  I couldn’t really concentrate. I ended up going to bed early because I was so hungry.

20st 8.1lbs.    0.2lbs⬆️.   7..9lbs⬇️total 😟🍌🍌🍌🍏🍎🍏🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉