When I went on the radio on 1st May I weighed 115.7 (255lbs or 18 stone 3)
Just 10 weeks later I am 8.4kgs lighter!!! (18.5lbs or 1 stone 4 & a half)
It's going really well, I am feeling happier and I think even taking more care of myself even though it is a bit of a slog.
I am still logging every single morsel that passes my lips on livestrong.com and that makes staying in control very easy.
I always try and meet my daily calorie goal of (at the moment) 1500 cals and if I come in under this then I top it up with chocolate.
I have very rarely gone over the limit and when I have, I have stayed below my resting metabolic rate of 1947cals.
Here are some meals:
Minted lamb kebabs with curried rice, beans and peppers
One of my lunch options:
Tuna and mayo sandwich with BBQ rice cake, Mint chocolate biscuit and some olives
Surimi (fish stick) Salad with cocktail sauce
Just delicious. I must admit it's not hard to do, I'm not hungry because the band helps out with that and although I do fancy a Chinese or a curry now and again, it's meant our food budget for the week has gone down dramatically by not ordering dinner.
I think we have had Chinese twice and Indian twice in those 10 weeks. Not bad when I was a 4 time a week take out girl!!!
I have also re activated my gym membership which is £20 a month for off peak membership. I think that is amazing value and I go three times a week and work out for an hour. I set the treadmill to 'random hills' so it goes up and down all the time and varies from hard to totally fine throughout the workout and it switches off after I have done 450 calories which mainly turns out to be roughly 50 minutes each time.
I think I have lost more weight this week that any previous week because of it. We shall see as I go to slimmingworld tomorrow for weigh in.
I cant think what to make for dinner tonight, but I am thinking a salad of some kind as I had a tuna sandwich for lunch. It's my new favourite... 1 can of tuna, loads of extra low fat mayo, vinegar to make it all wet and gooey and ALL stuffed in 2 thick slices of bread for 450 calories followed with a light alpen bar. Yum.
If I have a salad it means I can partake of an enormous 125g bar of Cadburys Dairy Milk and still be within my calorie goal for the day... that's with a couple of gin and tonics too :-)