Week 6!!!! Already??? I can’t believe it. I know I live a rather busy life, but these last 6 weeks have just flown by.
In the past I would have been counting the days of a ‘diet’ much more than the calories and steps or anything else in it. Every time I tried to lose weight my life became more and more miserable, I enjoyed nothing and ended up QUITTING!!!
So what am I doing so differently this time around?
Well I think I have uncovered the vital secret in making weight-loss work for me.
I am not following a prescribed program, I am not living on shakes and fake chocolate bars. I am doing my own thing!
It’s working for me because it is designed for me.
* I have eliminated sugar in my coffee and always choose a lite/diet version of a beverage.
* I have cut my serving sizes in half.
* I have substituted ingredients in home cooked meals for low fat or lite varieties.
* I have stocked up on some lite frozen meals for lunches and dinner alternatives.
* I have rediscovered a love for drinking water.
* I do some kind of practical exercise everyday.
* And lastly, I have been recording my weeks right here on my blog, as a weigh-in opportunity.
Its not rocket science, its everyday living. I’m making it work for me and I am happy with my results so far.
If I could afford a Gym Membership, I would go. If I could afford a PT (Personal Trainer) I would get one. If I had more time I would spend it ‘moving’. The reality is, I have a husband and 5 kids that depend on me each and every day and while my weight-loss is right at the top of my priority list, I do have to make it all work around them.
I not going to sit here and tell you I am perfect and that I never slip up.
I’m not going to tell you all that if you follow my plan you will lose all your weight.
I am not the perky perfect smiling woman you see of the weight-loss ads, I make just as many mistakes as you do.
It was suggested to me that I should not mention my ‘slip-ups’ and ‘no exercise’ days online as I may dishearten people that I have inspired to start losing weight. This really didn’t sit well with me at all.
I am somewhat overwhelmed with all the positive feedback I have been receiving about my weight-loss journey and to be honest I have never had so many heartfelt loving comments in my life. Each and everyone of you that has taken the time to write to me, wishing me well, egging me on and joining in with me, I cannot say a big enough THANK-YOU!
I have gotten this far just being myself. Being truthful to you all and telling you where I went wrong and what I did right each week. I am not going to change that.
What you see is what you get.
As for my weight-loss this past week, I almost fell off the scales when I read out the numbers. (Yep, I had a week of eating out, not so much exercise etc, and….. Someone left some giant Jaffas in the house….tisk tisk)
I lost another 2.1kgs. Totally unexpected of course.
Bringing my total to 10.3kgs, reaching my mini goal of -10kgs and earning myself a new handbag!!! WOOHOO! Except when I went shopping I couldn’t find a bag I liked….. I’ll keep looking for sure!
So there you go!
A loss of 5kgs got me a new outfit to wear to Blogopolis.
A loss of 10kgs will see me sporting a new handbag.
I’d love for your input on what I should reward myself with for a loss of another 10kgs???
Thanks again for your support!