Post # 1
I should have posted this yesterday, but I had a really, really busy day at work, so sorry about that.
This week my scale has only budged by -0.5 lb, and on my official weigh-in day I was up a little bit from last week. However, I don’t know if I fully trust that, because I’d had a lot of food late in the evening (I didn’t get to have dinner until 8pm) so I may actually be a little bit lighter than that. Either way I’m feeling good and happy, and I can feel the change in my clothes. It’s not large enough to make them look too big (which is good for my wardrobe!) but enough for me to feel that there is more space at the waist of my dresses and skirts, and that my jeans move more around my body when I walk. I also feel a lot less bloated, and my stomack feels much flatter than it used to. I think I used to be quite bloated quite often, but I have cut down a lot on my dairy intake (my mum found out that she was lactose intolerant late last year and many of the symptoms I recognised in myself) and I think this has helped.
Anyway, I’m soldiering on, and even though the scales may budge a little slower than they could and I feel like I should up my game a bit sometimes, I’m feeling good and happy in what I’m doing and the changes I’m seeing. I’m not denying myself anything and I’m not pushing myself too hard, I’m doing this at a pace which feels comfortable to me and the 5:2 diet has really proven a good fit for my personality.
Post # 2
I am down an additional 0.4 lbs this week for a total weight loss of 17.6 lbs. The best part is that my body fat percentage dropped by 2.4%. In total I’ve lost about 4% body fat since I started to lift heavy in the last 2-3 weeks. That is a issue difference and I am extremely proud of myself.
Today I am running a 5K and a 1K (two separate races at the same event). They do involve wine as a reward, but I am still planning to watch my calories, so all of my hard work does not go down the toliet.
Post # 3
That’s great. I hope you did well in the races!
As I suspected, I wasn’t actually up from last week. I weighed myself on Saturday morning (usual weigh-in is Friday morning) and I was down 0.7 lbs from my Week 8 weigh-in. So I hadn’t quite done my 1 lb weekly goal, but I was still down.
Post # 4
I have totally forgot to come on and post the past 2 weeks!
I am down to 151 (so another 2 pds from 2 weeks ago – was 164 in Dec when I started) my goal is 150 by the wedding (42 days to go) as I have been warned I can’t lose too much.. My next dress fitting is the 24th so we will see! I am noticing clothes are getting huge on me and weight isn’t everything and I have always been a firm believer in that – I am down a total of 8.5 inches since I started (w, b, h) I wish I had measured my legs because the loss there is insane.. My clothes are legit huge on me and my face is so much smaller. I guess since I can’t lose too much mroe i’ll focus on toning and hope the dress doesn’t get too big 🙂
Once the wedding is done Fiance and I plan to continue our journey.. I want to get down to 140-145 and get even more toned and stronger.. its super fun and i’m loving every moment of it.
Post # 5
Well done! I’m really happy for you, and hope you can stick to only losing 1 lb over the next month 😉
Post # 6
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Fiance and I haven’t been able to swim in about two weeks. My weight is right back where I started. maybe down my like .5lbs if I’m lucky. I don’t feel or look any stronger. I am so frustrated. I feel like such an idiot since everyone says losing 10-15 lbs in a year is WAY more than enough time. So why am I constantly stuck on the same 1-3 lbs over and over again? I wanted sustainable weight loss. Not to 100% cut everything I enjoy out of my life for a quick fix only to cave a year later and pack on the pounds all over again.
Fiance wants to try a new MMA/boxing gym near my house. But he’s literally never home. Between work and his night school four times a week, he gets home by 11, and I only see him on weekends. I don’t want to try it myself, I’m extremely nervous. I feel like I was kidding myself and I just need to accept that. I’ll be getting a faux fur wrap for my wedding day anyway to cover my flabby arms, I guess I just won’t take it off the whole day.
Post # 7