Days 3 – 8

So I’ve been sticking to this thing on and off.. I’ve had so much going on that I haven’t been around to weigh myself in the mornings and haven’t had time to plan my meals. Anyway, so I’ve just woken up on Day 9 and weighed myself. I’m 124.8lb. Extremely motivating. Going to try much harder to stick to the diet from now on. And I think I’m going to do alternate day fasting rather than 5:2.

Yesterday I ate around 200 calories.. There’s nothing like a hangover to put you off your food. Today will be a regular day.


Day 2

Day 2 Weight

Start Weight: 129lb
Current Weight: 128.25lb
Total Loss: 0.75lb

SUCCESS! I lost 0.75lb since yesterday morning! It’s probably due to the sheer amount I was eating before the diet.. My weight is probably just settling itself.

Breakfast (81 calories): 5 mushrooms (boiled in water) and 2 grilled tomatoes.
Lunch (314 calories): Scrambled egg (2 eggs, made with semi skimmed milk). Lemon mousse
Dinner (104 calories): Tomato, cucumber, lettuce, mortadella and french dressing.
TOTAL: 499 calories

Today wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. The thought of being able to eat normally tomorrow is quite motivating. With other diets, I’ve found that it’s quite difficult to stick to the low calorie intake because you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel – there’s no prospect of being able to eat normally. Saying that, I have been ABSOLUTELY STARVING for most of the day. I’ve just had the motivation to power through it.
I have to cook for Alex tomorrow night.. He has his last exam and I’ve said I’ll cook him a meal to celebrate. Slightly stressed out over the whole thing. I’ve decided to cook a lemon and smoked salmon risotto – It’s 500 calories per portion and looks fairly simple.. I hope.

Day 1

Day 1 - 9st 3

I’ve made the decision to lose weight for summer (and hopefully the rest of time..) I’m currently 129lb (9st 3lb). My goal weight is 112lb (8st).

I started today by being healthier and cutting down my portion sizes but I think I’d really like a set diet plan to follow. I’m thinking about these:

– Dukan: I’ve done this before and it worked SO well. Stuck at it for about 3 months and lost around 1st. The only thing is it’s quite difficult to stick to at work – I’d rather avoid awkward questions about why I’m eating only ham for lunch!
– ABC: I’ve considered it and was very tempted but have now totally vetoed this one. Firstly, there’s no way I could ever stick to it. Secondly, it scares the hell out of me.
– The 5:2 Fast Diet: Eat normally for 5 days of the week and fast for 2 days (500 calories for a woman). I think this is going to be the most practical option as I can move the fast days around to fit around social bits and bobs which involve slightly more food.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to try the 5:2 diet. Hopefully with the help of My Fitness Pal and my little calorie counter book I’ll be able to stick with it.

Today went something like this:
Breakfast (366 calories): A grilled tomato, scrambled egg (2 eggs, semi skimmed milk), 3 mushrooms boiled in water, 1 slice Hovis granary toast with a small amount of butter.
Lunch: (196 calories): Can of cream of mushroom soup
Dinner: (530 calories): Lettuce with french dressing, 1 tomato, cucumber, 1 tsp mayonnaise, a small sausage roll and a hard boiled egg. A meringue nest & a lemon mousse
TOTAL: 1092 calories