My Weight Loss: Week 1
Well, week 1 is down and it wasn’t as bad as I thought! Here’s pretty much what happened each day:
- Fasted for 16 hours a day (which is 8pm at night, until 12pm the next day)
- Drank loads of water
- Had a few cups of coffee (each with milk and sugar) each day
- At lunchtime had a healthy lunch which usually consisted of chicken, veggies, mayo and hot sauce (see photo below)
- Snacks were usually fruit
- Dinner was always balanced and home made
- No takeaways
- No dessert
- I didn’t really do any exercise this week
- I did have a glass of wine on a few occasions
I like to keep my eating pretty simple because I have Coeliac Disease (have to be gluten free). So I tend to stay away from any kind of processed food.
A few of you asked me on Snapchat (happymumnz) why I was having coffee with milk and sugar – because I can. Because I refuse to make a sacrifice and drink black coffee. I get no enjoyment out of it, and I honestly would prefer to keep up the coffee with milk and sugar as that’s how I’ll be having it moving forward.
I also had a few people asking me why I would have mayo with my lunch, especially because it’s extra calories.
Let me set the record straight – I am NOT calorie counting; I refuse to do so. I don’t want to become obsessed with it; I want to try and get myself in a position where what I’m doing becomes my lifestyle. I want to have mayo with my lunch. And hot sauce. I’m not killing myself by having mayo.
On the Friday afternoon / Saturday I did actually splurge because I had a night away with Phil. I didn’t go crazy, but I actually ate food, rather than fasted. On the Sunday however, I was back into it with my fasting / water drinking.
Here are my results after 1 week:
I’m not going to lie, I was mega disappointed with the lack of weight loss. But a lot of you have reminded me that scales aren’t a true indicator of weight loss – measurements are.
I measured myself about an hour after weighing myself and it made me feel SO much better.
I won’t be taking any more photos of myself until a few months time to make it more dramatic HAHAHA
How are you doing?