Week 65

I have to start this post with something very very exciting!!! I have now lost over 30% of my original body weight.  31.48% !!!!!!!

I have faded away, a little but not a lot ūüôā¬† Its been a very different week on this food plan but I have done really well.¬† My cheat meal on Thursday night of pizza was absolutely¬†fantastic however I did notice after pizza that I craved something for dessert which I hadn’t craved all week.¬†
I started my meal plan last Monday and by the Tuesday afternoon I had serious sugar withdrawals.¬† I don’t¬†eat a lot of processed sugar¬†instead I eat fruit and lots of it,¬†2-3 and sometimes 3-4 serves a day.¬† By Thursday afternoon I was having carb withdrawals¬†and was not in the best moods at all.¬† I slept some of the day away on Friday and felt much better come the weekend.¬† One thing that did dawn on me come Sunday night after completing an entire week of a very low-calorie¬†and extremely clean diet was that I hadn’t had any bread or yoghurt and to be honest wasnt missing it.¬†
10 days down and I am getting a little bored with the same food day in and day out but I will muddle through and get myself to the 28 day mark.
Whilst eating my 12 ingredients¬†I have continued to train hard and this week have burnt more calories than¬†any other, ever.¬† I have been at the gym most days and have been walking in between.¬† I picked up a cheap treadmill from the local paper, it’s certainly nothing fancy – it goes up to speed 10 and inclines which is all I need for the back patio….I just have to keep the boys away from it, they think its their new toy ūüôā

Something else happened this week which for me is very exciting, I resigned from my job of 7+ years and have taken a new bigger and better role.  The next few months will be very challenging as I learn the lay of the land and find my feet.  I must not let my health and fitness slip because of this change, it will be about finding a new routine that works for me and my family.

Fitter, healthier and STRONGER.

Weekly Stats:
Start Weight: 104.2kg
Weigh in: 2.6kg Loss
Total Loss: 32.8kg in 65 weeks
Current Weight:  71.4kg
Current BMI: 25.3 (started at 37.4)
Total Percentage Weight Loss: 31.48%
Calories Consumed: 8,633 
Sugars Consumed:  125 grams
Total Fat:  311 grams
Exercised: 10 times Exercise Calories:  3,422 cals

Jaime xx

Week 64

This week has been a mixed bag of emotions.  I started the year really well, was focused on my goals and was going to achieve them until my trainer gave me a new meal plan that he has asked me to follow for 4 weeks.  I wasnt sure what to expect but had been given a plan from him before and wasnt worried.  Well the worry set in when I saw it!  There is not a lot of variety, in addition I have to eat the same food day in day out for 4 weeks which is 28 days or 672 hours or if you want to talk about minutes you are looking at around 40,320 of them.  Yep its a lot!
I had a list of questions and took them along to a PT session.¬† All he heard for the entire hour from me was “what about this, what about that”.¬† Basic answer….If it’s not on the list you can’t have it!!¬† The only exception could be coffee and for that I am truly grateful, even if it is black with no milk or sugar (something I have already become accustomed to………thank goodness).
The point of the meal plan……to show commitment and shred some fat.¬† Most people I know have been saying “Fat, what fat? Jaime you will fade away”.¬† Well the truth of the matter is that I wont be fading away anywhere soon.¬† I have plenty of tummy fat to shred and my thighs still could do with thinning down, I will certainly not be fading anywhere, it’s not in my nature.

I got the plan on Thursday and knew it was pretty impossible to start before Monday as Sunday is our food planning and grocery buying day.  Hubby decided on his own accord that he would join me for the first week so we set about buying our few ingredients.  Oats, egg whites, cucumber, celery, chicken, sweet potato, salad greens, fish, almonds and flaxseed oil.  Yes that is it.  There are 7 meals a day and I can have one cheat meal a week which I will make our standard Thursday night takeaway meal.
I was very apprehensive about starting on Monday however set about with 2.5 hours of meal prep on Sunday afternoon which was rewarded with a lovely family dinner out at a local buffet restaurant on Sunday night, and yes I had dessert. I  was going to indulge a little (as I never indulge a lot anymore).
I got through the first day with great success even finding that there was too much food but I will muddle my way through.  Day 3 today and I am almost over eating every few hours but I am never hungry and not craving much at all.  I thought that the temptations of having 2 morning teas this week (one for a birthday and another farewell) would be hard but I have told my colleagues what I am doing and they are very supportive.
The biggest upside to this meal plan is I don’t have to do much in MyFitnessPal, I just copy everything from the day before ūüôā

It’s never always about the food, keeping up with my exercise will always be a big part of my life on a day-to-day basis.¬† Train hard and get results.

Fitter, healthier and STRONGER……………enjoy your week.

Weekly Stats:
Start Weight: 104.2kg
Weigh in: 0.6kg Loss
Total Loss: 30.2kg in 64 weeks
Current Weight:  74kg
Current BMI: 26.2 (started at 37.4)
Total Percentage Weight Loss: 28.98%
Calories Consumed: 10,947
Sugars Consumed:  379 grams
Total Fat:  256 grams
Exercised: 11 times
Exercise Calories:  3,085 cals

Jaime xx

Weeks 60-63

I feel terribly bad that I haven’t been here for almost a month.¬† Christmas is always a hectic time in our house coupled with me being the “social coordinator” at work and arranging many functions.
My eldest sons birthday is 2 days before Christmas and this year we decided to have his party a couple of weeks before Christmas to make things a bit easier, it meant having something on most weekends leading up to Christmas, I’m sure a lot of you can relate.¬† As well as being super busy with everything else, I wasn’t as organised with present buying this year and admittedly I was one of those people out at the shops on Christmas Eve.¬† I even had to duck to the local service station at 9.30pm to get cash as I had completely forgotten about getting it earlier in the day.
All of this doesn’t¬†mean I have stopped.¬† I¬†have continued to train (maybe a little less than normal some weeks).¬† I have continued to log my food in MyFitnessPal, today marks 444 days of logging my food.¬† Have I stuck to my calories? No I haven’t but I have been committed to logging everything (even the bad stuff).
I was fairly impressed that over the last 4 weeks I haven’t gained anything.¬† I haven’t lost a lot however my body is changing¬†– my measurements are a little smaller.

I have a list of new goals for the year and will post them separately.

Here is the overview of my last 4 weeks (gosh that’s gone so very fast)

Weekly Stats: Week 60
Start Weight: 104.2kg
Weigh in: 0.4kg Gain
Total Loss: 29.1kg in 60 weeks
Current Weight:  75.1kg
Current BMI: 26.6 (started at 37.4)
Total Percentage Weight Loss: 27.93%
Calories Consumed: 12,646
Sugars Consumed:  596 grams
Total Fat:  449 grams
Exercised: 4 times
Exercise Calories:  1,727 cals

Weekly Stats: Week 61
Start Weight: 104.2kg
Weigh in: 1.0kg Loss
Total Loss: 30.1kg in 61 weeks
Current Weight:  74.1kg
Current BMI: 26.3 (started at 37.4)
Total Percentage Weight Loss: 28.89%
Calories Consumed: 12,587
Sugars Consumed:  596 grams
Total Fat:  417 grams
Exercised: 2 times
Exercise Calories:  1,035 cals

Weekly Stats: Week 62
Start Weight: 104.2kg
Weigh in: 0.9kg Gain
Total Loss: 29.2kg in 62 weeks
Current Weight:  75.0kg
Current BMI: 26.6 (started at 37.4)
Total Percentage Weight Loss: 28.02%
Calories Consumed: 12,464
Sugars Consumed:  599 grams
Total Fat:  397 grams
Exercised: 4 times
Exercise Calories:  1,675 cals

Weekly Stats: Week 63
Start Weight: 104.2kg
Weigh in: 0.4kg Loss
Total Loss: 29.6kg in 63 weeks
Current Weight:  74.6kg
Current BMI: 26.4 (started at 37.4)
Total Percentage Weight Loss: 28.41%
Calories Consumed: 12,881
Sugars Consumed:  482 grams
Total Fat:  413 grams
Exercised: 6 times
Exercise Calories:  3,196 cals

Jaime xx