Another week has gone by, which means another week of not drinking alcohol or lighting up a thinking stick… three weeks into the month! It just goes to show, that if you eradicate all the bad things at once, you have no idea which one you miss, so you don’t actually think about what you used to enjoy! Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing I would love more than to scoff a Kit Kat Chunky right now, but deep down, I know that it will not help me on my weight loss journey.
I have been ridiculously strict with myself the past couple of days especially and have been attempting to keep my calorie intake well below 1200.
Food – Ok, so at 35 daily Weight Watchers points and a Weight Watchers Point being roughly 40 calories, on the diet I am allowed 1400 calories a day. When I consider what I have been eating, 1400 calories is actually quite a lot and does it sound crazy to say I would struggle, unless I was shovelling junk food into my mouth… which I don’t particularly want to do anyway. That’s what I love about Weight Watchers, it totally retrains your eating habits and certain foods may not appeal any more. This can really only be a good thing for me!
Exercise – Wooooah, I have totally ramped it up this week! What with 2 gym visits to complete Week 3 of the Couch to 5K, alongside weights, I have also rocked 40 minutes on the bike all but one day when I completed only 30 minutes… as well as epic dog walks in the snow. It’s all thanks to my FitBit Flex which I finally decided to use properly and sync with MyFitnessPal (very clever indeed!). When I first used the FitBit, I honestly thought it was broken, I could not fathom out how to use it. Now, it is on my wrist from when I wake up to when I go to sleep and I completely forget about it. I love how the apps link to each other and keep a track of my exercise, steps taken, distance moved, when you were most active, how many active minutes you have had in a day, how many calories you have eaten and how many calories you have burned. The list really is endless and I am as addicted to it as I am weighing myself every morning when I wake up and every night before I go to sleep.
Which reminds me… I have seen several bloggers state they have lost 2lbs overnight in statuses over the past week. Sorry to burst your bubble ladies… it is normal to lose 2lbs overnight… every night! You weigh your heaviest at night and your lightest in the morning… and I can assure you that I lose 2lbs every night, sometimes more. Honestly, take this from the person who religiously weighs every day!
So… without further ramblings, the most important part of the post… how am I getting on with weight loss?
Total loss this week: 3lbs
Total loss Week 1: 4lbs
Total loss Week 2: 2lbs
Total loss so far: 9lbs
Get in! *Fist pumps*
I am doing ok, this is good and is definitely spurring me on. With only 10 days to go until the end of the month, I fear I may be a pound or two off my target of a stone loss in January, however, I am immensely proud of what I have lost so far. Just goes to show you can lose weight by eating healthily and simply moving more!
How are you getting on with Week 3? Are you still enjoying your diet or fitness regime? Is there anything you have changed to make it slightly easier or up the ante?
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