I have finally done it!
I have gone and smashed through that 1st stone loss barrier baby! Woo hoo!
This last week, I have been at the gym running (and even upped my speed!) and doing weights, walking the dog, going on the bike, recording steps with my FitBit, watching what I eat… it’s all being going in the right direction… but my weight loss is still not enough.
Anyone who knows me, knows how impatient and stubborn I am. I decided over the weekend that I was going to start the Almased shake diet on Monday to kick start me/ give me a quick fix/ do something to prove my weight loss journey wasn’t a waste of time… I had one shake and had a pastrami ciabatta later that night as I was starving, clearly it was harder than I imagined.
Clearly this wasn’t going to be as easy as the time when I lost over 5 stone in 16 weeks on Lipotrim. I started back on the shake diet yesterday with renewed vigour… I had to do it. End of.
I had been reading up on ways to make the Soya, Honey and Yoghurt based shakes (powder into water/skimmed milk) taste bearable… I have been including unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon and vanilla extract and still I have been gagging… they really are not great at all, however with perseverance and with the addition of ice cubes and altering the cocoa and cinnamon, they are slowly getting better. I used to have shakes with a cigarette, it was my habit so possibly I am missing that routine I had too. **Update, I am now mixing the shakes without cocoa and they taste much sweeter and slightly more bearable!*
I managed 3 shakes yesterday and have just had my first shake of the day today, so something is happening. I think my stubbornness is pulling me through this one, I wanted to make it to the weekend and see how it goes… the weekend is in sight!
Anyone who states a shake only diet is a cheat’s way out… you have absolutely no idea matey! Having to walk passed cooking food is hideous, the feeling of utter weakness is awful, the shivers, the bad breath, the constantly needing the toilet, when your stomach rumbles at really awkward moments… and in all fairness… when the shake tastes like the worst drink you could ever imagine… that’s not a cheat’s way out… that is someone who is determined to make a difference.
It has done as a full 24 hours on the shakes plus a weeks worth of exercising have meant I have lost 3.5 pounds… get in! My total loss now is 15.5 pounds since January. Am I happy? You bet your sweet ass I am… now for the next stone!
How are you doing this week? Have you made any changes to your diet to help you keep going?
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