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Weight Loss Wednesday Linky – Week 21 #WeightLossWednesday

by S1m
Weight Loss Wednesday Linky

Welcome to the Weight Loss Wednesday linky week 21!

Well as far as week’s go, this one is a definite right off! Half term unfortunately is not the best of times to expect any weight loss!

Having only used the bike, walked the dog and finally succumbed to finally utilising the Charlotte Crosby 3 Minute Belly Blitz DVD so far this week, my fitness is faltering this week and my body is craving for a gym visit. I am hoping someone will take pity and have Liv for a hour later this week so that I can nip to the gym and do my thing!

However for now, Liv and I are off out for a run this week. I have checked the weather and all seems ok for the rest of the week, I am kitted out with running gear and even Brantano have kindly sent Liv a pair of running trainers so that she too can get in on the action. She is quite excited, however I know that I will have moans of ‘my legs are tired’ after a minute! Roll on Monday!


Any attempts at healthy eating have long been forgotten, despite a shopping trip on Friday to stock up on foods to keep us going this week. I do have a rather tasty quiche lined up for later today though, which I am looking forward to with a salad.

However, a lovely email from Barry at The New You Plan yesterday has brightened my week up slightly! I have been offered the opportunity to review the TFR (Total Food Replacement) plan for 2 weeks in a bid to shift some poundage in my weight loss quest before the Race For Life.

Having previously spent 16 weeks on a TFR diet in the past, I am fully aware of how mentally prepared you have to be to give up food and get my body into ketosis as soon as possible. After 16 weeks I had oddly forgotten how to chew, though doubt that will be a problem this time. I am sure after the 2 weeks I will be insanely close to my target and it will have given me the boost that I need to carry on. It would be nice to fall down a dress size, but hey, I will be happy if The New You plan can make headway with my ridiculously stubborn hips!

I am going to be trying a mixture of shakes, soups and noodles – with the odd chocolate bar thrown in too – all part of the plan. The fact I can have Chicken Noodle Curry will blow my mind! Albeit there are many different meal and shake options in the range, I am going to stick to the basics, simply because I know that it works if you stick at it and I am a creature of habit!

Maybe this is what I need… my meal choices being taken out of my hands and the choice being made for me, in a roundabout way! Wish me luck and expect lots of pictures of the shakes and meals I am eating!

How are you getting on this week? Have you ever tried a TFR diet? Did you achieve the results you hoped for?


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Victoria Mylittlel May 27, 2015 - 11:29 am

i must say that every time i hear about milkshakes i think a drink but not something that can fill me up for the day, hope it works for you though

S1m May 27, 2015 - 11:55 am

It’s all mind over matter – as with any diet. The shakes contain all the nutrients you need, infact, even more so than a normal day’s food intake you may normally have. It’s just about tricking your brain about drinking a meal as opposed to chewing a meal – thanks chick!

mummy m's memories May 27, 2015 - 12:08 pm

I have tried the Cambridge diet before, it was great for a while, but the no touching any food, not even a mouthful was extremely hard, especially in the summer for bbq’s and picnics etc. I didn’t last long on it. 🙁 Good luck, #weightlosswednesdays

papaleng May 27, 2015 - 3:15 pm

It takes discipline to accomplish anything. I know you can handle all these trials that seems to hinder your fitness regimen.

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:48 am

Thank you so much! Definitely very determined to get cracking with the new diet! 🙂

Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap) May 27, 2015 - 9:23 pm

Ooh that diet sounds interesting. I always want to know about them so will be keen to have a read! The trainers look great so hope you and Liv get out for a run ! xx good luck xx

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:42 am

Thanks so much Sarah! Yeah I have read a few reviews and was always interested! I know it will work, just need to stay on track!xx

3xhcch May 28, 2015 - 4:38 am

That TFR sounds so intense. I do not think I can survive on that. You obey what your body tells you, of course. Do not ignore if the body complains.

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:41 am

It is intense but it will work. The meals and shakes you have do contain all the necessary nutrients your body needs on a daily basis. Fingers crossed!

Katrina Centeno May 28, 2015 - 10:03 am

I have not tried the TFR diet. Avoiding carbs and sugar worked for me. I really do not have a special diet of sorts. I have managed to workout regularly for now but I am still far from my ideal fit form. Good luck on your weight loss plans.

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:40 am

Thank you so much! Bread is my downfall unfortunately but hey I am hoping that this diet works and keeps me on the right path!

Fernando Lachica May 28, 2015 - 11:26 am

Healthy food and exercise program can do wonders to fitness. But determination and motivation plays an important role in the successful healthy body.

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:36 am

Absolutely! Having previous experience of TFR I know what pitfalls to look out for and will keep on at it. Starting off determined so hope it continues!

Anne V May 28, 2015 - 12:22 pm

It’s not really how much you eat, but what you eat. I don’t think I can survive with just milkshakes haha, not even for a day. Hope the diet works for you though.

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:35 am

Thank you so much Anne, I will be keeping you up to date on how I am getting on!

Raymond Vasquez May 28, 2015 - 1:05 pm

I too struggles with food options. I tried a diet plan before but didn’t work. All the best to your new you plan. Hopefully it would help you achieve your goal. 😀

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:35 am

Thank you so much Raymond! Yeah it will be nice to have a limited selection and go from there! Fingers crossed!

May De Jesus-Palacpac May 28, 2015 - 3:17 pm

You know, I didn’t really pay attention to my fitness pal until recently. What’s good about it is that you don’t have to give up food, but you get to measure it according to your weight goal plan which will be calculated for you according to your stats. Try it. 😉

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:34 am

I have not been using MFP for a while now and I should have got back into it. I am going to give the New You plan a go and see how I get on with it fingers crossed!

Louise May 28, 2015 - 4:28 pm

All the luck with your TFR. I can’t imagine myself doing such thing. It does really take a lot of determination and discipline to lose weight! Will be looking forward your shakes & meals. 🙂

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:31 am

If you stick to it it does really work and is a great motivator, especially when the weight drops off. I will be teaming it with my usual exercise plan so am hoping for good results quickly!

Tiffany Yong May 28, 2015 - 5:53 pm

I’ve never tries any form of extreme diets for my weight… unless you count semi-juicing a form of diet which I tried with my colleagues!

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:29 am

People rave about juicing, personally I could not be bothered making it all up. Extreme diets are tough but with hard work they do pay off!

Nicol Wong (@yuk_lui) May 28, 2015 - 8:30 pm

ooo good luck with the review! my eating habits has been horrendous this week. need to change it stat!

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:27 am

Thank you Nicol! I am certainly looking forward to starting the diet today – already set the path with lots of water and black coffee!

Hui Zi May 29, 2015 - 1:26 am

i’ve never been on diet before, but have tried shakes (protein milkshake iirc) once for a bloggers’ event. it filled me up just for a while….and i had to continue with a big breakfast less than an hour later lol. drinks are just not as satisfying as having a meal. i guess my brain requires abit more effort to ‘trick’ it if i were to go on diet one day..

good luck with your efforts and hope your plan works for you!

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:26 am

That’s the think, you need to trick your mind into thinking you have just had a meal. The first few days are horrific with feeling cold, shaking and headaches but that is simply your body going into the state of ketosis. After Day 3 things smooth out and before I have found that I have more energy… bring it on!

Pooja Kawatra May 29, 2015 - 4:08 am

Seriously I haven’t tried any food diet program but if you are that disciplined and working on your weight loss and diet with so much determination. it is all worth working on it.

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:25 am

Absolutely! I know I can achieve the results if I stick to the diet and persevere so looking forward to my box arriving today and will crack on!

Elizabeth O. May 29, 2015 - 8:08 am

After cutting back and walking/running three times a week, for more than six months, I’m proud to say that I lost 18 pounds. I need to lose more and it’s still a lot of work, but I know I am getting there a little at a time.

I’ve never heard of the TFR diet. Good luck and I hope you will share with us your progress.

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:24 am

Thank you Elizabeth! Any TFR diet is hard going but with previous experience and sheer determination after a good start to the year, I am hoping to make good headway. Fantastic news on your weight loss!x

Franc Ramon May 29, 2015 - 9:11 am

I have never tried to diet though there are times I would reduce my meals. I’m just lucky that I get a lot of exercise through running so I always stay within a reasonable range.

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:23 am

Franc you are forever on the go, I am surprised you have the time to sit down! I am hoping it is going to give me a good kick start and get me very close, if not to my actual target! 🙂

Jason Panuelos May 29, 2015 - 1:06 pm

First time reading about this sort of diet and now I wonder if it’ll work on me. Never tried shakes as a diet before though! 😀

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:19 am

Jason!! You do not need to go on a diet at all, you look fab!! I have been on a similar diet before and it really does work, you just need to be careful when you come off the diet and slowly ease yourself back into eating. Will keep you posted!

Sunshine Kelly May 29, 2015 - 4:37 pm

Glad to know that now you are getting more active and consistent with your run. Keep going and don’t give up.

S1m June 1, 2015 - 11:18 am

I am trying not to, but very hard to keep on track over Half term – back on track this morning though and looking forward to starting my new diet! 🙂 x

Erin @Yorkshiretots May 29, 2015 - 8:47 pm

It’s tough to eat healthy when the kids (and husband) are off school! I have made it out twice this week running but my eating .. not so great. A trip to the seaside didn’t help. I will be interested to read your review of the diet plan!

S1m June 1, 2015 - 10:53 am

Thank you so much Erin, starting today so looking forward to meal choices being taken out of my hands! Half term is never great for weight loss or diets but the mini me is back at school now and I am getting back on track! 🙂

ghostwritermummy May 29, 2015 - 9:09 pm

I so need to get on board with this! Thanks for the kick up the butt! x x

S1m June 1, 2015 - 10:52 am

Awww you looked fab at Blog On! It was lovely to see you and bambino, she was a good as gold! 🙂 x

lovemindanao May 29, 2015 - 10:51 pm

the way i was told about weight loss is enjoy the food you eat in a moderate way and do not deprived yourself as it will result to more craving and psychological damage…

S1m June 1, 2015 - 10:51 am

Absolutely – it is all about portion control and knowing your limits! I am finding my body can’t handle the portions I used to like eating, which can only be a good thing! 🙂

chantelle hazelden June 2, 2015 - 8:23 am

good luck on the diet, I hope it works for you #bloggingtojogging

S1m June 3, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Thank you so much Chantelle! Day 3 today and all seems to be going well! Hope you are well! 🙂 xx

Morgan Prince June 2, 2015 - 11:33 am

Good luck! I hope it works. I’ve been using an app recently that’s made an impact on my food intake. Can’t wait to find out how this new eating plan works out for you. 🙂

S1m June 3, 2015 - 11:59 am

Thank you so much Morgan! Day 3 today and all looks ok, I do keep standing on the scales and they seem to be moving downwards which is a good sign! 🙂 Hope you are having a good week and that the app is working for you!

Mai T. June 17, 2015 - 7:15 am

This is the first time I’ve heard of TFR diet. Looks very hard core to me. I’d never have such dedication.


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