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?