Weekly Weigh in: Week #6

Sunday 13 July 2014

Welcome everyone to a brand new feature on my blog, weekly weigh-in's! You may be wondering why the title says 'week #6' when this is my first post. Well that would be because I'm actually on my sixth week of dieting!

I am currently doing the 5:2 diet, which I wrote about a little here, but if you can't be bothered to go and read that, essentially what you do is eat 1/4 of your daily recommended calorie intake (500) for 2 days a week. Then for the other five you just eat your normal calorie limit (2000). As I'm so bad at dieting I decided to give myself 600 calories on my fast days, to ensure I get a few extra things into my meals. I also still try to eat 3 meals a day, because I know if I starve myself too much, I will fail.

You may think that this diet sounds really hard, and the first week really was, but now it has just become part of my lifestyle. There are still days when I really struggle and I don't want to do it any more, and then I get on the scales at the end of the week and I feel so much better for it!

Now onto what these posts are for... these weekly weigh-in's will simply be my motivation, I'm giving myself nothing to hide behind, and for the first time ever, I'm going to share my exact weight with the world!

Start Weight: 198.8 Ibs
Target Weight: 145 Ibs
Weight this week: 189.4 Ibs
Total Weight loss: 9.4 Ibs
Weight still to lose: 44.4 Ibs

After a few bad weeks of overeating and putting back on 2 Ibs that I had lost, I am pleased to say that I shifted it again, and even managed an extra 1 Ib weight loss! I'm only 4.6 Ibs off of my first stone, and I cannot wait to reach my target. 

My goals for this week are:
  1. Drink only water Mon-Fri, and allow myself 1 non water drink on Saturday and Sunday.
  2. Stop snacking on sweeties and switch them out for fruit.
  3. Log every single thing I eat on the My Fitness Pal app.
Considering the most weight I have ever lost on a diet was 6 Ibs, I feel like I'm doing really well, and I can't wait to hit some milestones!

Let me know in the comments if you are on a diet, and what you have lost this week...
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