Well four weeks in and six pounds down. I had hoped for better, but went off the rails a bit last week. However, onwards and upwards! Six pounds kept off means I’m only a couple of pounds away from being a healthy weight for my height. I bought a size 12 summer dress in M&S last week and it fits, so that’s progress.
I thought I’d share my resources and tell you what I’ve managed to stick with.
Firstly, a big thanks to Helen Conway from Bodywork Pilates in Chester who has been a motivating earworm for the last 28 days. Granted, the KSFL plan was too tough for me, but I’ve still learned a lot.
Next, I’ve been reading Amelia Freer’s Eat Nourish Glow and she looks so positively healthy, who wouldn’t be motivated to eat clean.
Finally, all of my favourite mags, Red, GH and Delicious are covering real food, so I have so many lovely recipe options to choose from.
Oh and of course, not forgetting my lovely yoga and Zumba teachers Jo, Luos and Jacqui at Old Hall Country Club plus lots of long walks in the countryside!
The biggest change which I’ve positively embraced is learning to love vegetables. Never before have I eaten such a variety of greens. I’d always seen them as an add on to the protein and potato, pasta, bread, rice or whatever. Now I see the veg as the meal and the protein as the add on.
Next big change is the microwave – it’s gone! I no longer have or need one.
Thirdly, puds. Now, I love a pudding, but always felt I had to top off my meal with a pud every night, even if it was just a yoghurt. Well, yoghurt has gone. Once or twice a week I have almonds and blueberries for afters.
Let’s see what more progress I can make. And sorry Helen, I’ll never give up porridge!