Sorry for the late post – I had a 14 hour shift and just didn’t have the time to write a decent update! I did weigh myself yesterday however and am pleased to report that I’ve lost another pound. I’m actually very surprised by that because – I’m not gonna lie – I had an indulgent week (more on that later)!
Current weight: 12 stone 7 pounds (175 pounds)
Weight loss this week: 1 pound
Total weight loss so far: 1 stone 1 pound (15 pounds)
Remaining goal weight loss: 2 stone 13 pounds (41 pounds)
After reaching my first goal last week, I was in the mood to celebrate and not only enjoyed a two-course meal at the Broadstraik Inn but also brunch at the Sand Dollar Cafe and homemade burgers (thanks Daddy McBee). I did stick to my diet for the most part but probably could have done with a few less carbs… Although it just goes to show you can enjoy yourself whilst maintaining a diet/healthy life choices.
I also decided that this was the week to try some sugar-free baking (you probably now understand why I was so surprised at any weight loss this week)! I used recipes from a blog/book called I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson (link and photos below) which includes a number of excellent sugar-free and low carb recipes. Both the book and the blog provide you with great advice and tips on how to cut sugar from your life and is something I would absolutely recommend that everyone tries at some point in their lives.
This week, I made a raw cacao, raspberry and coconut cheesecake AND dark choc chip cookies which turned out great. Both recipes can be found following the links below:
https://iquitsugar.com/recipe/choc-chip-skillet-cookie/ (I modified this one by shaping the dough into smaller, individual cookies and placing on a baking tray)
I’m now at the point where weight-loss will slow down and even stall from time to time. Although it is important to incorporate treats for long-term enjoyment, there will be weeks where I need to be particularly strict… This upcoming week will be one of those weeks as I plan to exercise more and be as strict as I can in order to boost weight loss. This is where it gets tougher people! Wish me luck 🙂