Weigh-In Wednesday 2

So it’s been just over a week now and I am back into the swing of things. Starting isn’t the hard part, it’s being able to come up with a plan that you can stick to long-term! I’m still working that out; however, cutting out refined sugars and cutting back on carbs has worked out just fine for now. I’ve also been going on daily walks and I intend to get back into a more regular yoga routine over the next few weeks!

Anyway, enough rambling. Here’s my weekly weigh-in results:

Current weight: 13 stone 2 pounds 

Weight loss this week: 4 pounds

Acumulative weight loss: 6 pounds

Yippee!

It’s certainly not enough for me to notice a difference when I look in the mirror but I do feel a lot better already. I know, I know… I say this every time.

My goal for next week is to get under the 13 stone mark. Think I can do it?

In other news, I have recently discovered a simple recipe for a kale and chicken caesar salad and I think I am in love! It’s so quick and easy to make and a suitable lunch option for days when you are out and about. I’ve never really liked the taste of kale but the home made caesar dressing is absorbed by the leaves, which in turn breaks it down… and it tastes absolutely divine. I’ve included a photo and the recipe below.

Kale and Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe  (modified version of an original recipe by Hemsley and Hemsley)

Ingredients:

  • 200g of kale
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tspn Dijon mustard
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50g parmesan (plus more to sprinkle on top)
  • 4 tbspns extra virgin olive oil
  • Cooked chicken breast and/or croutons (optional)

Method:

Combine anchovies, egg yolk, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, parmesan and oil in a blender until smooth.

Combine with kale – massaging into leaves.

Let salad marinate for approximately one hour. Toss in chicken, croutons or whatever else you fancy, sprinkle with black pepper and enjoy!

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Weigh-In Wednesday 1

So it’s only been 3 days and I’ve already lost 2 pounds. That’s to be expected really and it’s likely just water weight but… it’s still nice!

The sweet cravings come and go but it’s getting easier. Unfortunately, I feel grumpy as hell. Probably safe to warn people who might come in contact with me over the next few weeks… Be warned!

Anyway, here’s my first weigh-in:

Current weight: 13 stone 6 pounds

Total weight loss so far: 2 pounds

I decided to be brave and also post some more photos. It’s so great for motivation and comparison further down the line:

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I never wear fitted clothing when I’m overweight so it’s always a surprise when I do see myself like this… Not great. That’s going to change though.

I’m really excited about what’s to come and I have a lot of incentives this year, starting with a ball in just under a month.

I’m also graduating this year and would love to look and feel amazing for that!

Lots to look forward to… I’m going to do this!

One year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.

In July 2015 I started this journey, weighing 13 stone 8 pounds.

It is now the 16th of January 2017, and I currently weigh 13 stone 8 pounds.

I had so much success and yet, a year and half later, here I am… Goddamnit, do I wish I stuck with it.

I don’t want to feel like this again and I’ve decided that now is the time to re-start. New year, new me and all that jazz…

I was going to write a long, dramatic post about how awful I feel but I’ve done that before. I think the most sensible thing is to just move forward. What’s done is done. I feel dreadfully unhealthy and uncomfortable and that’s all we need to know.

So today I started again by cutting refined sugar from my diet.

It’s already been tough. It’s scary how strong the cravings have been. I have this need, this want, this urge to eat something sweet and delicious. I’m not even hungry. It’s crazy how addictive sugar is.

In addition to this, I’ll be cutting down on my carb intake. Basically the exact same thing I did before. It worked really well. Here’s hoping it works again.

I’ll be checking in once a week to let you know how it’s going and of course, I’ll be posting photos! Stay tuned for those…

Wish me luck.