Oh hello there!!
I’ve been neglecting this blog like I’ve been neglecting my diet…that is to day. I haven’t been dieting at all. In fact, I’ve been eating like I’m hibernating for winter…but really it’s just a whole bunch of excuses, which are…
I moved to London, Uk in April this year (2011) and before I left, I had many, many, many celebratory meals…and quit personal training so that I could save money. My weight ballooned.
Once I got to the UK, I was amazed by the variety of cheap food around! And they’re everywhere and as a food lover in a new city, I felt that it was my duty to try everything. Everything in site.
I’ve also grown very attached to the afternoon teas here. Would you believe that before I moved here, I’ve NEVER, ever had a scone? It just never seemed that appealing to me. Give me a crusty croissant any day of the week! However…since I’ve been here…I’ve been converted. I LOVE Scones…and…Oh my god, I LOVE CLOTTED CREAM!
Which brings me to now. I weigh the heaviest that I’ve weiged in the last 7 years. I’m carrying roughly 20+kg more weight on me than I did for the 5 out of those 7 years. I can no longer tell myself that the cut of the clothing are smaller compared to Australia. I can no longer hide from the fat girl in the mirror…so here I am, all laid bare, ready for the critcism and ready to try again.
I’ve actually started taken pictures of myself in my underwear, and it was quite shocking, I never tend to look at myself in the mirror from behind, but the rolls and my dimply legs really gave me a fright. Which has spurred me to start losing weight. I will be taking weekly pictures of myself, but I probably won’t post them unless I start to see results.
I’ve joined a gym, and in the last 3 weeks since I’ve joined, I’ve gone an average of about 3 times a week. I don’t stay long though…but I’m working on that.
This week, I also restarted the Dukan.
I wasn’t properly prepared so didn’t have enough proteins in the house and just ended up eating bolognaise (without pasta) and eggs all day.
Hardest is definitely the carb cravings and the sugar withdrawals. I’m definitely not over them. It’s amazing how these get a hold of you. I was sitting in bed and going through a whole tub of Haagen Dazs a night (with lashings of peanut butter) 5 times a week. No wonder the weight piled on. I’m getting headaches…but I’m sticking with it (even if it only is day two)…
So here are the numbers:
Start date: 15/08/11
Weight: 83.8kg (185 lbs) – Holy CANNOLI – it’s really worse than I thought
Clothing size: 16, sometimes 18 pants
Goal Weight: 60kg (132lbs) – that still sounds pretty fat, but for me, that’s enough, I mean, ideally, I’d love to be 55kg (120lbs) but I think I weighed that when I was 12.