You probably all have seen at least one of @kennashell ‘s amazing #beforeandafter photos, but I thought I’d share it for those who haven’t. Several of her photos served as GREAT #motivation for me when I first started my #weightlossjourney back in Aug 2012. I know for sure that it at least helped in getting me through those first few weeks where typically, I’d give up. So, thanks for the inspiration and awesome work @kennashell! PS, if you have questions about what she did to lose the weight, I’m sure it’s all over her IG. Just make sure to tag her in questions you ask if commenting below… Otherwise she won’t see them! #inspiration #instafitness #weightlossstory #transformation #progress #hardworkpaysoff #abs #fatloss #fit4life #igfitness #fitness #instafitness #igfitnesschicks #incredible
I am currently in a pair of size 16 jeans and fit in a size 14 pair of shorts. I may weep at how happy I am. 3 dress sizes smaller than I was when I moved to Nottingham.
I have stopped the Exante diet. I am pretty sure that is what made me ill.
Yesterday I started a new job. My god is it hard going. I am hoping that this means I will lose something.
Yesterday, I had an apple for breakfast
Lunch: a flat bread from sainsburys which had 367 cals.
Snack: 1 whole meal pita and some hummus
Dinner: None. I fell asleep at 5.30pm and woke up at 4.45am I think I was tired.
I decided to weigh my self this morning, and I have lost 6lbs on the diet to far. I am in two minds as to do the shakes again, mainly because I am worried about the stomach pain. I may do the shakes today and see if it them that are causing it.
No exante today. Last night I had crippling stomach pain. I had it on Monday night too and I think as this has been the change I have made, it had to be that. But just because I have decided to not try it to do it, I still had a healthy day.
Breakfast I skipped because I woke up late
Lunch- A small pack of sushi
Dinner: salad with a whole meal pita, a small amount of tzatziki and a small amount of mozzarella
Snack: one green apple and a punnet of cherries.
Today, I am struggling. I am tried and hungry and I just want to sleep and eat. I don’t think the heat helps.
For breakfast, I had the vanilla shake. Again, it was really nice. I will give it to exante, they do nice shakes. They remind me of angel delight before it sets? There should defo be a butter scotch option.
Lunch was strawberry, and this is where I wanted to eat ALL OF THE THINGS. I had 2 bottles of water to try and banish the hunger, but I then had an interview, or what I thought was one and wanted to sleep though it.
For dinner I have had an omelette and 2 slices of whole meal toast, and a spoonful of trifle. SOO SO HUNGRY. I am trying to power through.
Before I start. I thought as I added my before picture I should be honest about my weight too. Anyhoo 15st 4lbs or 214lbs.
Anyhoo. Day 2 of the diet and well, it has not been amazing. I had a rather nice banana milkshake for breakfast, but lunch is a different story. The thai chicken soup was VILE. I would rather sacrifice the calories than eat it. I didn’t I had 2 small punnets of cherries as they are on offer at the moment.
Dinner was a chicken stir fry. I had a lot of vegetables as by that time I was sooooo hungry. Tomorrow I will try the vegetable soup and see how that is.
I should also add, I can not work out at the moment as my back is playing me up. I can hardly walk my daughter to school let alone run. :(
Today was the start of the exante diet. My brother in law gave me a months worth and this begins.
For breakfast I had a chocolate shake. It has 200 cals and it is 200mls. As taste goes, it wasn’t bad. I mean it could have been horrific, but it was okay.
For lunch I tried the strawberry one. Again, it wasn’t that bad. 200 cals for 200mls. I think I prefer the chocolate one though.
For dinner I decided to make this http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10117/superhealthy-pizza but in a mini portion and some sweet potato wedges with salad on the side. For pudding I had a selection of fruit.
So first day on a diet like this. It wasn’t THAT bad. I expected to be starving by lunch time. I will admit I was hungry at dinner. It didn’t help that my parents came for a birthday dinner and had sausage and mash and a trifle with cream. But day one down, 27 to go!