Spent most of the day at the office and then had to go to the mall to stock up on food. The veggies and fruit go so fast.
Had supper a bit later but it was completely worth it in this instance. I wish I could lose more weight (because others do) but… by some miracle I am down not one but TWO dress sizes.
This is the first time in years I walked out of a fitting room with a smile on my face instead of tears in my eyes. I don’t know who was happier about it – me or my significant other. 😂
I hope all of you are finding joy in the little miracles as well.
I think I need to adjust my bi-weekly goal. Else, I will be disappointed at every weigh in.
Like most, I am not quite happy with my result but according to Liana it went well. The centimetres are finally dropping as well which I love.
I actually dont know what changes to make for a better result as I am fully following the plan. So the only option is to stop the comparison and stay focused.
And so my journey continues.
I don’t know whether to be nervous or excited for weigh in day 2 tomorrow.
All I know is that I did my best. Stuck to the plan. Stuck to the suggested times for eating. Forced down 3 litres almost everyday. Exercised. Just gotta see what my body did with all that hard work and dedication.
Your posts after weigh in are scaring me. It’s two days away and I don’t feel remotely ready.
But anyway, got my meals down. Failed on my water intake today. Only 2 litres down and it’s bedtime. Did not manage to work out as planned because the day just got away from me.
Struggling with a bit of dry mouth but hopefully that will get me to increase the amount of water I drink.
Will try again tomorrow. Will do better tomorrow.
Be proud of every step you take towards your goal.
Every time you resist temptation and decline the treats. Every litre of water. Every walk. Every healthy meal. Every improvement in your health. Every centimetre lost. Even every gram lost.
This challenge is hard and requires a lot of sacrifice, determination and immense willpower. We should be incredibly proud of how far we have all come. Just proves that we got this.
Today was a hectic day that took it’s toll one me a bit. The craving for chocolate is bad.
Kept to my meal plan except I forgot one fruit and did not want to eat it when I got home from work at 21:00. Got all my water in. Meal prep now and we go again tomorrow.
Feeling so drained but will keep pushing.
A lot of us have not been doing so well. Losing hope, feeling disheartened and not sticking to the plan. So I found a few quotes just for a bit of motivation as the new week begins.
“The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.”
– Roy T Bennett
I think that is the biggest challenge right now. Getting our minds back on track.
“Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.”
– Emily Coue
We are losing hope because we don’t see changes on the scale. It feels like sticking to the plan is not working. But it is. Our bodies are changing and we are getting better and better. We may just not realize it.
“Every choice you make has an end result.”
– Zig Ziglar
This one makes sense in terms of what we eat. Diverting from the plan will change our end result. Sticking to the plan will give us the best result.
“I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you.”
– Blaise Pascal
I believe all of us can make it through this very challenging 12 weeks. I know there can only be 3 winners but losing the weight and reaching our goals will make all of us winners.
One last word of advice (to myself and all of you): Every time you think you can’t make it, every time you struggle to resist temptation, every time it feels like there are no changes and every time you want to give up:
“Remember why you started.”
Has anyone experienced stomach burn?
Happens to me randomly. Today it might be the coffee I had (while others are drinking wine) but on I have no idea what could be causing it on other days.
I bought a dress in my same old size yesterday (without fitting) because I don’t believe the few kilos I have lost could make such a big difference.
Wearing the dress today (again without fitting before removing tags) and it seems too big. Clearly, there is a difference to my body even though it’s not on the scale. I have also been told my skin looks better and I look younger. Yaaay.
I am going to focus on that. The difference. The improvements. The scale depresses me but those changes make me feel so much better about myself.
So another weekend filled with tests is coming up. I’m ready and fully capable of handling it though. I may not be able to avoid social settings but I will stay strong.
Today was good. Actually had a hunger pang when I waited too long for my afternoon snack. That tells me my body is accustomed to its regular meals. It will definitely make things easier after the challenge.
I have about a litre of water to go. Finishing 3 is still not so easy. I forget about it because my days are so busy.
Have a good weekend everybody. Stay focused and stick to the plan. Your body will thank you for it.