Day 1 of a new journey

Good Morning and Happy Monday to you all!

The past couple of months I haven’t had a week that’s gone by that I haven’t been invited round for dinner, out for lunch, or to attend a celebration with family and friends.

Although I haven’t gained weight, I’ve been struggling to lose it. My weight will fluctuate, which I’m fine with, but I’ve become a little too relaxed and palmed it off on, wanting to celebrate and indulge with everyone else.

I’m such a foodie, I always have been. I have such a sweet tooth, love to cook and am always game for trying new foods. This isn’t a bad trait or way to look at food… But I have a wedding, a holiday and a few event coming up the next couple of months, and need to whip myself into shape.

I know what works for me, and although I have to try extremely hard to lose weight, it does happen with maximum effort. And I know to do that I need to be strict with no ifs or buts.

I’ve done my research, and have decided to join the Slim Fast Challenge.

I understand that eating healthy, drinking water and doing exercises are what I need to do to lose weight… That being said, as I explained above… I don’t have alot of self control when it comes to food (foodie habits).

Yes I know. This sounds awful, but I’m aware of it.

The plan

The 3-2-1 slim fast plan works by, allowing you to eat

– 3 Snack (100 calories each)

– 2 Shakes (230 calories

– 1 Meal (600 calories)

I will be eating fruit and vegetables as snacks, but have the slim fast snacks there as a naughty treat if I need them.

I picked up a 6 pack of instant shakes as they’re handy for on the go, and also if I’m out and about and don’t have somewhere to store cold milk.

The Cost

1x Tin (12 meals) £7.29

6x bars £2.99

6x Instant Shakes £9.69

Oven baked Cheese flavour bites 22g – £0.59

The Outcome

I have weighed myself and taken my measurements. I will be on this plan for the next 6 to 12 weeks, with the goal of losing 1-2 stones, and a few inches.

I’ve researched and seen some outstanding results. Unfortunately I’m not one of those people where the weight just ‘drops off’, but I am hoping that in the next couple of months I will see a pleasent difference.

I am currently half way through my 100mile, Race at your Pace challenge, so I am drinking and working out daily to contribute to achieving my weight loss.

I’ll keep you all updated! Have a wonderful well all!

Kaya •

11 thoughts on “Day 1 of a new journey”

  1. Glad you’ve been having some busy & fun times! I think weight gain because you’ve been out and indulging and having a good time is the best sort of weight gain, but I can understand you wanting to feel better with losing a little to get back to where you were. Must admit I don’t particularly like Slimfast because I think the prices are a rip-off and I’d rather have other low fat, low-cal alternatives, but I hope the plan helps you! I like things like Walkers Baked crisps, Cadbury Brunch bars, Frosties cereal dry as a TV snack & Breyers ice-cream (yep, the WHOLE tub, low in fat & cals but high in protein & so yummy). Then again, those cheddar bites from Slimfast look quite nice. 1-2 stone is a lot to loose; I know you can do it, but don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Sacrificing joy isn’t worth it (coming from someone who’s yo-yo’d a lot with weight, had eating disorders, and been utterly miserable). Still enjoy your life over these 6-12 weeks but good luck with the weight loss, you can do it 🙂
    Caz xx

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle! It’s helped with portion control as well where I have to have 600 calorie dinners. And it’s alot more food than I thought I could have which is a pleasent surprise. Easter was a tough one (got the biggest sweet tooth? but it went well 🙂 x

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  2. Exercise is a small portion of keeping the weight off. A slice of pizza will ruin an hours worth of jogging.
    I have had Horrible snacking habbits in the past.
    But now I’ve been running a intermittent fasting ketto diet. I’ll stop eating at 6pm and wont eat again till the next day 12am
    my soul would cry evetime I’d come across Oreo’s , Nutella or any suggary cookies but now craving have all but dissapeared.

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