Thursday, 13 April 2017

I am back for the final and permanent time


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Week 1 2016 update

230.6 lbs
that is 4.2 lbs
No exercise this week... it has been busy.
Let us see what next week brings... but I am happy with 4 lbs + weekly.
That can be my target and my measure of I expect:

222.6 or less on 29/05/16

206.6  lbs ...26th June

190.6 lbs ... 24th July

176 lbs   ... 21 st Aug

160.6 bs ... 18th September!  (The projections from the Dukan site are for me to reach this at the beginning of January 2017 but it is said'  "Reach for the stars, and you will at least get the moon!"

Wish me luck!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

2016 Journey to Weightloss Success!

Weight loss is a journey.
I have been exploring this for about 10 years now.

My first ever diet was weightwatchers and I was about 15 stone 10. I lost weight and plateaued at 14 stone 6. when I remember panicking at the fact that I had been successful at losing weight... Crazy?

After hitting 16 stone 6 lbs about 2 years later, I tried one of those programs Dr Dukan referred to and what I remember as industrial food diets. The promise was losing 3 stone in 100 days (remembering to drink 2 litres of water a day).
It worked! I went down to 14 stone 4lbs... the again, I panicked. I started to self-sabotage by visiting the supermarket on my way home from weigh in / counselling days. I started off with 'healthy cheats... macadamia nuts (so I wouldn’t come out of ketosis) then it progressed to protein and eventually I let in my chocolate addiction. I wasn't exercising much - they said you didn’t have to!
I kept the weight off for about 2 years then I quickly hit 16st 10 lbs.... That was when I found the Dukan diet.

I eventually got down to 14st 0 lbs then stated to cheat.... I kept at it on and off, gaining some then I let go, resumed again and got to 13st 5lbs.....PANICK!!!!

I decided to just take it in my stride, eating a balanced diet with some Dukan days but some carbohydrate days, but juicing in blocks.

But this time, I hit 17 st and a few pounds! After discovering slim noodles and rice (Holland and Barrett) and I have attained and maintained about 16 stone with the odd pound or three over. (I was 15stone 8 before Christmas, but that did not last long.

One thing I have learnt is that for me, exercise is key!

I walk for two hours in one stretch once a week but at the moment, I do not do any other exercise.
I am 52 and 2 months and this cannot continue!
Today is the beginning of the rest of my life!

I know the Dukan Diet works for me...I don’t care what others have said!

I have ordered Slim -in- 6...I will start the old Dukan attack today and do it for 4 days. , while I wait for my exercise program. I will bake and prepare today. My PV (Cruise) routine will start next Sunday.

I will weigh myself weekly and write a weekly blog.

My starting weight for today, Sunday, 8th May, 2016  is....


Saturday, 19 September 2015

Slow but sure

Weight today is 103.4 kg or 16st 4lbs or 228lbs... below 230! next target is below 225lbs!
Havent exercised but still must aim to make a routine!
Busy days with early starts and late evening are excuses!
I must find a way ...  and prioritise myself.

Monday, 10 August 2015

End of week 1 2015

weight :16st 12lbs or 236lbs or 107kg

That s a 3.6lbs loss. In Biggest Loser terms, it is  a 1.5% weight loss.

Not much for week 1 but it is a loss so I am moving in the right direction.

At a target of 160.5lbs, that is a loss of  79.1lbs or 33% weight loss.

If I can continue at the same steady pace, it will take me 21 more weeks to attain my goal (so 22 weeks in total).

It has not been smooth running at all. I went to the gym once and I am yet to bake my dukan bread etc. I have also fallen off the wagon with toast and butter binges at least twice but I am looking forward! I refuse to beat myself up over lapses, I just resolvre to make a better go of it in the future.

Wish me luck.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Hi there! I'm back! (take 1000!)

I know I must seem like a scratched record but I will get there!!!! I WILL!
When I do, It will not matter how long it took me, it will simply be that I made it.

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life.

1. Food is for nourishing my body and mind. It will not take away any unwanted emotions.
2. I will exercise to get out of my head and into my body.
3. I will love myself and appreciate all the wonderful things in my life.
(First 3 lines from a mantra promoted by Jessie Pavelka)

I am off to the gym!
Wish me luck.