I am now 3 weeks into my weight loss journey. My main goal wasn’t really to eat healthier but to eat less. Like the saying goes “everything in moderation”. I planned to cut my portions by half and stick to eating 1,000 calories a day. A big thing for me to cut was the biscuits.
During the first week I experienced terrible headaches, a migraine and the general feeling of hunger was quite overwhelming but somehow I managed to stick to it. I switched white bread to whole meal, eaten more fruit than I have my whole life and drank more water. Drinking more really helped with the hunger and by the end of week two I felt good. I found I didn’t want to eat big meals because I just couldn’t manage it. I was full.
But now I’m to the end of week 3, I’m struggling. I’m not sure what’s changed and am hoping it’s a short lived blip but I’ve started snacking on biscuits again and eating bigger meals. I’ve lost my motivation which is probably because all my effort isn’t seeing a weight loss. I started at 44.9kg and am now 44kg. Not what I was hoping for at all. Although I think that could be due to the fact I’m due on my monthlies at any time.
I need to up my fitness and make sure that I do proper toning exercises each day, twice a day if I have to. I need motivation though. A visual booster to get me working hard for what I so desperately want, a fitter looking body. So here after being inspired by Pinterest I wanted to share my latest weight loss aid.
These are two empty, washed, Doritos dip (see my point of needing motivation) jars. I’ve filled one jar with skittles (thankfully I don’t like skittles so this isn’t a temptation at all) but you could use gem stones or beads. Each skittle represents one pound that I want to lose. My goal is 15lbs. The other is empty. The idea is that every pound I lose, I plop a skittle from one jar to the other. I’ve already started looking at it more and feeling much more positive.
At the beginning of 4 weeks I want to measure my body and keep a record of inches lost because I remember when on my Juice Plus diet I was losing amazing numbers around my waist but nothing from the scales. I also need to drink even more than I have been and make sure those biscuits stay in the biscuit tin.
Do you have a great tip for losing weight and flattening your tummy?