I have a pretty good excuse for not updating the blog for a week and thankfully it’s NOT that I’ve given up on the diet completely! Unfortunately the place that we stayed in for the conference I attended in Santa Barbra didn’t have any wifi/internet so the only way I could get online was either on my phone (which was pretty slow) or in the conference venue itself (where I was busy with meetings).
So I will level with you – week 2 was pretty damn hard work. Drinking 4 shakes a day can be pretty boring and it turns out that despite liking some of the evening meals to start with in week 1, my taste buds have clearly changed as I now am not a fan at all. The bars (which you’re allowed two of a day) on the other hand are very nice but I didn’t have enough for my entire trip.
I think the most difficult part for me was sitting at an awards do and having a large steak (which looked amazing) plonked in front of me! But I persisted and despite a bit of a blip on my last day (where I had a salad) I kept to the Lighter Life plan against all odds! I was helped a lot by a colleague who I asked to hit me in the “private area” if he saw that I was eating stuff I should not – without him there I may well have strayed..
Because of the dislike to the evening meals and soup I also went to see my group leader today, exactly one week after my last weigh in and the good news is that despite being around many temptations in the US I managed to lose another 8lb, bringing the total so far to 21lb – exactly 1 and a half stone! Obviously I was pretty happy with this – with my second week only “officially” ending on Tuesday.
This means that I can update my target list and tick target one off the list and all going well should be able to do the same for target 2 either on Tuesday or next week.
Target 1 – Lose 14lb (1 stone) – Reward – Destiny for Xbox One – DONE
Target 2 – Lose 25lb
Target 3 – Lose 35lb
Target 4 – Lose 50lb
Target 5 – Lose 70lb
Target 6 – Lose 85lb
Target 7 – Lose 100lb
Target 8 – Loose 110lb
FINAL GOAL – Lose 115lb (8st 2lb) – Reward – Wedding Ring
PROGRESS: 21lb gone – 94lb to go (18.26% gone)
I’m quite looking forward to getting back in a proper routine again this week – which I think will end up being 2 bars and 2 shakes a day but do have another challenge with two days at HQ around mid-week. I’m also going to attempt to get up a little earlier a couple of times this week for a swim.
One slight negative is that I don’t really feel like I’ve lost any weight yet – I have not really noticed it but think it will take me to hit around a 3st loss before this starts to happen so hopefully it’s only a few weeks away my current trousers being too big!