Saturday, 29 July 2017

WEEK 2 // Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Journey

Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a really good weekend so far. I've decided that I'm going to do 4 of these 'journey' posts and then sort of keep you updated a tiny bit as I go further than that, as it can start to get a little bit mundane. 


Like before I'm going to add my disclaimers just so you're all aware of what my intentions are and hopefully you'll see this post in a positive and informative way. I want to say that this is my personal journey and if you don't agree with losing weight by calorie counting or anything like that then this post probably isn't going to be your cup of tea, which is absolutely fine, I'm just pre warning you. 

Secondly, this is to do with building my own body confidence, i'm well aware, as everyone should be, that losing weight doesn't equate to happiness however for me personally, this is one of the only aspects of my life which I know I can make a positive change in. 

Hopefully there's some people out there who can relate to this, if you do please let me know in the comments and if you don't relate to this then I'm sorry, but please keep any negativity to yourself. Constructive criticism is very welcome but please don't do it in a nasty way.


Start Weight: 11 stone 3 lbs

Current Weight: 10 stone 13 lbs

Weight Lost This Week: 1.4 lbs

Total weight lost: 4 lbs


So I've been sticking to 1500 calories, as I don't do any exercise apart from some walking I feel like this is the right amount for me to be losing weight at. I'm not under-eating and I'm not over-eating like before so this is a good amount for me personally.

I've been tracking using the My Fitness Pal app which is so handy and helpful. Keeping track of what I'm eating is definitely good as then I can see what i'm doing right or what I'm doing wrong and go from there. 

Typical Breakfast: 30g of cereal with semi skimmed milk (approx 165 calories)

Typical Lunch: White rice with <10% fat minced beef and 4 tbsp of soy sauce (approx 345 calories) 

Typical Dinner: Quorn southern fried chicken burger, 80g of pasta and 70g of creamy tomato sauce (approx 525 calories) 

Typical Snacks: Tomatoes and the bubbles of joy chocolate mousses (approx 130 calories) 


Honestly this week has been a bit of a struggle. At the beginning of the week I was doing great, however Thursday and Friday I was feeling so hungry all the time and craving all sorts of 'bad' food. Obviously I know all food is good, and if i'm craving something I should eat it. But, my main problem is that I don't really have self control at all so one bag of crisps would turn into 20. I'm not kidding, I could easily devour 20 bags of crisps.

I also made the mistake of buying my cheat day treats early, so I have been picking at that a little bit and not tracking it, oops. 

I need to try to drink more water as that's something which I haven't been focused on this week and that definitely helps with my hunger levels. 

I'm so happy that I'm actually on the right track to losing weight and living a healthier life in terms of my diet. 4 lbs is equivalent to around 2 pineapples, how crazy is that?!

My cheat 'meal' this week is .... Wilko's Pick 'n Mix (half price at the minute too!) I'm so excited as I have a huge sweet tooth so I can't wait to have my sweet treats!

I hope you all have a wonderful week, let me know if you've had any struggles you've overcome this week or if you've made any positive changes recently. 


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