It's so lovely and doesn't need to be restarted every 4 minutes like my previous one. Hence my lack of posting lately!
I just wanted to check in because it's been exactly 1 month today since I "got back on the wagon", (30th October to 30th November), and conveniently also being Weigh In Wednesday, I'm so excited to say that I've so far now lost 10.9kg! Thank you for all of the encouragement and support on IG, Snap and FB - keeping accountable on social media again is helping me so, so much, and that is in direct thanks to all of you. So please know that I'm sending a heartfelt "thank you".
A couple of people have asked me how I've done it, so I'll just give a quick recap of how I've 'run' my month.
Well, I took the magic weight loss pill:
|Take one with water|
In saying that, when I was Googling images to find that picture, I came across this, which is actually quite accurate:
That's actually really cool. Give me a sec while I Instagram that :)
So yes - just to be clear, I've never taken any pills for weight loss. But that second image is pretty much what I've been doing; except my exercise has been more like
I've been to boot camp twice this month - both times I didn't complete the session, and both times I couldn't put much effort in (injury wise) and didn't try and put much effort in (motivation wise). I've done no other exercise. I've even been parking about a (literal) 2min walk to my office door. Occasionally I have to walk to another building for meetings, which is about 700m each way, but that's really all of the incidental exercise I've gotten.
Food wise I mentioned I started the month planning to eat 1500 cals a day. That's still the case, but I've gone over so many days lately (between 1500 and 2000) and it seems to be agreeing with me, so that's awesome!
I'm too tired to do this tonight but I'd like to check MyFitnessPal to see how many I've been having on average over the month.
Either way, I've been relaxed about the cals, for the first time in my life. I just mean that I haven't beaten myself up even a little bit, if I've gone 'over'. Hence how "Miss All
Over time I'll need to reduce the amount of cals, but for now that's what I'm doing. Also please keep in mind I'm really huge right now - and while I'm not a medical professional in ANY sense of the imagination, please remember that our weight loss rate and ideal weight loss calorie intake is relative to how much we weigh (as well as a million other things). Meaning that if I was a lot smaller, I would not be losing so much.
Each Saturday I've let myself have my "Calorie Free Day" where I don't count calories, and can eat whatever I want. Allowing myself this day has been the only way to stick to something. I realised this a couple of years ago, when finally, after 18-ish years, I stopped fighting my eating disorder and started working with it.
I've been finding it a bit hard on Sundays, going back to healthier options and calorie counting, but by Monday I'm back in the swing of things.
I've eaten out a few times; not too much though. I've been out for Thai twice, Chinese/Vietnamese once, sushi once, Melbourne Cup lunch, breakfast out I think once, a friends place for a lunch party, have had a couple of work morning teas (but was strong), had a lunch date and have bought from the work cafeteria a couple of
|Yes, I ate the deep fried ice cream|
I've also had a major struggle (yes, for those who follow my Snap/IG stories or my YouTube vlogs, this is that "thing" that I extremely annoyingly keep meaning to explain. And will!)
In a way, "The Struggle That I Extremely Annoyingly Keep Meaning To Explain" has helped me to stay on track; but it's also been one of the most difficult things I've ever had to manage, and it's made this month so difficult. I promise my next blog will finally explain!
Anyway, I am falling asleep so I will sign off and chat very soon.
Love Kate xo