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As you all know, I became a Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant back in October 2018. I love it! I love helping people on their weight loss journey. But, I have to admit… my own weight loss journey started to suffer. I did OK until Christmas and then really struggled for the first few weeks of January.
So I decided it was time to do something about it
I needed to focus on my own weight loss again, so I needed something to aim for. Dieting is hard. Dieting without a goal to focus on is even harder. On January 20th, I realised there were 60 days until my birthday. I’ll be 35. I’m already going grey (I’ve got an appointment at the hairdressers to fix that tomorrow…) and the sleepless nights are giving my eye bags, eye bags. I refuse to be 35 and fat. I’m just not going to do it.
I challenged myself to lose 2st in 60 days
I’ll still have a way to go after 2st, but it feels like a decent chunk of weight going in the right direction! And, with The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, it’s an achievable goal. A definite challenge, sure, but not impossible. And imagine how great I’ll feel, if I pull it off!
Am I Mad?
Probably. It seemed like a good idea at the time. 2st in 60 days? Why not?! Three weeks in… I’m feeling a little bit less confident. Let’s say, very quietly optimistic. I think I can do it, but it’s going to be hard work. And I’ve told the whole world (well, my little corner of the internet) about it, which just piles the pressure on!
The first week was easy. I’d been messing around – gaining, losing, maintaining the same few pounds – for about a month, and it felt good to get back on track and be really strict with myself. I was confident that my goal of 2st before my birthday was achievable and I was rewarded with a 6lb loss at the end of the week! Losing almost a quarter of my mini goal in one week made me even more confident that I can do this! Obviously, I won’t lose 6lb every week, but it did give me a bit of a headstart.
I went into week two feeling positive and motivated. Having a big loss in week one took a bit of the pressure off, too, although not enough to let me slack off. At the end of week two, I’d lost another 3lb! 9lb in 2 weeks is pretty good going, even if I do say so myself. So, with 46 days of my 2st in 60 days challenge left, I had 19lb (1st 5lb) left to lose. Which meant I needed to lose about 3lb every week to hit my target. Definitely doable.
Ah… famous last words. Week three has been tough. All I’ve wanted to do is eat. I’ve been daydreaming about chocolate and pizza and icecream… Basically, I hit the week three wall. This is a definite thing. My motivation started to dip and I was craving food that I absolutely could not give in to eating, even though I wasn’t hungry. Turns out I needed to pay more attention to the calendar, because my period was due and I hadn’t realised… no wonder I was craving fatty and sugary foods! As if that wasn’t enough, I’ve been bloated for most of the last week (another hint that Aunt Flo was on her way), and I’ve been so emotionally up and down. I lost 2lb this week. It’s not that I’m disappointed, but it does mean that my average weight loss between now and my birthday needs to be about 3.5lb in order to hit my 2st target. Since I weigh in on Mondays, I will have an extra few days in the last week, because my birthday falls on a Thursday, but it still feels like my target is getting harder to achieve!
So I need to up my game
This week, I need to do everything I can to close the gap between where I am now, and my goal, if I want to lose 2st in 60 days.
I’m going to increase my water intake. I’m constantly telling my clients that they need to drink, drink, drink and then drink some more. But it’s definitely a “do as I say, not as I do” situation, because it’s something I really struggle with myself. I usually feel like I’ve done a really good job if I manage 2 litres a day, which really isn’t enough water! So I’m going to be aiming for 3 litres a day this week.
I’m going to exercise more! Now… I hate exercise. I really do. So, when I exercise, it has to be something that doesn’t feel like exercise. This week, I’m going to dance with the twins every day. Just around the living room. They love it, I love it, so I’m just going to do that more.
And I’m doing TDR this week! TDR (Total Diet Replacement) is The 1:1 Diet’s lowest calorie step. Last time I did TDR, I did two full weeks and lost 5lb both weeks! If I can manage even close to that this week, I’ll feel better about my chances of actually achieving my 2st goal before my birthday.
Wish me luck!