Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Weigh-In Wednesday - My Weightloss Journey with XLS-Medical Week #1 ♥

 Anyone who knows me personally will know just how much my weight gets me down. After I had my son my weight just got out of hand and the numbers on the scales kept climbing up and up, even when I wasn't eating much throughout the day. Sometimes I would only find the time to have one meal and a snack throughout the daybut still my weight kept climbing. I hate my body. There, I said it. It seems like nothing I do shifts the weight - exercise, healthy eating, even special diets don't keep the weight off. All of these things for me have worked in the short-term but have not resulted in long term or maintained weight loss. When I was approached to trial XLS-Medical's 12 week Direct Fat Binder programme I decided to give weight loss another go and use every morsel of effort I can muster up to at least try and make myself feel better about my appearance and myself in general. I need my confidence back, I need to feel like my old self again.

I have now been taking XLS-Medical Direct Fat Binder for one week. The Direct Fat Binder can help you lose up to three times more weight versus dieting alone and I like the sounds of those odds. I take a sachet of the directly into my mouth after a meal three times a day and taking them doesn't bother me. The sachets have the appearance of a sugar sachet and are very discrete, I have the berry flavour and it doesn't leave a horrible after taste in my mouth, it's quite pleasant actually and I like the texture of it. I don't know if it's down to the change of foods or taking the Fat Binder or both but I feel as though I have tons more energy. I'm able to get so much stuff done throughout the day and still find the energy to go for a brisk walk up and down the hills of my town pushing my son in his buggy and actually having the energy to do all these things is such a big deal for me.

Along with taking these sachets I have also stepped up my exercise regime. I have been brisk walking up and down hills pushing my son in his buggy for distances between 4k and 5k everyday. I aim to do this 5-7 times a week and actually enjoy getting the fresh air and feeling as though I have pushed myself. I've even been getting the urge to run and that's something I haven't done in a long time! I have also been keeping a food diary and have consulted with a dietician. This was a big help for me as I was able to pinpoint what my flaws are when it comes to my eating habits and what I can do to improve them. I have been eating a lot of high protein foods such as eggs, beans and lean meat and I'm actually enjoying my new, clean eating meals. To help me keep on top of my healthy eating and exercise goals I've been using two fantastic apps - My Fitness Pal, which helps me track my calorie intake daily and My Tracks which helps me keep on top of my speed, my route and how many calories I'm burning whilst exercising. I highly recommend these two apps to anyone who's beginning a new weight loss journey like myself.

As for weight loss this week, I'm delighted to report that I've lost 2lbs! I'm delighted that all my hard work combined with taking the XLS-Medical Direct Fat Binder is paying off for me! I've also lost 5cms off my body too so I'm toning up and losing weight, it's amazing and I can't wait to see the results after my 12 week programme has ended. If I lost 2lbs every week I'll have lost almost 2 stone in weight by the end of my programme, I would love to achieve that amount of weight loss so much and am determined to work for it.

Hopefully next week I can report some more good news to you all with more weight and centimeters lost. Wish me luck! You can read more about XLS-Medical Direct Fat Binder and the other fantastic products they have to offer on the XLS-medical website.
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28 comments

  1. Interesting product! I'm glad it's helping keep you on track. Congratulations on the weight loss!

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  2. Congrats on the loss! I've been hearing so much about this product recently, I might just have to try it for myself <3

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  3. Congratulations on sticking to your goals + getting one step closer to your dream life!

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  4. Weight loss can seriously be so difficult! that's awesome that you've already lost weight! Good luck and I hope you get the results you are looking for! (:

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  5. Hey! In case you're interested in linking up, my best friend and I run a weight loss wednesday post every week. Feel free to join.
    www.twicethemum.com

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  6. I've never heard of this. Happy it's working for you! I totally feel your pain. Before I got pregnant I was in a constant struggle with my weight.

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  7. Hi Fiona, I recently found your blog and loved it so have been reading your archives....there are some posts about the isolation experienced by new and stay at home mums which really resonated with me. I run a parent and toddler group in Lismore if you were looking for a group to join...it's about an hours drive so I'm sure there are loads closer to home but I'd love to meet you guys! It's brilliant to have a little network of mamas to hang out with! Hugs, Rachael x

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  8. Congratulations on the 2lbs! Getting the urge to run is also a good sign! I'm hoping mine will come back too. I've been so unmotivated to work out lately!

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  9. Congrats on the loss! Careful though, I have tried products that make you lose weight but as soon as you go off them, it comes right back.
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

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  10. Good for you for keeping yourself on track! It sounds like you are making great progress already :)

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  11. I am really interested on how it works for me as I desperately am looking for something to help me lose the 20 pounds I need to lose!

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  12. I'm glad this is working out for you!

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  13. Congrats on the loss! I have never heard of this product before.

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  14. congrats fiona! and best wishes!!

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  15. I feel the same way about weight loss. It's SO hard for me. And I'm still not back to my post baby weight (21 months later) I'll be following along, keep it up, it will pay off! :)

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  16. That's a great start. I have a really hard time losing weight as well and haven't seen below my PP weight for a long time. :( Best of luck on your journey!

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  17. This is my first time ever hearing of this product! I can't wait to hear about how much weight you lose next week!

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  18. Congrats! I've never heard of this product before, I'll have to check it out! Best of luck!

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  19. Weightloss has been huge in my office recently as my boss just lost three stone and looks incredible. She's one of those people that was naturally really skinny in her 20'3 and 30's then put on a bit of weight after and she constantly talks about cake. This makes me crave and I eat the cake. So bad.

    I need to get back into it!

    Katie <3

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  20. Congrats on your weightless - I'll have to check this out! I'm on a mission to shed some lbs too!

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  21. I so understand your weight dilemma so I empathize with you and you totally have to do what is right for you. You're doing the right thing by exercising and eating right. I also urge you (like it seems you're already doing) to notice the difference in not just your physical appearance but also your mental state, your energy levels, your emotional levels. A lot of times we think we can only attribute successful weight loss to seeing the scales go down and never notice the other great changes our bodies are taking on. Best of luck in your journey!

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  22. Have you seen your Dr? I get imbalances in my thyroid that cause me to gain and lose weight rapidly. I will start losing toning then the next thing I know I'm down 6-8 pounds, which doesn't sound like much but I'm 5'5 under 120. It's something to look into! Hormones can really bite sometimes!

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  23. Congratulations on your weight loss :) I'm working on mine too - tough some days but we'll get there!

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  24. You are doing so good on your weight loss journey! Keep up the great work. :)

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  25. Interesting product. Congratulations on your progress so far.

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  26. It sounds like you are doing everything right to lose weight and get healthy! The exercise is such an important component! Great work :-)

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  27. Congrats on the weight loss. Sounds like you've found something to keep you on track!

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  28. Congrats on the weight loss heard quite a bit about xls medical.

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