Thursday, October 27, 2016

My Weight Loss Journey | 12 Weeks On ♥

I've been on my weight loss journey for twelve weeks now and I have to admit, I'm so surprised that I've stuck with it for this long. I guess that when you find something that works for you it's so much easier to stick with it and see results.

On July 30th I started having protein shakes for breakfast, a simple change, but one that has had a great impact on me, not just because of the weight loss, but also for giving me some nutrition and allowing me to have a breakfast - something I always skipped before. You can read about the beginning of my weight loss journey and some of my results here.

Since July 30th I've lost 89cm/35in off my body and I've dropped two dress sizes. Some people think that buying protein powders and specialised food is too expensive to keep up, but with money saving resources such as Myprotein discount code vouchers it doesn't have to break the bank and I can honestly say that buying my protein powders isn't putting me under any financial strain at all.

I made the decision to get back into shape after my pregnancy because I felt awful about myself, I hated the way I looked and I had no self confidence at all. I didn't want to be in any pictures with my boys and clothes shopping was something I avoided and dreaded. Now that I've lost some weight I'm actually asking Jacek to take pictures of me with the boys, keen to not be missing from our photographic memories any longer and I've picked up some new clothing bits too, all in a smaller size. I can't even describe the feeling of being able to put on a smaller sized item of clothing and actually fit into it again but it's a great one!

I've also become a lot fitter since I began on this journey, I no longer get out of breath quickly and I'm easy to go running after Tyler whilst carrying Beau in his sling without feeling like I'm going to collapse!

For anyone who may be contemplating making a simple change to their diet like I did and who might be looking into having protein shakes I thought I'd share my weekly results just to show what can be achieved.

Week 1-4: -31cm
Week 5: - 16cm
Week 6: -9cm
Week 7: -8.5cm
Week 8: -13cm
Week 9: -10.5cm
Week 10: +7cm
Week 11: -8.5cm
Week 12: +1.5cm

I've had two weeks with gains in centimeters but my body is toning up and gaining muscle instead of fat so I was expecting this. I can see all the changes my body is going through thanks to my diet changes and I love seeing the results and having others compliment me on the results.

I still have a long way to go when it comes to my weight but I've made a great start and I'm determined to keep going. My goal is have lost 100cm by Christmas, so please do wish me luck!

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11 comments

  1. Good on you with your weight loss,
    My friend has found slimming world to be so helpful to her.
    I love reading different peoples weight loss journeys!

    Keep on going girl <3
    Good luck to you x

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  2. You go girl! A great idea to use cms as weight can be so misleading.

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  3. I've been meaning to lose weight for ages now and you've just inspired me. Perhaps, I'll start in the New Year? ;)

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  4. This is amazing, you have done so well so far. Good luck with you goals for the future x

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  5. Well done on such a fab achievement! That's ace Fi!
    I'm on the Cambridge diet, but I must admit, it is hard going! x

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  6. Oh wow, you are doing great Fiona!! I really need to start trying to lose a little weight but everyone always buys me cake as they know how much I love cake..

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  7. Well done! Great achievements!

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  8. You are doing amazing! well done. I really need to get back on track with losing weight xx

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  9. That is amazing progress, well done. The weight has been slowly creeping up on me since the summer and I need to do something about it and fast

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  10. WOW! This progress is amazing!! I am so so impressed. Hats off to you. Glad to know the protein shakes are doing the trick. I never used to really eat breakfast, but now it's my favourite start to the day. Especially as sometimes I don't seem to have the time for lunch.

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  11. I this is amazing progress and you should be so very proud of yourself x

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Fiona
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