Sixteen Weeks In…

We were back at the dietitian this morning and I was VERY disappointed that I lost only 700g in the last month…
Granted, we road tripped to KZN for a friends’ wedding, and moving house really threw a spanner in the works when it came to planning our meals as we didn’t do a proper grocery shop before the move, but I didn’t think it would be that little.
I’ve lost a total of 6.2kg since we started our big adventure, and according the the dietitian’s larny scale I have not lost any muscle weight so my loss is all fat. Because I lost momentum in the last month my average loss per week is down to just under 400g, but I need it to be a lot more to continue to feel motivated… I can see the loss when I look in the mirror, and I can feel it in my clothes, but I’m not seeing enough to keep going. Does that make sense?

My Glugster’s loss also continues, and he’s doing so well! He also slowed down his loss in the last month with a week long hunting trip over and above our trip to KZN.

So we know where we went wrong, and why, the aim is now to get back on track.

And to exercise more. One good thing is that I’m going to be walking more and more as our guide-dog-puppy Lennox’s walks get longer and longer, and that is certainly going to make a difference.

Ooh, what I have started doing for me that seems to be helping is packing a lunchbox for myself when I pack one for my Glugster for work (except for the last couple of weeks with the move and so on). Now, instead of going to the pantry or the fridge to look for my lunch or a snack and finding EVERYthing there is, I go to my lunchbox and there is only what I have planned for me.
See, before I started packing a lunchbox, I was trying the whole planning-my-meals-for-the-day thing. It was all good and well, but when I actually went to get my planned meal or snack and found all the other stuff in the pantry, my planning fell to pieces. Now my options are limited to my lunchbox!
Oh, and just so you know, the food diary that I blogged about in May lasted less than two weeks…

Uh huh.

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4 Responses to Sixteen Weeks In…

  1. awesome~

    that’s nothing to sneeze about 🙂

    I eat best at work until 5 because I pack everything – breakfast, snacks, lunch, snack and my water bottle. It does go to pot a bit when I get home though…
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  2. blackhuff says:

    Angel, life happens and that’s why you two might not have lost so much in the last month. But focus on now, you two will lose again.
    The lunchbox thing sure does work. I do it.
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  3. Tam says:

    You have lost a tub of margarine plus one of those big party bags of chips. Or, nearly a fully kilo of rice or flour. Now go into the cupboard and pick up that bag of rice or flour. 700g is quite a bit.
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  4. Laura says:

    That lunchbox idea is INSPIRED! I may do it too – my biggest problem is eating during the morning.

    You are doing so well Angel 🙂 Forget the bad patch – focus on now!!