Week 10 Loss 1 1/4lbs – Ok So What The Heck Went Wrong There?

face palm momentOK that went well……NOT!……..so have you ever had one of those face palm moments and left wondering how dumb you could have been???? yep OK this was one of mine :-) I laugh about it now but last night I was so cross with myself for being so stupid.

No I did not cheat as many of you may have thought when reading the opening paragraph, hand on heart no cheating so why such a small loss this week I hear you ask? ……..Here is why…..

OK so I switched from step 2 to Sole Source last week as my BMI was finally under 40 and I could start the lowest plan so no food just 3 CWP per day (which I wanted to start on but couldn’t) and thought OK now I am going to start losing loads more each week woohoo, as if nearly 26 lbs in 9 weeks wasn’t enough to be proud of. It is and I should be but I am a very impatient person :-)

When I popped on the scales last night and it read 1 1/4lbs loss I think a few, well I know, swaer words left my lips as I stepped down very disappointed at the effort I had put in for such a rubbish result. I think I said “well thats @hit” immediately sitting myself down in a bit of a grump, as you do.

My Cambridge consultant then asked me to walk me through what I had been doing that week…..

I explained that I had been having my porridge at about 10am, then a vegetable flavouring (like a soup) about 1pm and then when I got home a shake and then about 8pm another shake, so 3 CWP packs a day. She interrupted me to say OK so you have been starving your body from 10am in the morning until 6pm at night on 1 CWP which is about 150 calories????

I replied erm well yes I was using the flavouring as a soup substitute as I didn’t realise till I got home last week that I had bought mostly shakes and no soups Duh! I honestly didn’t think it mattered. OK but the flavouring is not a CWP substitute, she replied,you must have the packs at regular intervals during the day, your body is going into starvation mode and retaining not losing hence the reason your loss is low this week.

tired catIt was at that point I’m thinking erm best not tell her I have missed 3 packs somewhere during the week as I have 3 spare otherwise I’ll get another lecture lol but my other half dropped me in it on that one anyway, thanks babe :-/ and to add I had a dizzy spell and had a day off work holiday on Wednesday as I felt so tired and wiped out :-/ although I didn’t quite look like this boy to the left but I felt like it :-)

The thing is this was a genuine mistake and I had no idea that what I was doing was hindering my loss this week but I am so grateful to my consultant for taking the time (as she does every week) to find out how I am doing and advise me accordingly. I get a half hour one to one consultation/weigh in once a week and without it I would have made more mistakes and probably have made myself ill carrying on the way I had this week.

So the moral of the story, don’t be a dumb @ss!! but remember everyone’s body is different so speak to your consultant there is usually an explanation if you know it isn’t because you stuffed your face and cheated – that is what they are there for!!

So what is your #cambridgedietfacepalmmoment I can’t be the only dumb @ss can I?


About Karen

Currently following Slimming World this blog is about my personal diet journey for long term changes and so i can look fabulous on my wedding day. You will find reviews of diet products, lots of tasty recipes and diet tips to help and inspire others on their diet journeys.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Helena Dar says:

    You can do it!!! 😀

  2. thanks i wrote this post to refocus myself and remind myself why I am doing it seems to have worked well :-)

  3. peggy says:

    Hi Karen, i saw you on pinterest. I’m folowing the Cambridge diet plan in the Netherlands. And after 155 days and losing 90 pounds, i’m now starting the stabilisation fase of the diet. All I can say is hang in there. My Weight loss was more like a stairway line than a straight line downwards. one week I would lose hardly any weight and the next week I lost 5-6,5 pounds! But after 5 months I lost 90 punds and I would never thought that was possible when I started the diet.
    So hang on!

  4. hi there thank you for commenting and sharing and putting me a bit at ease too im 3 months in so hoping to get to 84lbs loss in the next 3 months and where I want to be, hope the maintenance is going well, I seriously cant wait to be rid of the weight and be bale to wear what i want and go in any shop I want :-)


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