Week 8 – 6 1/4 lbs Loss – 21 lbs So Far
After the little gain last week over the Christmas & New year period I was determined to have a great loss this week and I have totally rocked it (sorry to be big headed). This is my biggest weekly loss so far on the Cambridge Weight Plan and I have lost nearly 2 stones now which is a fantastic personal achievement for me. Still a long way to go but a big milestone reached. I made sure last week after my weigh in all the festive foods were thrown away as I didn’t need the temptations lying around the house, it was time to get back on track 100% with no distractions.
What Did I Change?
My consultant and I agreed I would drop to the Sole Source + step of the plan which meant 3 packs a day, no milk allowance, no breakfast food and a small protein dinner in the evening (no carbohydrates either in my meal) dropping my calories down from 1000 per day to 600-650 per day. Not forgetting the 4 pints of water you have to consume each day.
I was losing good numbers on Step 3 but my BMI is now at a level where I can drop the calories down to a lower plan so I can begin to lose some bigger numbers each week and shift the weight off quicker but in a safe way.
I was now on 3 packs a day so I would have Apple & Cinnamon Porridge for breakfast (about 10am) and since I love cinnamon I have been sprinkling Schwartz Ground Cinnamon over my porridge to give it a bit more flavour. Lunch (1pm) was a soup or bar and then around 4pm I would have my 3rd pack which was a shake. In the evening between 6 & 7pm I then had my protein dinner so spacing the food throughout the day meant I wasn’t hungry and craving for sweet things.
I was also back at work and back in a routine which helps me keep focused as I struggle on weekends. I don’t cheat but weekends are tough for me.
How Do I Feel After Losing 21lbs?
The best feeling in the world is being rewarded for your efforts and this week I can now fit into two other pairs of jeans which I couldn’t fit in before which really helps to keep going and although the Cambridge diet is hard you can achieve great result if you stick with it.
I can really feel the weight coming off now and even walking up a few steps my feet feel that little less pressured. My clothes feel so much more comfortable and I am starting to think about what sort of clothes I want to be able to wear (but never could) being a big big possibility. I feel more comfortable sitting at my desk at work as a lot of the weight has come off my tummy and the muffin top is getting a lot smaller I also feel like I can really do this and seeing the results just makes me keep me going and thinking of my wedding in September and how I will look.
No pain no gain, believe me the results are worth it.