Okay, so hopefully we are getting back on track – both me and DH had a 800g loss this week yay! So I still have at least 10kg or so to go until my goal and DH another 5kg…
We were pretty strict last week, but still indulged in a block or two of dark chocolate despite saying we would ban all treats… Our organic shop around the corner sells raw chocolate – 20g blocks with a little buckwheat, honey and a few raisins in it which is DIVINE…so we did have that twice sigh…oh well, as long as we are still losing, I don’t mind if it is slow.
We are back on the bike! Yes, from today we will be cycling daily in the mornings – hopefully this will kickstart faster fat burning – time will tell.
In the meantime, I just have to make that berry pud this week as my sister is visiting and it will be our monthly treat – so will still post recipe here soon…salivating just thinking about it.
Cheating: Okay time to confess. I have cheated to have a slice of Woolies Cafe cheesecake a few weeks ago. It is my best and mostly made from cream and cream cheese right? So as far as cheats go, not too bad. I would like to be able to have this now and then once I am at my maintained weight. DH has a samoosa. So not too bad so far. It must be said however, that poor eating habbits are like a very slippery slope…as soon as you feel imbued with a false sense of confidence around your weight loss (in that you start to believe it is a permanent state that will not be affected by what you eat)…S.T.O.P and T.H.I.N.K. You WILL GET FAT AGAIN IF YOU START TO EAT UNCONTROLLABLY. That is just a fact.
As mentioned, the one great thing about eating LCHF is that you really dont feel deprived. So it is sustainable. And I think, there can be small deviations in time, in that you can probably manage the odd sugar treat now and then in the form of a slice of cake etc…just not every day!!!
In the meantime, I am enjoying the feeling of being lighter and being able to fit into clothes I haven’t worn for ages…as we head towards our goals, the new focus will be on firming up and dealing with flabby skin and getting fit!
Okay. Seriously…we are on a go slow weight loss wise. Last week, I lost a massive 100g and this week a mere 200g. If I carry on at this pace it will take me 35 weeks to reach my goal as I still have at least 7kg – 12kg to go or thereabouts.
Oh noooo, I hope this doesn’t mean I have plateued. Or do I just carry on as we have been doing and allow our bodies to settle where they want to be? That was always my grand plan – to eat LCHF and to allow my body to settle into the shape it would be eating this way forever. So either, I take action, do a fat fast or cut down on dairy and nuts and of course all the lekker treats I have been baking…ahem hmmmmm. Or, we carry on and don’t worry about the pace of the loss and see where it takes us…
On the excercise front – I haven’t been cycling due to the flu we have been battling. But now that I am well, there really is no excuse – perhaps this will kick-start some more loss. I have quite a wobbly thing going on on my ass and thighs – hopefully toning will sort this out. I also still have generous amounts of fat on my hips and bottom to shift – and I want to see it leaving at some stage…mmm ponder ponder.
Of course, these baked goodies I have been trying are not really allowed in a weight loss phase really – so yes while I have already indicated cutting them out, perhaps this should be a starting point. I think I will cut out ALL treats, dark choc etc for a week and see what happens…
Boo hoo and there I was thinking my chocolate cake testing endeavours could continue unabated lol. Not.
So between me, my DH and my sister…we have lost a total of 53kg! That is the equivelant of 106 blocks of butter! I like to think of it as butter as that is sort of what I think fat would look like…eeeeewwwweee. Even though butter is good fat on LCHF lol.
I also realised that I haven’t done my measurements yet for June…so will do them again in July to see how the cm’s are looking. But I am down 2 pants sizes which is great. There is still a lot of flab, loose tummy skin, cellulite to deal with and when I look at myself naked in the mirror, there is a lot of excess fat still to lose on my body! It is actually quite amazing how much I can actually store lol.
We all feel so much better, lighter, leaner and more healthy – just loving the results of our caveman eating ;).
We made a most delicious treat on Saturday and I give full credit to a fellow LCHF’er – BERRY ALMOND PUDDING… OMG it is heaven served with double thick cream…
Will have to post the recipe soon!