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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Stepping Up

This week I have stepped up to the next level on the Cambridge plan which means I'm eating more calories a day. I have re introduced fruit to my diet (amazing what you miss) and a selection of carbohydrates are making their way back in too. A couple of months ago I would have been worried about this stage but so far it's going well. While I am not near my original weight target I am very close to my clothes size target having got into size 14 trousers, just the top to go now.
I'm planning on going up the steps over the next few weeks with a view to completing the plan by my birthday in July. I'm pretty happy where I am size wise now and can't see myself ever having a 'normal' BMI so while I'll always carry extra pounds I know I can be in control of my weight.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Post holiday weigh in!

I've been away for 2 weeks in the Scottish Highlands, I took all my Cambridge products with me and followed the plan the entire time. I found it easier than I thought I would, I'm not saying there weren't points I didn't feel like cheating. When you're used to using the phrase 'I'm on holiday, it doesn't count' it's a big change to go to 'no thanks I'm on a diet'. There was one day in particular that I really wanted cake but I didn't give in, safe to say I'm really proud of myself.
Because I weigh in on a Monday it's been 3 weeks since my last weigh in, since that weigh in I have lost another 7&1/2lb bringing my total loss to 7 stone 3&1/2lb. I'm in a new stone zone and have lost a total of 39 inches.
Next week I'm moving up to the next step on the plan and introducing more foods, I'm mostly looking forward to being able to eat fruit again. While I still have more weight to lose I feel ready to move on to the next stage and am confident I will lose more pounds and inches.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Whatever the weather

When you choose to holiday in the UK you take your chance with the weather, in the past we've had some brilliant weather while holidaying in the Scottish Highlands; this year it seems we missed the good weather.
Before leaving home we'd already planned an overnight trip to Edinburgh while we were in Scotland so we could spend the day at the zoo. Monday was a beautiful day and having arrived just after lunchtime we spent the afternoon shopping or seeing the sights, something you need longer than a few hours to do. We stayed overnight at a B&B close to the zoo and woke in the morning to rain, lot's and lot's of rain.
You have to make the best of things though, so off we went to the zoo. By the end of the day we were soaked, well exercised (it's all uphill) and a bit chilly. However we had a brilliant day, the zoo is fantastic we were able to see both pandas, the koalas woke up when we visited and despite looking like he'd had enough of the weather we even saw the lion. It is a great day out and I would highly recommend it regardless of the weather, I'm now looking forward to visiting Bristol zoo later in the year. Fingers crossed the rain stays away that day though.