Weigh, Lose or Stay #24

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Week Twenty Three

As planned, I have had two weeks off and got back onto the diet yesterday. Some days last week I did well and calorie counted, but as the week seemed to draw to a close I got naughtier with my treats. I set myself the goal of exercising once if not twice and totally failed. I have been so busy it has been hard to manage it, and then yesterday and over the weekend I haven’t been feeling that great – I have had a headachy type virus. All excuses I know, I am hoping towards the end of the week I will manage some more exercise and get myself back fully into the zone. But I am back on the diet and feeling positive about it so that’s a good thing.

So time to face the scales. I am on a meal replacement diet, so I know if you go from eating nothing to eating well quite a lot you usually have an immediate gain of 3/4 lbs. I was prepared for that as I didn’t introduce food slowly as the programme recommends. But two weeks off and I have gained 6.25lbs. I was hoping for less, but in comparison to the two weeks off I had for my holiday (when I gained a shocking 10) this isn’t too bad. Am I disappointed with that gain? Totally. But, I also know if I am strict on this diet I can loose it in a week, so here goes.

I knew before I even got my tape measure out that my tummy was going to have got bigger, I actually feel a quite bloated. I blame all the carbs. But I was surprised how much overall they have gone up (+13cm). I think it has been a good lesson for me on healthy eating and how I still have some things to work on in terms of portion control, when I am off plan and of course moving to simply healthy eating when I get to goal. It is a learning curve after all. I am trying to be positive about this, but I have had some low points getting annoyed with myself, but I really do believe there is no point on dwelling. Here’s to a much better week next week.

How have you done?


Diet following: Cambridge Weight Plan (read more here)

Weight lost this week: +6.25lbs

Number of weeks on the diet: 20 (with a few odd weeks off)

Weight loss in total: -24.5lbs / 11.1kg


This week:

Bust: +3cm

Waist: +5cm

Hips: 0cm

Arms:  +2cm

Legs: +3cm

Total loss this week: =13cm

Total lost so far: -35cm


My goals are:

  1. Back on plan and back into the zone.
  2. Get to three stone – and treat myself to a new pair of jeans.
  3. Then goal weight by Christmas.
  4. My non scales goal is to get my wedding rings and eternity ring all on one finger. I’ve got two of them on, I just need to fit the third.

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This is a feature that everyone can join in with (including my own clients!). Not every body is on a diet, but they do like to keep an eye on their weight for maintenance purposes. So this is a weekly weigh-in whether you want to lose weight or stay the same.

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6 thoughts on “Weigh, Lose or Stay #24”

  1. I’m sorry to hear you’ve not been feeling well, I hope you’re better now!
    It is surprising how quickly you gain weight just having a break, good to hear you aren’t dwelling on it and are straight back on plan. Good luck this week!

    • I am feeling better thanks Leanne 🙂 It is indeed amazing how quickly we can gain and how hard it is too lose, but trying to be positive this week 🙂

  2. Oh Laura! It’s hard losing weight but it’s one of those things we have to keep going with. I have been naughty and had lots of chocolate… it’s like when I decide to take a break I eat all the nice things I cant have and then go overboard! Luckily I’m still the same weight and just not going up or down. Good luck this week. 🙂

    Angela x

    • Thank you Angela and well done to you for staying the same. It’s a constant struggle and I need to reshift my mind and remember there is no quick fix and this is forever now.


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