Thursday, 7 March 2013

Slim by Summer challenge progress

I’m sat here cradling a SlimmingWorld magazine and a sneaky packet of Rowntree’s Randoms. I don't cut sweet stuff completely out of my diet, but try to choose them in moderation. For around 2 weeks now I've been being sensible about eating - avoiding the chip shop and getting more fruit, while eating around 1200-1300 cals a day (never lower!). So far I've lost 5.3 pounds which I never thought I'd achieve in this time! My stats(in pounds):

Starting weight: 147+
Current weight: 141
Goal weight: 120+

I started putting on a lot more weight going through a few bad anxiety patches. I comfort ate a lot to calm myself and couldn't go out to burn it off, so I was at the heaviest I'd ever been, at one point nearly 11 stone. 
Not wanting to get myself any further stuck in a rut I joined up to MyFitnessPal and began challenging myself. I ate a (much) reduced version of my previous diet, but skipping junk out and adding more fruit+veg+protein in - it also really helped to record everything I'd been eating. I don't recommend eating less than 1200 at all! Not only will you put more weight on afterwards but it'll make you feel miserable, hence you're more likely to give in. 
Thanks for reading - I'm so sorry for not posting in a while! x

Have you got a summer challenge?


  1. I've lost 4 stone 9, I would eat a pack of cookies a day, chips, takeaway the lot. I now feel so much better about myself, how tall are you? As I don't think 141 is big at all lol xx

  2. Good luck, you can do this! :)

    xx MJ

  3. It's great you're keeping track like this. When I'm on a healthy / fitness kick I find motivational twitter / instagram accounts are so helpful. Seeing some of the transformations and motivational quotes always gives me a good kick up the arse. Good luck btw and you're totally allowed sweets occasionally, you'd go completely insane if you weren't allowed the odd treat now and then.

  4. This is a great way of keeping track of it. This was a very inspiring post.
    Thank you so much.

    Maybe you can check out my blog and perhaps follow if you like it. would mean a lot to me.


  5. Well done!

    I'm on a diet too! On a slightly more drastic one though - SlimFast because I need to shift quite a bit! But I've lost 8lbs so far and I'm so happy! Keep it up!

  6. I've been trying to lose weight as well! I feel bad that I've gained so much weight especially when I look back to my high school years…

    I downloaded MyFitnessPal for my phone as well and now I'm hooked (I think I've been logging for 15 days now? So proud of myself)!! I'm especially obsessed with checking the amount of nutrients that I'm getting, haha, it's definitely something that deters me from picking a certain food over another :)

    Yay, good luck to both of us though! I would really like to get back in shape, haha!