I love these Renrags.ca blog post places- Sharing my weight loss story.
So I will start off saying that my weight was 182lbs. I am 5’7″ and I carry my weight well but, I could feel my clothing getting way too small and my cheap side didn’t want to purchase new clothing. I also felt tired all the time, didn’t want to do anything. So, I decided in July 2020 enough was enough.
1st attempt was on meal replacement shakes and walking about 4km a day. This was not working for me- I looked at the shakes and they were pure sugar- I was also drinking a lot of wine. I knew deep down I had to give it up to move forward with my weight loss. Come September 2020 I was 182lbs and feeling terrible.
At that time I decided to join ideal protein. This is a great program and it is expensive. I kept with it for about a month and a half and lost 12lbs pretty quickly- no cheating, no wine, no sugar, no bread. But, I knew this wasn’t a long time thing I could do. The meals were making my skin break out and I had hated the taste of what I was eating. I decided to make my own plan. I changed to eating this every day:
Breakfast- bullet proof coffee (or my spin on it)- which is coffee, table spoon of salt free butter, table spoon of coconut oil and 10% cream 2 tablespoons. I blend it all together and that is my breakfast. Normally consume around 8:30am after the kids get on the bus.
11:00am(ish)- I am getting hungry so I grab a tea or a glass of water or both- no limits to myself on these.
12:30(ish) lunch- raw Spinach (as much as I want), 10 almonds, tuna (usually a lemon can or spicy can), two tablespoons of oil and vinegar and water to drink again.
2:30- tea and water time again
5:30(ish)- supper- I eat whatever I really want but I do not eat sugar or any high carb items- so no bread or potatoes. I try to do as many different veggies that I can, some high protein meat type (I am vegetarian) and as much as I can possibly eat of the veggies. Most days I am so full after dinner I don’t ever feel hungry.
7pm- water tea time… I make a pot of herbal tea and normally consume with the kids.
9:00pm- Wine time. I have a stemless glass that I fill to the top- I am serious. I don’t do it every night but I do honestly do it most nights. I love the taste and I feel like it helps me with stress. But, I never allow myself to have more than the 1 glass unless it is a pre-arranged event (not often). If I wait until 9pm that is usually more than enough as I don’t stay up too late and I just sip it. I also wait this long because my children are in bed and I don’t want them to always see me with a wine in my hand.
There are cheat days but not a lot of them.
This has worked for me so I thought I would share. It is very limiting and I get that but I feel like that is what a diet is when you are 37 years old and not very active.
Once I reach my goal weight I will post again! Share your story here too- I love reading them and this is a free platform.