I am so pleased with my weight and fat loss! I have lost 6kg and 6% fat. The fat loss has been the more remarkable of the two. And I have dropped more than a dress size and the difference in my silhouette is unmistakable.
I still have a way to go to reach my target weight – 7kg to be exact. Actually, I adjusted my target weight, if I had kept to my original target I would only have 3kg to go. I feel terrific already and right now I cannot imagine what it will be like to be another 7kg lighter. And I am already worried about not being able to wear my favorite jeans! But as my daughter says, I can always go and buy a new pair of jeans.
I only started seriously on my weight loss journey in mid-April. I have always tried to cut down here and there, but whenever I saw or smelled food, I would dig in as if there were no tomorrow. So what triggered this recent ability to resist overeating? I was shown a picture of a friend’s father’s belly – before and after embarking on a Herbalife program. His before belly looked just like mine. I was just a little nauseated. I decided that if he could do it, so could I. Still, I am surprised that I have stuck to my plan and that I have achieved such great results.
So to what do I attribute this remarkable change in me?
The great thing about IF is that I feel great when I wake up every morning. My tummy is empty and flat, I feel light and energetic and I have no desire to eat until much later in the day. There are fewer hours in the day, so there is no doubt that I am eating a whole lot less. So instead of eating three meals a day and a whole lot of snacking in between, I only eat twice a day with no snacking. In fact, I recently completed a 22 hour fast and did a training run before breaking my fast. There was only time that day for one meal!
Herbalife has a bad rep in some areas, but it really works if you just do it. It’s a fuss free way to get good nutrition. Now that I have started working again, I prepare my Herbalife meal at home and pack it for the office. I have very little time to eat at the office and the Herbalife meals have been a lifesaver. I add blueberries and nuts or granola most days to add texture to the meal. I also add Herbalife tea to my water bottle at the office which encourages me to drink more water every day.
I can feel my glutes and quads working when I run! And more recently I have been pumping my arms to help get me up the inclines (I can’t call them hills even though they feel like hills!). Also, before I started working again I used to try and train in a fasted state to encourage my body to use fat for fuel. I think it worked. So I’m trying to fast for longer on a Wednesday which is when I get to leave the office early for my midweek training run.
Finally, I believe in enjoying my food! I have cut down on carbs significantly but if I feel like having pasta or pizza, I will eat it and enjoy it. My portion sizes are just smaller and my plate will usually be filled with salad or vegetables. And I still occasionally enjoy a glass of wine or a gin and tonic with my daughter.
So let’s take a peep into my world of food!
Portuguese style peri peri giblets. Have to have bread to soak up the sauce 😋
Late Woman’s day breakfast this morning. My family’s plate on the top, mine at the bottom – sans bread