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Completing My Weight Loss Journey!

15 lbs

Hey guys!

So, as some of you know, I have been trying to lose weight! This started on the 20th December 2016, and my mission was to go from an “overweight” BMI to the most ideal BMI (21.75.) For me (a 163cm girl,) that meant going from 142.8lbs to 127.8lbs – which I have just achieved! 🙂 I didn’t exactly achieve this weight loss quickly, but it’s finished now which is all that matters (and in time for my trip to Mallorca!) That’s a total weight loss of 15lbs!


Now I know, I know. BMI isn’t the most accurate way to measure one’s health, is more of a guideline, and that studies have shown that an overweight BMI is actually healthier etc. My goal was simply to be the healthiest I could be according to ONE method of measuring one’s health, and to purely follow their official methods of measuring health. I would find it impossible to work on maintaining an ideal weight as well as work on building up muscle for example, so I decided to become healthy one step at a time and to just focus on my weight first. I just used the BMI healthy weight calculator on the NHS site!

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I feel a LOT better after losing this weight, so it definitely has proven a helpful thing to do! I feel smaller, and like my body fits me better. I feel more comfortable and more confident, and am not self conscious anymore if my partner wants to pick me up! Now that I’m done I’m going to do my best to not eat more or less than I need to, so that I can maintain this weight for as long as possible.

I can proudly say that I am healthy according to that BMI calculator, and if anyone (including myself) ever tries to put me down about my weight, well, I shouldn’t listen to them because being healthy is most important!

– Storm

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Weight Diary 7!

 


Weight Diary Day 7:

Starting weight: 142.8 lbs

Current weight today in morning: 126.6 lbs

Goal weights: 129.8 lbs, 128.8 lbs, 127.8 lbs, 126.8 lbs, 125.8 lbs, 124.8 lbs, 123.8 lbs,
122.8 lbs, 122.4 lbs.

Why I weigh this much: I should weigh more than this – I am very dehydrated and haven’t been drinking enough water! I’ve also been drinking quite a lot of Pepsi Max an eating quite a bit of salt – both of which are fairly dehydrating!

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Weight Diary 6!

Okay so again, I haven’t even posted a daily weight diary entry since 13 days ago, so I just went right ahead and took the ‘Daily’ out of the title of this blog post!

Again, I’ve been a bit busy lately – sorry about that!


Weight Diary Day 6:

Starting weight: 142.8 lbs

Current weight today in morning: 127.2 lbs

Goal weights: 129.8 lbs, 128.8 lbs, 127.8 lbs, 126.8 lbs, 125.8 lbs, 124.8 lbs, 123.8 lbs,
122.8 lbs, 122.4 lbs.

Why I weigh this much: I weigh this much because I haven’t been drinking enough water basically! I’ve also been eating too many snacks and have been eating too many calories! 4.8 lbs to go! If I’m more strict with myself, this should take under 3 weeks! So excited to hit that goal weight!

– Storm

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What I Ate Yesterday.

Hey guys!

I’ve seen loads of these posts and videos around lately, so I thought I’d do one myself! It sounds fun and I think I’d find a good way to reflect on how I eat, and where I need to make some changes in order to live a healthier lifestyle!

I did my best to just eat as normal.

Disclaimer: Basically, this disclaimer is because I don’t want to trigger anyone into eating a diet that isn’t right for them. I would not recommend anyone who is NOT on a diet to lose weight to eat in this way. I eat this way currently because:

1. I am a vegan,
2. I am only 5 ft 3 and so I don’t need THAT much food normally anyways,
3. I don’t exercise daily and spend the day in my home so again, I don’t need THAT much food normally anyways,
4. I am not the healthiest weight for my height and so am on a diet to become a healthier weight. 

I use a website like this to calculate approximately how many calories I’d like eat in a day in order to lose weight at a regular pace. I recommend that one takes their height and activity levels into account before playing around with how much they will eat in a day – and to remember that 2 lbs a week (a calorie deficit of 1000 from the amount one needs to maintain their weight) is the MAXIMUM healthy rate to lose weight (without consulting a professional!) I wouldn’t recommend anyone to go on a diet to lose weight if their BMI is below 21.7. I’d recommend this sort of diet (around the same amount of calories I eat in a day) if someone is inactive during the day and has a BMI above 21.8. Although I’m sure they could eat much more nutrient dense foods with their calories than I do! 

I hope you enjoy!


 

BREAKFAST:

(10:09 AM)

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Coco Pops with Unsweetened Almond milk. 

(10:21 AM)

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A glass of half pineapple juice, half water.


LUNCH

(13:12 PM)

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Sweet Crisp Salad with Spiced Cauliflower, French Dressing and a bottle of Pepsi Max. 


AFTERNOON SNACKS:

(16:24 PM)

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Coco Pops with Unsweetened Almond Milk and Plain with Coconut Soya Yoghurt.

19:55 PM

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Nectarine.


 

DINNER:

(23:13)

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Wholewheat Cous Cous with Red Split Lentils, Curly Kale, Garlic and with half a Salad Tomato sprinkled on top. Seasoned with Paprika and Oregano.

 

 

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Daily Weight Diary 5!

Okay guys, I know. I haven’t posted a “Daily Weight Diary” blog post since, well, 24 days ago.

So technically, this is more like ‘Daily Weight Diary 28!’. Well, I don’t want there to be gaps in my little weight diary so I’mma just call it No.5 😉 Plus, it sounds way better and is more confident boosting!

Basically for those 24 days I have just been super busy with sorting out the house, getting rid of loads of junk and, well, I don’t know really. I’ve just been busy!

Anyway, here is my next weight diary entry.


Weight Diary Day 5:

Starting weight: 142.8 lbs

Current weight today in morning: 127.6 lbs

Goal weights: 129.8 lbs, 128.8 lbs, 127.8 lbs, 126.8 lbs, 125.8 lbs, 124.8 lbs, 123.8 lbs,
122.8 lbs, 122.4 lbs.

Why I weigh this much: I weigh this much because I haven’t been drinking enough water! Weight is shed rather quickly when one stops keeping up with their ~2 litres of water per day. I aim for more like 2.4 litres of water, because then that’s exactly 4 of my BRITA filtered bottles full of water! I also weigh this much because I’ve been pretty terrible with sticking with the whole no snacking thing. I’ve been eating delicious hazlenut filled chocolate, loads of fried rice and even some Indian takeaway! But, most of all, I’ve been having a LOT of cider and a LOT of cocoa pops as snacks! For my last Weight Diary entry, I was 128.8 lbs. I should weigh far less than this after 24 days! Ah well, time to get more strict I suppose!

– Storm

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Daily Weight Diary 2!

Weight Diary Day 2:

Starting weight: 142.8 lbs

Current weight today in morning: 129.8 lbs

Goal weights: 129.8 lbs, 128.8 lbs, 127.8 lbs, 126.8 lbs, 125.8 lbs, 124.8 lbs, 123.8 lbs,
122.8 lbs, 122.4 lbs.

Why I weigh this much: I didn’t drink enough water again! I also had a lot of snacks throughout the day (didn’t stick to my 3 meals) and went over my calorie limit!

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Daily Weight Diary!

Hey guys!

As some of you know, I’ve been trying to lose a bit of weight! I doubt this comes to a surprise to any of you – trying to lose weight is something us ladies challenge ourselves to achieve on a regular basis!

My weight loss is purely for health reasons. I’m aiming to be the ideal weight for my height – i.e., to have a BMI of 21.7 or 21.75ish. I just think I’d feel more comfortable being that weight – less scared of me becoming either overweight, underweight or just unhealthy in general.

I know weight isn’t everything, and that everyone’s body comprises of different masses of water, bone, muscle and fat, and that an individual’s level of fitness is most important, however I find it extremely difficult to focus on many health goals at once, so my weight is just what I am going to be focusing on first!

Anyways, so I have been struggling to lose weight recently. I’ve been stuck hovering in the 128-133 lbs region for a VERY long time. Months and months. Because of this, I’ve decided to keep a weight diary on my blog. I figure this will help motivate me to keep on track! I also thought this might be something nice to look back on once I’ve lost my extra weight.

My weight goals get lower in such small increments because I’m finding it so difficult to lose weight. I want every bit I lose to be celebrated! I’m more than halfway there – just need to make the final push. 🙂


Weight Diary Day 1:

Starting weight: 142.8 lbs

Current weight today in morning: 130.4 lbs

Goal weights: 129.8 lbs, 128.8 lbs, 127.8 lbs, 126.8 lbs, 125.8 lbs, 124.8 lbs, 123.8 lbs,
122.8 lbs, 122.4 lbs.

Why I weigh this much: I ate some takeaway for dinner last night! I also didn’t drink enough water!