I’ve always struggled with my weight. Through-out my life, I was always that “skinny” child who ate what she wanted and still remained slim. I used to eat Mc D’s twice a week while growing up – such an unhealthy diet.
I was also bullied at school for being ‘anorexic’, and I’ve found my late twenties hard because my weight did fluctuate SO much. I went from going a size 8 to a 12 in 6 months – partially because I was on medication and it had changed my metabolism so much!
I came off said medication and my weight didn’t budge at all. For six months I tried anything and everything – a healthy balanced lifestyle, exercising 5 times a week, and still no changes. I even tried Protein World’s Slimming pills and they didn’t work either.
Last November and December I was hospitalised and lost SO much weight, even though I was eating 3 main meals a day. And, these were rather large portions too.
It’s taken roughly six months after coming off the medication for me to see any changes.
Back in late October I weighed 11 stone 5 lbs – overweight on the BMI spectrum. Now I’m down to 9 stone 7 lbs. Losing almost two stone (28 pounds) in just a few months (2-3 months), which seems crazy but I feel like my weight has just dropped now that the medication is no longer in my system.
I’m still wanting to lose weight though, my target weight is 8 stone 11 lbs. So I hope by the end of February or March I will be at my ideal weight.
My diet has consisted of eating three meals a day. I’m doing Veggie Month at the moment, so for breakfast I’ll either have a banana or free from dairy yogurt and some mixed berries. For lunch I’ll have soup (the pre-made ones from Sainsbury’s or ASDA). And for dinner I’ll have lots of vegetables and Linda McCartney’s vegetarian meatballs or vegetarian scampi. Sometimes I’ll make a home-made veggie curry or order a vegetarian Chinese too!
I’ve also been drinking a lot of green tea – this helps with speeding up your metabolism. The one’s I’ve been drinking are Pukka’s Mint Green Tea as well as the Organic Green Tea Collection.
Little disclaimer: while this diet works for me, it may not work for you. Loosing weight can be a real struggle especially when you’re not seeing results right away, however, just keep at it and it’ll pay off in the long run. Never give up trying to achieve your goals!
You may also be interested in my ‘Wedding Diet‘ post.