22.10.07

The Diet: Week 1

OK, so the diet has well and truly begun. I've been on the diet for a week now, and I don't feel like I've lost any weight, but I'm not giving up yet. It hasn't all gone smoothly, but one step at a time, eh?

So, I'm cutting my calorie intake to between 1300-1600 per day. I'm using the slimfast plan as a template, but I'm using slimfast meals as well as normal food. So it's basically:

1. A 300 calorie breakfast

2. A 300 calorie lunch or dinner

3. A 600 hundred calorie lunch or dinner

4. 3 100 calorie snacks

And the total intake is 1500 calories.......Slimfast meals are about 200 calories each, so that would reduce it to about 1300. The recommended intake for a man is 2500, so this is a significant cut, and should make the weight drop off. The first week is meant to be when you lose the most weight, so I'm not happy I haven't dropped anything significant, but I'll keep on keeping on.

With Baby O taking ill on Wednesday, I was unable to do any exercise this week, working from home and looking after a baby at the same time is essentially doing two full time jobs at the same time, and is remarkably difficult/impossible. At the end of each day, I was mentally exhausted. This week though, I intend to take at least 3 30 minute walks.

Anyway, the week went pretty well, Monday and Tuesday were great, I worked from home for the rest of the week, and that was tough, but I pulled through. Saturday was a bad day though, it was a friend's engagement party, and we'd chosen what we wanted to eat about 2 weeks ago. Let's just say I choose my pre diet normal, and the portions ended up being larger than normal, basically what you would expect from a Nigerian restaurant. So one off day. Today, back on track, and spot on.

So next week, the battle continues. The important thing is to make sure I get my 30 minutes exercise 3 times this week. Luckily, my office is in a massive park, so I'll be able to do this without going to far, as long as I wrap up warm, I should be fine.

Wish me luck !!!

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