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I’ve been quiet on the blog front with regard to my weight recently (‘unusual’ my colleagues would say as I always have plenty to talk about!).

But time is running out and I need to get a grip ….

Firstly, I’m off on holiday in just under 4 weeks AND my sister is getting married in September. I want to be a little lighter for my hols, and definitely a lot lighter for my sis’s wedding.

So it’s Day 3 of my new eating regime and I’ve lost 1.5 pounds. So what am I doing and how is it working:

Breakfast – Special K, semi skimmed milk (I have never been a skimmed milk fan) with natural honey.
Lunch – Cuppa Soup and a banana.
Dinner – a normal meal in the evening but microscopic amounts of either pasta or rice and no bread or potatoes.

By mid morning my stomach feels hollow and I feel like I’m starving – of course I’m not but it’s all in my head. So I try to take my mind off my hunger pangs and drink lots of coffee. Now I know some of you will say that’s not good for me, but it’s better than giving in and stuffing my face with rubbish, and worth putting up with the countless trips to the loo!

Once I get past lunchtime I’m fine and I don’t tend to feel those hollow hunger pains again.

I would like to get a few more pounds off so I’ve lost half a stone by the time I go on holiday (in total that will – notice I say will and not would – be one stone in total). Then I can worry about the other 7-10 pounds in August and early September.

The most annoying thing about trying to lose this weight and get fit is that my knee is playing up. I’ve started Zumba, which I love, but have had to rest this week as my knee is not good – too much road running when I was younger. So I’m off to see my doctor on Friday as I think I need a referral for a cartlidge op! Will let you know how I get on.

Well, just finished my Cuppa Soup and banana and feel quite full. So I guess the new regime is working. I will of course keep you up to date and should I continue to lose weight, you’ll be hearing a lot more from me!!



Hi - I am Deborah, Founding Director and part of the talkhealth team. My blog is generally focused around my own personal story about weight loss, running, exercise and generally trying to get and stay fit, as well as what's been in the news that's topical. Any views expressed are my own.

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