One thing that has amazed me since starting this project is the lack of weight loss that has occurred. As of a week ago, I think I had lost maybe 2-3kg at most since November, which is not very much. Now- I am definitely transforming my body. As I mentioned yesterday, I am noticing differences in the shape of my muscles and also my body. I am also fitter than I have ever been in my life! It has been rather disappointing, as I thought the weight would melt away.
“I AM LOSING 1000 CALORIES A DAY WHEN I RUN, WHICH MEANS I CAN EAT WHATEVER I WANT! HUZZAH”. But lets be honest, that’s crap.
I then went back on my diet bars, but they have the problem that you literally starve your body of calories so I think when you have a meal it literally absorbs everything!
So last week- when I came down to Victoria and drove with my girlfriend I had a bit of a revelation. I need to change my eating style. I need to get off the bars and get the idea out of my head that the more I work out the more food I can eat and get serious about this (This was after eating Macdonalds for breakfast, which appears to be the staple of most long car trips). I also ended up drinking like 4 diet cokes which I am sure is really bad for me.
So we made a bet. My girlfriend has decided before she turns 30 she wants to buy a really nice pair of shoes or a nice dress blah blah blah chick stuff. I decided I wanted to go on a diet, eat better food and stop drinking so much coke. So the bet- each time I eat something bad(chocolate, fried food etc) I will chuck $5 into the present fund. Same goes with coke- I am allowed a can a day, any more and BAM, present fund.
I was hoping it would work and guess what- it appears it may have so far. I decided a second ago(2pm) to weigh myself, despite literally just having lunch, a cup of tea etc etc. (You should weigh yourself in the morning before you eat etc as you weight can fluctuate by a few kilos simply by how much you eat/drink during day, hormone levels etc etc). I jumped on the scales and was amazed… I weighed the same as I did when I left, maybe a fraction less. Presumably this means if I weigh myself tomorrow when I expunge all this food, drink and others from my body, I could be a kilo or two lighter, maybe more?!!?! Simply from running and having a week of eating healthy and eating less I may have lost the same weight I have in the previous month. Funnily enough now that the diet has kicked on a bit, I haven’t been that hungry this last week and when I am, I have a cup of tea or a glass of water and it suffices me for a while.
So fingers crossed when I jump on the scales tomorrow morning I will be a few kilos lighter. I will let you know. But either way, even if I weight the same, the parts of my body that can’t reveal what shape they are in ie Heart, will thank me for the lovely veggies and the lack of fatty crap. It also makes me feel happier and more enthused, so the run which I was dreading today is looking a lot better!