Well today as I stepped on the scales, I had lost weight. In fact over the last 2 weeks or so, I have lost somewhere around 2kg( roughly 4.4 pounds). Now this isn't that significant in the long run of things(I want to lose around another 10kg- maybe 15 at most).
However, the reason it's significant is that since I have started this whole adventure I think I have only lost something like 4-5kg. I put this lack of weight loss down to two main reasons. 1) I convinced myself that because I was running I could eat more. 2) I was putting on muscle.
But over the last two weeks, I have really tried to put the breaks on my eating habits. I tried the diet bars for a few weeks and found that they were not great(although the few I have left make good low calorie snacks/meal replacements). But over the last two weeks I have eaten healthy and also less. I have stopped my intake of sweets/chocolates etc. I now eat 3 times a day(it used to be only twice) and when I eat I eat enough that it will curve my hunger but not too much. I also am eating healthy food. Muesli with nuts and stuff in the morning, a sandwich at lunch and usually a salad with chicken etc for dinner. Combined with the running this is really giving me great results. If I get hungry during the day I have a few cups of water or a cup of tea etc and I am all good.
So looking at the image above combared to last time and you'll see that I have lost weight of the fatty bits(ie my chest and my stomach). I am very much looking forward to the day when my stomach is under 100cm. But I have put on sizein my legs. Now that is muscle. If you remember last week I mentioned how I suddenly noticed how big my quad muscles are etc. I think the running outside likely helped build them up quite a bit. Ultimately, the image shows I am going in the right direction. Also, my body fat % is also going down, dropping around 1% with this weightloss.
So after fearing food and it's evil powers, the last few weeks have helped me settle into eating healthy and using my self control to stop eating crap food. Now that I have some visible results, it's enthusing me to keep going with it. My goal is by the time I finish my PhD(March 21st) that I can lose around another 4-5kg by then. If I can, I will be a very happy boy. Anything more and you may just see me running down the street screaming for joy....