Thursday, 7 May 2009

Weight loss story - day 7 of three week challenge

My three week challenge to lose 6kg in three weeks is going ok at the moment. If I lose another 0.3kg today, then I'll have done 2kg in 1 week which is right on track.

I know that I'm not doing this in a healthy sustainable way, and this is 'crash dieting', but I just feel I need to get at least some control back over what I'm eating.

So basically I'm not eating very much, but still continuing to exercise. On Monday I got my bike around Richmond Park again - in a reasonably respectable time too given the strength of the wind. And last night I hauled my lardy a*s around Kensington Gardens... Slowly, but at least I made it.

I was reflecting on the last time I lost a lot of weight. I probably lost about 12 to 15 kg six years ago when I was going through a nasty break up - she was cheating with someone I thought of as a friend (he was married). I even called him up when we broke up asking him for advice without knowing she might even have been there with him at the time...

Anyway, my appetite was shot, but it did let me lose a lot of weight - which also seemed to help the subsequent dating (!)

I know that I'm not going to get down to that very low level of eating. Certainly not for the couple of months I did it for that time. But what I am finding interesting is that after the first five or six days of feeling very hungry, the body seems to adjust and the severe hunger pains seem to go away, allowing me to control more carefully what I eat.

I'm sure people will think I'm crazy for not trying to lose weight in a more sensible way, but all I know right now is that it seems to be working (even if early days)...


Megan Hall said...

I know what you're saying - it's not necessarily sustainable, but I'm also trying to lose 10lb pretty quick (a month), and it's really just to get things under control. I'm not as brave as you to post my weight publicly, but I'm with you in spirit, and I will be celebrating with you if we make it. Like you, I've been making an effort to drink more water, less coffee, more carrots, less chocolate, but at the same time I'm not giving everything up. She says, as she has a half-bottle of wine with dinner.

The Fat Runner said...

Hi Megan,

Hope things are going well for you. See today's post as I've listed the 'diet guidelines' I'm trying to live by. It's not Atkins, Paleo, Weight Watchers, F-Plan etc. It's the Fat Runner Plan (!)