It’s been a good few weeks since my last weight loss update, so I thought it was time to share my progress. As some of you know, I started my journey in January 2020 using Exante meal replacements. I used mostly the milkshakes, which I really enjoyed and also tried some of the bars too. I was really hoping to be able to lose weight without having to exercise, but I found the weight was slow to come off.
However, when lock down happened in March, and I was at home with the kids all day, I decided that exercise might just be the escape I needed! I first started by downloading the Couch To 5K app and doing the Joe Wicks Hiit sessions on You Tube. At one point I even dug out my bike from the back of the garage, and incorporated bike rides in to our day. I started to look forward to the exercise time (me time) that I got away from the family, and I feel that it started to make a difference.
Now the lock down rules have been relaxed, I have still continued with the exercise. I’ve even signed up with a local personal trainer to give me some pointers and hopefully keep me on track. I’ve also found some fantastic videos on You Tube by a trainer called Lucy Wyndham-Read which I’m now doing daily. Long walks on an evening with friends has also helped me burn calories, reach my 10,000 steps a day, and stay sane! I think it’s easy to get disheartened when the scales don’t always move, but I’ve realised that if I do some kind of exercise every day it all adds up to results.
Results So Far
Weight (last post) 11st 1.4lbs
Current Weight 10st 6lbs
Start BMI 27.3
Current BMI 24.3
Overall total weight loss since January is: 1 st 6.4lbs
So, there are my most recent results. I’m pleased to say that although I have found the weight loss to be slower than I would have liked, it is finally coming off. I have now reduced the number of meal replacements I’m using and have started to add proper food back in to my diet. I will add another update hopefully soon, and let you know how I’m getting on.