Lucy Brown Slimming Down (Day 2/ Day3)

ImageYay I’ve made it to day 3 which means that I can eat food for 5 days πŸ™‚

But before I have my breakfast… here’s how I got on the rest of yesterday…

I tried the vanilla shake for lunch it was pleasant enough.

Then I went slightly awry, nothing major but I had some carrot sticks when my daughters were eating them after school.

Then I had some plain pan fried chicken and cucumber with Mr Brown & my daughters at tea time.

I later tried the vegetable soup but used more water than stated in the instructions. I found this improved the texture.

In other news I haven’t tried the dress on that I would like to wear for the weddings but I have checked it out and it’s a size 16, as I’m currently a size 18, this will spur me on to achieve my interim goal of dropping a dress size.

Weighed myself again today (bad habit I know) & I’m still showing at 14 stone 2lbs, so a 3lb loss as it stands. I do feel a little apprehensive about what’s going to happen when I start eating. I have to keep reminding myself that this is not a quick fix but a long term lifestyle change. Losing 1-2lbs a week is good enough. I could realistically be a stone lighter and a dress size smaller by the time of my sisters’ wedding in 10 weeks time.Β 

My plans for today are a 45 min Pilates class, meeting a friend for coffee, going to visit our new kitten (who’s coming home from the breeder’s in 5 weeks) and my first attempt at making cupcakes (for an event at work tomorrow).

Also as it’s Friday I am looking forward to a couple of glasses of wine this evening πŸ™‚

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April 26, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Lucy Brown Slimming Down Day 1/ Day 2

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Perhaps you are wondering how the rest of my first day went? Perhaps your not? I’m going to tell you anyway πŸ˜‰

When we last spoke I’d had my first Exante shake it was strawberry flavour and I enjoyed it, I poured it into a champers glass for nicer presentation and was pleasantly surprised with how palatable it was. Shame the same can’t be said for the thai chicken soup. I made it up as per the instructions but unfortunately the texture of the soup made it akin to drinking a hot thai chicken milkshake, it didn’t make me gag but, I did have to force it down. I will make it more diluted next time and see if that improves the experience. Put off by the soup I decided to opt for chocolate milkshake as my third and final ‘meal’ of the day. Found it disappointing… it just wan’t chocolatey enough!

I did a little more exercise, school run pick up (this time without the Cello as Sienna had decided to leave it at school) – 20 mins.

I also had another couple of herbal teas & a nightcap of a decaf expresso shot. I went to bed feeling very hungry indeed!!!

Woke this morning feeling cheerful πŸ™‚ only one more day of horrid shakes then I can eat food for 5 days :-D. Did the school run again (20 mins) and realised my energy levels are low so I had to Β drag myself to yoga today (90 mins). That now makes 3 exercise classes so far this week! Where I think I was previously averaging one a fortnight.

I sneakily weighed myself again this morning (I know I shouldn’t have but…) anyway I was pleased to see I weigh 3lbs lighter than yesterday (probably all water!). But it’s encouraging to feel I’m on the right track.

Breakfast this morning was the banana milkshake, again lovingly served in a champers glass. My verdict on the banana? Considerably preferable to the chocolate, but the strawberry is my definitely my favourite so far. If anyone else had tried the Exante shakes & soups I’d be interested to hear your comments below. Does anyone know if you can make muffins & mousses etc. out of them like you can with some other VLCDs?

I’ve just enjoyed another coffee shot… fullcaf this time & I’ve got a couple of herbal teas (a teapigs white tea & a fennel tea) to keep me going until I try another soup before college later this afternoon.

It feels good to have taken control and have started this slimming down journey. I am hoping that I can continue with the 5:2 ratio as a lifestyle choice, maybe eventually switch to 6:1 when I reach my goal dress size 14. When the shakes and soups run out I plan to also switch to healthy real food on fast days with some careful forward planning. I am hoping by then I will have slimmed down enough to inspire me to have the necessary discipline on diet days.

Having 2 weddings coming up is also motivating me. My sister and a close friend are both getting married in July. I already own a suitable frock… I will try it on later to see if it fits, whether it does or it doesn’t I am certain it will look better on a slimmed down Lucy Brown πŸ™‚

Are you also slimming down? Please feel free to share your experiences below.Β 

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April 25, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 2 comments.