If you missed my update before Christmas then you will have missed the fact I have my operation booked for the 15th February.
However with Christmas and my ripped section scar and torn tummy muscles now creating the mother of all hernias I am in desperate pain.
Pain has knocked me off my feet and I am struggling ultimately with not only my physical issues but also mentally with trying to lose weight ready for the surgery and the thought of surgery itself.
Everything I do these last few weeks seem to have taken twice as long as they would have done before and needless to say gym visits have well and truly finished only adding to the knock on effect of my stress levels trying to lose weight with food alone.
Through December I have managed to feel sorry for myself and eat my way to a 13b weight gain so last week I embarked on my health and fitness journey with just my eating to help me lose weight.
I have always known I am a massive carb over eater and I have always known they not only bloat me but leave my tummy hating me so at the beginning of January I decided to drastically cur down my intake of carbs by decreasing their approach from 3 meals a day to 1 and to replace with more high protein foods instead.
It had been slightly painful reducing my carbs but meal planning has helped massively to not only keep my eating on target but also its saved my sanity and stress levels too.
Diet Coke is something that had also made an appearance again in recent months and so for the first few days in January I cut it down gradually and increased my water intake massively again.
Increasing my water has made a massive difference on my skin over the last few days and also had helped with my concentration so that’s a bonus. I am still craving Diet Coke so one every now and again is something I don’t think I will get away from.
I have however seen a reasonable lost for just over a week and thats:
Which for me is a total win, now to keep going for the next 4 weeks to lose as much weight as possible.
I am nowhere near where I wanted to be at this point but keeping positive is half the battle.