Woke up this morning with the sniffles still and decided walking down the beach wasnt going to help it go away permanantly so didnt go on the walk.
But heres the thing....yesterday I did stick with only 2 cans of diet coke...yesterday morning I was 119.9 kilos....ate 1800 cals....and this morning 118.2 kilos! Thats the lightest I have been since I got back on track. Its only a 300 gram loss since last weigh in but lets put it in perspective...one I worked out I ate a minimum of 2500 calories on thursday...oooops! I then did 1200 on friday and 1800 yesterday. Obviously a lot of this is fluid...but my average losses have been 300-400 grams and I still have another 3 days till weigh in.
It comes down to two things (in my brain anyway) either its the reduction in the artificial sweetener or its the calorie cycling. Honestly I dont think I have done calorie cycling long enough to know if its from that, but the thing is calorie cycling ALWAYS worked well for me so it may have had some impact. I think tho the cutting back on the diet coke has prolly had the biggest impact. I have tried to give up diet coke so many times and i have lasted even for up to 3 months before but it never lasts, so im going to try a different tact. Ill stick with my two cans a day currently (one with lunch and one with dinner) if the losses stall again i will then cut back to one. Jillian talks all the time about how artificial sweeteners affect your body...time for me to suck it up and realise she is right! Now with that there is sooooooooooo many ingredients in our foods that she classifies as "frankenstein foods"....for the moment....I will just work on minimising the artificial sweeteners and go from there.
Its exciting tho to think I could possibly be under 118 kilos by wednesday. That said it may not happen....back to the gym tomorrow and it may take a few weeks for my body to adjust to the exercise so we will see how that goes.
Not much else to say except I am super excited to be in the next 3 months phase of this journey! Who knows where my body will be by late september. I didnt talk about it a lot in yesterdays post but sticking to this for 12 weeks is huge to me....its the first time since mum passed away that I have been consistent and stuck at it for more then a few weeks...funny how the mind suddenly all of a sudden kicks into high gear, in a lot of ways hitting 12 weeks is more important then the amount of weight loss....cos if I can do it for 3 months i can do it long term (after all its a never ending journey) and thats the most important thing. Its wonderful if someone can lose 1.5 kilos a week but its no value if 3 weeks later you are giving up....in those situations its much better to be the person losing weight slower but consistently :)