So, this will be my last post on Educogym. In 12 days I have lost 9lb – 8lb of that fat, 5cm has gone from my stomach and I’ve lost 3 percent body fat.
The half a stone has gone – now I just need to keep it off. I’m now following a fairly low carb diet – ie I’m limiting bread, pasta and rice to one or two meals a week for a bit, otherwise I’m eating what I want, but taking on board a few valuable lessons.
You see, as disgusting as the first days of the diet were they have taught me a lot. I don’t need as much food as I think I do to feel satisfied and the world doesn’t end if I get hungry – at my worst when I really couldn’t face food I went 24 hours without eating. I’m aware that’s not healthy behaviour and I’m certainly not going to make a habit of it, but for someone who overeats because she’s scared to feel hunger a lot of the time it taught me a valuable lesson about what happens if I don’t eat – absolutely nothing – this will stand me well when it comes to avoiding ‘just in case’ food in the future. I’m also now only eating breakfast on days when I actively feel hungry – generally I eat less throughout the day when I do that. I’ve also broken the habit of snacking in the afternoon and need to keep it that way.
Exercise wise, I really enjoy the approach I’m using so I’m going to keep that up – but I’ve got to add more cardio now as I’ve got a half marathon to train for. Zana – owner of Educogym – says that should be fine, but for now she’d prefer me to stick to no more than 20 minutes of running for most sessions and do intervals when I can. That’s fine with me.
It’s now five days after I finished and the scales are fluctuating daily – when I do eat a carb they go up (a lot) but on days I don’t I’m hovering 100gm lower than when I finished. Let’s hope it stays that way. Wish me luck now.
To find Post 1: Educogym: It’s Brilliant – click here
To find Post 2: Educogym – the Diary – click here