After 44 Days on The Dukan Diet, I have lost a total of 9kg, which is just under 20lbs.
This "before" photo was taken on Boxing Day in December and when I saw myself, that was it. I detested what I saw but you know what? A photo NEVER lies! At that moment I saw myself as an official FATTY and took it upon myself to change that.
Over the next few days, I googled and researched for a realistic eating plan that I could stick to for the next six months, as I did a BMI test online which categorized me as MORBIDLY OBESE. God that was a slap in the fucking face. I had 15kg to loose to get back to the weight I was on my wedding day! I must say, I was shocked but reality sunk in and I knew I had to do something. I couldn't just keep buying bigger clothes.
I stumbled across The Dukan Diet, I wasn't sure if it was going to work for me because high protein diets never worked for me in the past. However, now that I'm a bit older (I'll be 40 in June), I figured that I had nothing to loose. I went to Exclusive Books bought the Dukan Diet book. I read it cover to cover and got seriously motivated!
I created myself a vision board of what I pictured myself looking like in six month's time. I stuck my wedding picture up at work and a picture of me in a cat suit when I was at my slimmest. It has motivated me everyday to eat the right foods and stick to the plan without cheating.
It hasn't been easy and its still not easy. I'm still only in the middle of the road but I'm half way there! More than half way there, actually!
All those times when I was at a party or function and I wanted a piece of chocolate cake but refused, all those times that the girls at work brought in goodies to the office or wanted me to eat their Valentines candy.
Nope not me.
I've been working hard and pushing myself to go to gym everyday and work out a wee bit harder each time. I can now say that I can run for 30 minutes solid on the treadmill before breaking a sweat. Its an awesome feeling.
I have been sickeningly good - I do allow myself a glass of wine every now and then...A girl's gotta get her wine on
I was far too ashamed to share my FAT photo with the world but now that I am over half way to my goal, I don't feel THAT bad
Wish me luck for the next few months getting rid of the last 6 or 7kg.
Oh and I noticed I hit 600 followers today.
You guys rock my fucking face right off