Like many women my age, I have always struggled with my weight. I have always been self-conscious about my body, my lumps, my bumps and everything in between. I have also done every diet under the sun, whether branded or not. I have starved myself; I have lost weight, put on weight and hated myself throughout the whole process. Then last March something in my mind decided enough was enough, it was about time I did something about it, and did myself a favour and finally lost the excess weight I had been carrying around for years.
I signed myself up to Cambridge Weight Plan after seeing a friend SJ Strum online, who had lost (at the time) two stone in two months, and my mind was engrossed with her weight loss, how she had done it, and how amazing she looked. I decided it was time for me to do something drastic and I headed over to their website and signed up for a consultant.
I chose Viyana as my consultant and we met that following Monday. She was based locally and was just the character of person I needed to kick-start my journey; fun but stern! I got myself weighed, which back then was 14 stone 4lbs (90lbs) and bought my first weeks’ worth of product.
READ MORE: What is Cambridge Weight Plan
I started on Sole Source, which you can read more about the stages here, and set to work on reaching my goal. Now, do not let this short but sweet blog post take away anything from how f**king hard this weight loss journey has been. It is not easy. It is not a walk in the park. It is all about your mindset, not what you eat. There were so many times I could have stopped and given up in the first two weeks, as they were the hardest part but as the weeks went on, it does get easier.
I went back after my first week on the plan and to my surprise, I had lost half a stone in one week… mad right!? That is 7lbs in one week. I was on Sole Source, which only gave me 600 calories a day so actually, it is not a surprise, but I think I was just in shock that in only seven days I had managed to get rid of 7lbs of fat already.
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I lost most of my weight initially around my stomach, losing 3 inches around my tummy, and other inches were lost around my arms, waist and hips.
The following week I lost another 4lbs, the third week I lost 3lbs and the fourth week I lost another 3lbs. In total in one month, only 30 days I had lost 1 stone or 14lbs! I have to say, the dramatic loss really it was kept me going, being able to see results quick, spurred me on and kept me on track.
*I am no expert on weight loss, or Cambridge Weight Plan and I am doing this weight loss plan for me, and no one else. I didn’t feel happy or comfortable before my weight loss, I was eating to fill a void, and I had put weight on over three years due to mental health issues and panic disorder. I wanted to get back to feeling myself. This plan works for me, but it won’t work for everyone, so do your research.