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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

2 Weeks Slim Fast Challenge Results...

 Two weeks ago I started a fun Slim-Fast Challenge, after realizing I had put on a Stone in weight since Christmas. I had not been doing much exercise, yet I was still eating the same amount of food. This challenge was just what I needed. Giving me a push in the right direction, hopefully getting healthy again.

This past Saturday I hopped out of bed, grabbed a cup of coffee and a slice of toast and made my way to ParkRun. This was my first 5km running event in months. ( I fell over whilst running and it is taking months to heal. ) Afterwards I got home, whizzing up my recovery breakfast. A yummy caramel Slim-Fast Shake. Just as I was drinking it, I remembered then shouted  "eek today is weigh in day." So a quick dash to the scales of truth!!

 I nervously reached for the scales. Have I lost weight? stayed the same? or worse still put some weight on?

First things first I looked in my book to check my starting weight 146.80 lb then I stepped on the scales..

Watching the figures changing took forever. Then it stopped, flashing my new weight. I got off the scales, did a run/dance around the house and then told everyone my new weight- 140.4 lb. I have lost 6.4lb in 2 weeks. I then finished my Shake!!!!

This is how I lost just over 6 lb in 2 weeks:
  • Following the Slim-Fast 3-2-1 challenge.
  • Joining a new gym and trying out different exercise classes.
  • Started running again, mostly about a mile and half with my longest run for months being Saturdays 5km Parkrun.

Whoop woo I am on a roll and loving it!!

With me doing more exercise than before, I have more calories available than I first thought. This was a unexpected bonus! Here is a typical days food intake.

 Toast or a Weetabix for Breakfast one day. Slim-Fast Bar the next day.

 Omelette or Slim-Fast Smoothie for lunch. Again alternating.

Days I had burned lot of calories at the gym or exercise classes, I added another meal one of the above meals in  so I was not to hungry.

A balanced evening meal. Such as Chicken Salad or Spaghetti Bolognese.

Also mixing a couple of treats, like a Slim-Fast choc bar, or a Slim-Fast bag of snacks or Fruit.

The last few weeks have been about trying to get the balance right. Thinking about adding healthier food into my diet. Replacing a meal with a milkshake or meal replacement bar and eating lower calorie treats. I have gradually tried to integrate the Slim-Fast products into my usual diet. Doing it in a controlled way, rather than making sweeping changes, I knew I wouldn't stick too.

I have been trying to be healthy throughout the week, although I have saved my special treats e.g wine, nibbles for the weekend.

Haha, nobody's perfect!?!

I still have a long way to go to get to where I want to be. The good news is I am now on the road to the right destination!!

About this post-
  • I got sent some Slim Fast products to take part in the Slim Fast Challenge. All thought are my own and I was not paid for this post...


  1. That is brilliant - nearly half a stone! I used to do parkrun a lot too,need to get back on it! #triedtested

    1. Thank you Rebecca, I did my worst time ever on Saturday. Now I am hoping to improve again :)

  2. Brilliant weight loss. I have always steered clear of meal replacement plans as I was anxious that such deprivation would set up cravings. The way you have done it sounds very balanced though and all the exercise can't have gone amiss. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Julie, only thing I miss with diets are treats!! (i have such a sweet tooth!) I loved the treats in this diet and the milkshakes or meal replacement bars were lovely :)

  3. Hubby has just started this to lose a little weight for our hols - hope he does as well as you.


  4. That all sounds really positive and you have a very sensible approach to the whole thing. I have been doing the challenge too with similar weight loss but I really struggled the first week but I have really learnt a lot about what my calorie intake needs to be each day and how exercise affects it too.

    1. Thanks Nikki, I struggled the first week, that's is when I knew I had to start exercising regular again. I would do a run, then have spare calories. With my fall I have got out of exercise and hated it. By the 2nd week I went a bit mad and did lots in the first 3 days and wore myself out lol. Week 3 and I am just about getting the balance right!?! hopefully :)

  5. Well done! It sounds like the weight loss is going great!

  6. I love that you can still have some treats and snacks. The smoothies actually look much more appetising than I imagined too. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  7. Oh well done!!!! I daren't weigh myself! I know I weigh about 9 and a half stone now (or I did last time I weighed myself-probably 10 stone now!) which is the heaviest I have ever been- one of the cleaners told me I had put on weight (thanks for that- NEVER tell a woman she's put on weight- why doees she not know that!!!!!) so I should really do something about that!x

  8. Well done! Nothing like a good kickstart to get you going is there. I'm stumbling a bit with my weight loss journey at the moment and its frustrating me but I know it's all in my head.
    Thanks for linking your review up with #TriedTested this week x

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