Weekly Weigh In ~ Wk 8

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Wowsers, the Easter holidays is always a tricky one and with the number of chocolate eggs still floating around our house, I’m doing pretty well to resist temptation.

I’m coming to the end of my time with Diet Chef which I am so grateful to for helping to kick start me on my weightloss journey.

If you have followed my previous posts, you will know that I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the dishes, haven’t felt hungry and the whole concept of the meal plans, fit really well around my lifestyle.

I haven’t been running this week which is really rubbish of me, but I will get back into it. Emma, if you’re reading this, I need you to motivate me!

I still have a few of the Diet Chef meals left but for the most part I will now be on my own. I’m determined to carry on and I will still continue this blog series, if for no other reason than a bit of peer pressure.

This week I have enjoyed:

Breakfast

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Original Granola with added banana

Snack

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Sweet and Salty Popcorn

Lunch

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Tomato and Cheese Pasta Pot

Dinner

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and my favourite… Chilli Con Carne with added spring onion and avocado

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lbs lost this week: 2

Total lbs lost in 8 weeks: 19

Inches lost this week (taken over 4 measurements): 1

Total inches lost: 18.5

See you next week, everyone and make sure you ask me if I’ve been running!

Disclaimer: The meal plan I am on would cost £61.25 a week/ £245 a month. I am kindly being sent a free monthly hamper from Diet Chef for the purpose of review however all words and opinions are very much my own.

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Weekly Weigh In ~ Wk 5

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Thank you so much to everyone who has left comments of support and encouragement on this tough journey, we call weight loss!

I’m so thrilled to say that Diet Chef have agreed to provide me with another monthly hamper of their delicious, chef prepared meals. All calorie controlled and delivered straight to your door. What could be easier?

It was so exciting to fill out the meal selections, as this time I knew which dishes and snacks were my absolute favourites and which I would order more of.

In the space of only 4 weeks, I noticed that there were even more options to choose from as Diet Chef had added new yummy meals to the menu.

The hamper arrived 2 days later and it’s lovely to see my cupboard stocked up with Diet Chef; my fruit bowl full of fruit; the salad drawer full to the brim and the veg on stand by.

For the next 4 weeks, I thought I would share with you, my favourite breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner for the week.

So here is this weeks:

Breakfast

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2 Buttermilk pancakes with added banana and a tiny splash of maple syrup (this was a new addition to the menu. All week, I was looking forward to the weekend to enjoy this. The kids were so jealous!)

Lunch

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Creamy Pesto Pasta Pot with pine kernels and herbs.

Snack

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Vanilla Protein Bar (I ordered more of these as they are very filling and of course, covered in chocolate. Say no more!)

Dinner

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Chilli Con Carne with kidney beans, added avocado and spring onion (this is my all time favourite dish, I’ve ordered quite a few of these!)

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lbs lost this week: 3.5

Total lbs lost in 5 weeks: 16.5

Inches lost this week (taken over 4 measurements): 1

Total inches lost: 17.5

It’s lovely to make it over that milestone achievement of losing a stone. Yippee!

During March, Diet Chef are running a Summer Challenge.

Diet Chef say, ‘have you had enough of being unfit, unhealthy or unhappy? Then join our life revolution – the Diet Chef Summer Challenge. It takes 16 weeks to form a new habit and ultimately become a new person so by the start of August you could become the best version of you. Over the 16 weeks you will lose weight, get fit, and change your habits. We will teach you portion control, nutrition and how to feel good about yourself.’

Customers are able to sign up for the plan for as little as £150 per hamper. Details can be found here.

I’d love to know if you are on the Diet Chef plan or how you are getting on with your weight loss journey.

Disclaimer: The meal plan I am on would cost £61.25 a week/ £245 a month. I am kindly being sent a free monthly hamper from Diet Chef for the purpose of review however all words and opinions are very much my own.

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The start of a long haul

I love my children dearly. I wouldn’t change them for the world. But as much as I love them, I do not like the toll that 2 pregnancies have taken on my body.

I have never been ‘slim’. Even when I swam competitively and had to have body fat tests, I was never slim.

But I was a lot lighter on the scales before I had children. I know it’s inevitable that the lbs creep up and I look in envy at friends that shrank back to their pre birth weight in what seemed like a day after giving birth.

I have most definitely not ‘popped’ back into shape. And I most certainly have not shrunk back to the size I once was.

When I’m on a diet or the latest fad, I usually do pretty well as I have a good determination to succeed.

I just can’t sustain it.

It’s when I’m eating as normal, cooking and eating with the rest of the family, that my will power takes a hammering.

So I am beyond excited and thankful to team up with Diet Chef.

Carefully selected, calorie controlled meals, prepared by a chef and nutritionist and delivered to my door.

My next 28 days

My next 28 days

Diet Chef allows you to choose your menu for each day and there is a whole host of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks to choose from. 28 days worth of meals all delivered in one hamper. You can view the Menus here.

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A 4 week plan costs £61.25 a week/ £245 a month.

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Every Monday I will write up my Weekly Weigh In and share with you my progress; lbs lost, inches lost, hopefully!

I will be teaming this with taking up running. Crikey! From blogging to jogging, who would have thought, hey? I’ll give it a go! Lyn, you might get your new running partner after all!

I am hopeful that with the support of Diet Chef and the fact that I’m sharing my progress with you guys (a bit of peer pressure) I will achieve my goals or at least be well on the way to achieving them.

So here goes. Wish me luck and I will see you next week for an update and hopefully some positive news.

Disclaimer: I have kindly been sent a free monthly hamper from Diet Chef for the purpose of review, however all words and opinions are very much my own.

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