Friday, 6 April 2012

Not another diet post......


I know, I know. Give it a rest with the diet/detox/lose the baby weight blog posts.

But I've hit a pleateau. And it's driving me nuts. Although plateaus probably only occur when you can't stop eating Easter Eggs. However, we are off to Cyprus in just a few weeks. And my goal weight of 8,7lbs is looking a long way off thanks to the fact that I can't seem to stay away from the cheese compartment in our fridge.

I'm hovering around the 9 stone mark and can't seem to get any lower. I fear this may be because I see the calorie burning effects of breastfeeding as some kind of ticket to copious amounts of pastry eating.

So here's the deal. I need to lose 7lbs. And I need to do something extreme. With rules. Or else I will never stay away from the breadsticks. So on Monday I am starting the Anna Richardson 2 week Body Blitz (as recommended by the lovely Tash). The rules? For two weeks I am not allowed any:


  • sugar
  • wheat
  • alcohol
  • red meat
  • dairy

I've kind of adapted the diet a little to suit me. I'm not sure she normally cuts out red meat. But I always lose weight better when I stick to chicken and fish. The diet is supposed to be 14 days. But if I start this Monday then the last day will be Sunday 22nd April. Which is my boyfriend's birthday. And there is no way that I'm not indulging in cake and champagne on that day. So I'll finish up on the Saturday. Meaning the diet will only last 13 days. The diet also states 'no carbs after 6pm' which I'm not going to stick to. Mainly because I'm breastfeeding and if I don't have some healthy carbs like brown rice or sweet potatoes with my evening meal then my stomach is growling by bedtime and my head is spinning by morning. So I am kind of changing the ground rules already. A sort of pimp my diet if you will. Just shut up and go with it.

The no sugar thing shouldn't be too bad. When I cut it out properly I tend to stop craving it after a few days anyway. No wheat shouldn't be too much of a problem either as I've cut wheat out a few times in the past and it's a sure fire way to lose weight. It's the no booze that will be a problem. See here. Red meat I can live without and I cut out dairy once before when Ava had really bad colic and I thought (as I was nursing her) that it might help. Although I'll miss cheese (God, I'll miss cheese), I actually don't mind having almond or soya milk in my tea and coffee.

I've even fashioned myself a sort of tick off the days graph on the chalk board in the kitchen.

How long do you think I'll last?

Hopefully you have more faith in me than my boyfriend.........






I should probably make a couple of things clear. Firstly, my boyfriend in no way shape or form encourages my silly diets. In fact, he thinks I am mental, not in the slightest bit fat and that I don't need to lose anymore weight. He's just fed up of telling me that and so humours each new (and short-lived) detox plan as they occur. I'm also aware that I'm not really fat, and that my sometimes slightly obsessive fixation on losing weight will eventually rub off on my baby girl if I were to allow it to. Which I won't. It's just I can still get away with it seen as everything she currently eats is in a pureed state and she hasn't actually quite grasped the English language yet. I've not long had a baby, and while I am massively chuffed that I managed to get rid of all my babyweight within 6 months, I gave myself a goal of 8,7lbs (a perfectly healthy weight for my 5,3" height). And I'll be damned if I don't reach it.


10 comments:

Seren said...

Wow, that sounds pretty hardcore! But good luck with it. You sound really determined and the goal you've set yourself is a perfectly sensible one.

Sx

Gia said...

That does NOT sound like a fun two weeks. My Boyfriend would be right if he guessed three hours for how long I could last on it. Good luck!

Dawniepopsies said...

It's more boyfriend I feel sorry for! I'm going to be a grumpy cow for two weeks! ;) x

Dawniepopsies said...

Thank you. Prepare for alot of moaning on twitter! x

P said...

Good luck!x

Dawniepopsies said...

Thank you! x

Cheryl said...

Wow, that sounds pretty strict! I would struggle with cutting out sugar and wheat completely, but if it's only 2 weeks I'm sure you can do it. Good luck xo

Mich said...

Apparently they do vegan cheese - no dairy! Haven't tried it myself, yet, but a couple of my veggie friends told me about it during the Lent thing (though I considered it cheating) - think Holland & Barrett sell it. Good luck, love! :) x

Dawniepopsies said...

Thank you! It's the wine I will miss ;) x

Dawniepopsies said...

Oooh wonder what it tastes like...

Thanks for the good luck wishes!

Day 2. And I've not killed my boyfriend yet....


xxx