A somewhat scattered collection of notes, thoughts and ideas

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Week One: Weigh In Update - 8th March 2017


The first 9 days have been successful - I've not strayed once, and the longer I've stuck to the plan, the less tempted I've been to break it. So much so that today, at work, when I sat with 4 colleagues each eating or sharing a Domino's pizza, my stomach didn't even stir at the offer of a bite.

I decided on Wednesday, 8th March, exactly one week since starting my DECHOX challenge, to do a weigh in and see what progress I'd made. The result shocked me - I'd lost 8lbs in 7 days, by simply adjusting my diet and changing my eating habits. I've been told successful weight loss is 90% diet, but I hadn't really believed it. They do say, "seeing is believing" so I reckon now I'm a believer. And more motivated than before to stick with it and see how much I can lose by the end of May.

To give a clearer, more distinctive understanding of exactly what I'm giving up on this DECHOX, I thought it might be worth writing it down in black & white, so here goes.

As of 1st March 2017, for an ongoing time period lasting until at least May 31st 2017, I am banishing the following from my diet:

  • Chocolate (edible and drinkable)
  • Crisps, chips, etc.
  • Popcorn (cinema/ ready made)
  • Junk Food
  • Take Out/ unhealthy food options
  • Starters/ Dessert 
  • Heavy carbs
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Unhealthy snacks
I'm taking on this challenge to raise money in the name of the British Heart Foundation. To show your support, please click here and donate on my page to this great cause. I haven't set myself a goal weight as I'm just looking to see that the result will be, but my challenge is to not stray from the diet at all before at least 31st May 2017.

After this date, we'll see what happens as, they say it takes 21 days to form a habit, so I may not have the urge to re-introduce the above into my diet again.

I'm intending to post an update weekly, with my weigh in update, so stay tuned to see my progress.


Comments welcome as always, I'd love to hear your thoughts.


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