8 Week Challenge .. Week 1

I made it through Week 1! Each week I will share my thoughts about how I'm going ... and any other special treats that I might find out.

As I said in my first post I'm really excited about doing this challenge and I have really got my head into this .. no ifs, buts or excuses! Check it out here .. The Biggest Loser Club.
I was a bit concerned about how I was going to survive eating only 1200 calories each day and I will admit to feeling hungry a few times over the first 3 days. After that I think that maybe my body got used to the reduced calories, however even now I still feel a bit hungry every so often ... I hope that won't last.

Speaking of food, the menu is yummy! The meals are certainly different but so quick and easy to whip up. Each day there is a different breakfast, lunch and dinner. Which, I guess is to offer variety. I'd be quite happy to eat the same breakfast a few days in a row. I usually have the same thing every day, with something different thrown in every few days.

There have been a few meals that are different from the "usual" fare that I serve up and even though I have been a bit unsure of how they would go, I personally thought they were quite nice! Even the kids enjoyed the tofu skewers! 

Again, I'll mention that I loved someone else planning my menu!  The shopping list was provided so I just printed it out and crossed out what I had in the pantry already. It has also been great not having to visit the shops every 2 - 3 days to grab those forgotten ingredients!

On to the exercise. I did not follow the plan to the letter last week. OK so I didn't really follow it at all! I did my own thing ... I figure that I sort of know what I'm doing on that front! Exercise is not where I need a boost ... there's been far too much good food consumed lately!

I haven't been doing quite as much either .. the plan calls for 600 calorie exercise burn each day. That is like a 10km run each day!! I'm building up slowly when and where I can. No excuses but Mr Fit Mum was away last week and is away again for most of this week, so I need to fit in as much as I can during school hours and when Miss 11 has swimming training. Can I just mention here that it is HOT running at 9am in Brisbane!

The end result for last week .. I did actually lose weight. See, eating less and better choices really does work! I am hoping that this continues so that I can reach my goal!

And you will be pleased to know that in the end I did take my before photos and measurements. I'm afraid to say that I won't be sharing them here! I did send them to one of my girlfriends who will keep me honest and accountable!

Stay healthy and active!


robyn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good going!!! One thing I'm a bit surprised at though is how you are supposed to have energy to expend 600 calories in exercise if you are only eating 1200 cal a day. I know if I don't eat enough I lack that energy needed for a 10km run or 30km cycle. Just asking:)

LIz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Go Vick! week one nailed from the sound of it!

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@robyn I'm a bit with you Rob .. not sure how I'm going to go on 1200cals! I don't do 600cals as I know my body won't cope with that day in day out so I'm backing off a bit. I do wonder if I'm getting enough to keep me going ...

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@LIz My head is in the game Liz, hopefully it stays there! Lean Mean Mummy Machine coming right up!

Deb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, 600 calories / day in exercise (even more than the Michelle Bridges 12WBT program!).

Can't wait to hear how you continue to go!