It’s the end of the challenge, 21 days done. My start weight was 11st.
In the first week I lost 4lbs, the second week I lost 2lbs which made a total loss of 6lbs in 2 weeks and final weigh in at 2 weeks was 10st 8lb.
The final weigh in and I have gained 3lbs. Overall I have only lost 3lbs and my final weigh in of the challenge came back to 10st 11lb. I’m not uploading a before and after picture for this weigh in as I don’t feel comfortable as I know there is no difference (hope you don’t mind).
I’ll explain the gain in weight and why I gave up and ate some foods in the challenge on the 3rd week.
Here’s a list of what foods I actually avoided and didn’t touch in the 21 day challenge:
- Cake, Donuts, Muffins
- White bread
- Nutella, peanut butter and naughty spreads
- Ice cream
I’m quite proud of going 21 days without all these foods, I knew that candy, white bread, naughty spread, ice cream and alcohol would be easy. But biscuits and cakes for me are a big deal, so very proud. I will try and go a further 16 days without them.
Here is a list of the foods I couldn’t resist not having during the challenge and how far in I ate them:
- Cookie (20th day)
- Chocolate (21st day)
- Pastries (21st day)
- Fast food (17th & 20th day)
- Fizzy Drink (20th day)
I’m really proud I went this far without eating any of these, because as you know by now I am a big foodie and love junk food so I’m still quite happy with it, but obviously you understand why I have gained 3lbs in the last week of the challenge.
The reason I didn’t lose as much weight as I was hoping for was because I literally stuck to the list, so I would have brown bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, I wouldn’t restrict myself from those things only what was on the list.
I usually cut out carbs or reduce them a lot to lose weight, so really I didn’t expect to lose a lot. I have posted a blog post on how to lose weight fast and basically on that post is what I do to lose the initial weight and then introduce carbs slowly into my diet.
I have my 2 year anniversary with my boyfriend on the 10th of February which is 16 days away, so from here on out I will try and stick to the challenge as well as cut out my carb intake an attend fitness classes and then hopefully I will have better results.
Here are some of the meals I had during my 3rd week of the challenge
My target is to be under 10st I haven’t got a time frame, but would like to be under 10st and maintain from there. The lightest I have been is 9st 7lb and that was back in April 2015.
After Christmas 2016 I weighed myself to start this no Junk food challenge. I was dreading the weigh in knowing how much I had consumed over Christmas. I had gained a further 7lbs and was at a weight of 11st.
Disclaimer: I am no nutritionist or personal trainer. All opinions are my own and what I write is what I have experienced through my 3 year weight loss journey. Losing 42lbs in a year, and trying to maintain for a further 2 years has had its ups and downs. I have learned so much and I am only sharing my tips and experiences with you guys.
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