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.

Side note: Chips are crisps, and I added no Fizzy Drinks and no Alcohol to the list myself.

Here’s a list of what foods I actually avoided and didn’t touch in the 21 day challenge:

  • Candy
  • Biscuits
  • Cake, Donuts, Muffins
  • White bread
  • Crisps
  • Nutella, peanut butter and naughty spreads
  • Ice cream
  • Alcohol

 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

I might do a post to update you guys on how the 16 days went. Let me know if you would be interested in some weekly updates.

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.

I since then I had been maintaining and eventually gained 14lbs before Christmas 2016 and was at 10st 7lb.

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.

That was only 21lbs away from my biggest weight 12st 7lb. I seriously wanted to cry.

Hopefully I will lose 11lbs or more before summer and then maintain. Wish me luck guys, I will keep you updated and as usual post some tips and experiences in the upcoming weeks.

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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