WEEK 3 RESULT – NO JUNK FOOD CHALLENGE (FAIL)

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.

As always thanks for reading. It means a lot, if you want to read more from me please follow my site if you love weight loss/fitness pages. I also do lifestyle and beauty posts too. Your feedback means a lot also so don’t be shy to comment and give your opinion. I would love to hear your experiences or tips you have learned, thanks.

Lifeofrhi

Week 2 RESULT – No Junk Food Challenge

It has been surprisingly easy to do this challenge. I haven’t missed anything off the list


Just a side note Chips are Crisps for me not fries because I think this list is American. Also I have added no Alcohol and no Fizzy Drinks. So really I have made it harder for myself.

I feel a lot better in myself, I attend 2 circuit classes a week and also try and run on the treadmill once or twice a week to get me back into cardio slowly.

If you haven’t read my 1st Week result of the challenge then (click here) but over there I explain my experience and what I ate in that week! I mentioned that I experienced my first ever migraine.. and I do believe a extreme change in diet is what caused it.

As I did in my 1st week result post I will show you what I ate during this 2nd week. To be honest I wasn’t so strict on myself. I consumed a lot more carbs this week but haven’t had any junk food, so 2 weeks of no junk food is pretty good.

After my weigh in I went for food to a seafood restaurant and got myself a lovely seafood linguini also had some fries. 


After this I was so full.. I couldn’t move which shows my stomach has shrunk a bit in a space of a week. The next day was back to normal but a lot more carbs this week.


As you can see a lot of carbohydrates. But I feel a lot thinner but I don’t have my hopes up for losing any weight on the scales this week.

I feel like I need some motivation so I went on my instagram to get some before and after pictures and I got this picture which gives me so much determination and motivaion. This picture goes back to my first ever before and after picture back to 3 years ago!! 


I’m writing this post the night before my weigh in.. So I’ll wake up and weigh myself like I did last week.

So here it goes…. WEEK 2 RESULT:

To be honest, I’m suprised I lost 2lb, but I’m not complaining! It’s a loss and thats all that counts! Don’t see much difference in pictures though.

Stay tuned for Week 3 Results next week. I might extend this challenge to do it the whole of January, we shall see.

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.

As always thanks for reading. It means a lot, if you want to read more from me please follow my site if you love weight loss/fitness pages. I also do lifestyle and beauty posts too. Your feedback means a lot also so don’t be shy to comment and give your opinion. I would love to hear your experiences or tips you have learned, thanks.

LifeofRhi x

Week 1 Result- No Junk Food Challenge

It’s been a week since I started the “No Junk Food Challenge”. To be honest I thought it would be much harder.


A week down and already I feel much better in myself and feel thinner too. 

I’m guessing you’re interested in how my first week went. I started Tuesday 3rd of January, the first day is always the easiest in my opinion. I didn’t prepare for the week ahead as I was planning on shopping the following Sunday. 

The only thing I want to discuss with you is my migraine experience. After starting the challenge Tuesday, the next day I started to have a huge headache, so to help control it I would have a cup of black coffee and try and avoid taking pain killers. This headache continued through out the week. By friday my eyesight got a lot worse (I wear glasses anyway) I got a blurry vision in my left eye which I couldn’t see out of. I needed to get home from work so I drove home (really shouldn’t have). I got home, straight to bed lights off took a painkiller and by this time I was in so much pain. Felt like someone was clamping my head, the pressure was unreal. That was the first migraine I ever had, hopefully the last. 

My understanding is that the extreme change in diet is what caused this migraine. So please be careful when going on a diet that you do gradually cut things out rather than going cold turkey like I did. I woke up after that and felt a lot better. My body had gotten used to the change in diet by now and I can carry on with no headache.

My meals for the first week were fairly simple, soups, salads, oats, chicken and basically found stuff in the fridge and cupboards to use.


I wasn’t restricting myself from carbohydrates as I usually do. I knew I would starve if I didn’t include carbs in my diet. As usual I go check out Joe Wicks Lean in 15 books for inspiration and recipies for low carb meals.

For my sweet tooth I have bought a bag of raisins, I would have about 6-8 of these after my lunch, just to curb that sweet craving. And for savoury snacks I have a bag of almonds and I get about 6-7 of them when I’m hungry. I consume about 2-3 litres of water a day and 2-3 cups of black coffee. 

Not expecting a big loss really. I’ve also attended some circuit classes inbetween. Haven’t got myself to get back into running yet, but will do very soon! I find running to help me lose weight the most. 

The moment of truth.. THE RESULTS OF WEEK 1:

Before picture: 11st 00lb


After picture: 

Follow my site to be updated on my result after the 21 days are over. I’m sure you are as intreagued as I am on how no junk food works. Cross fingers there will be more great results.

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.

As always thanks for reading. It means a lot, if you want to read more from me please follow my site if you love weight loss/fitness pages. I also do lifestyle and beauty posts too. Your feedback means a lot also so don’t be shy to comment and give your opinion. I would love to hear your experiences or tips you have learned, thanks.

LifeofRhi x

I’M BACK WITH A WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

It’s been a year since I’ve started my blog. 

I’ve been away so long.. I even have my Thailand blog post which was back at the beginning of October to finish and post 🙈

I’m back because, guess what… I had a massive break over the last 3 months of 2016 and ate what I wanted and was out drinking and really wasn’t inspired to write as I didn’t feel right in doing so.

If I’m not in the right mind set then I can’t write my true opinions and experiences with you guys.

But here I am… 2017! New year. Last year at the beginning of January I managed to lose 10lbs in 2 weeks… that’s right 2 weeks!!


Why don’t you go follow my instagram.. I’ll be updating everyone on there on my NEW CHALLENGE OF JANUARY 2017!!!

Looking at that picture makes me so sad because I just took a picture for my “before” for this challenge and I got to say I haven’t felt this big in so long.

So it’s a new challenge I found on facebook and I took a screen shot and I knew I wanted to try my best and do it.


Yes, the No Junk Food Challenge.. sounds pretty horrifying to me! As you know from previous posts I am just a very big foodie! So food and junk is just something I love. 

For 21 days I am going to do the challenge and also include No Alcohol and No Fizzy Drinks. So I’ll be documenting it on my instagram most often, I will post on here to keep you guys updated too. But for now I will leave my before picture and weight so you guys can see how much I have gained.

I’m trying to be as real with you guys and telling you everything that I have gained weight and that I’m ashamed! I hope you appreciate that and that you’re exited for a new year and more posts from me.

And I would like to take a minute to thank you guys for supporting me on this journey. It’s been a year since I started my blog it was before my YouTube channel. Both are growing slowly! So I thank you all..

Now for the dreaded before pic and weight… bare in mind as I’m writing this I weighed myself.. and I want to cry! I’m 11st… the last time I weighed myself I was 10st 9lb and I’m not sure when that was but Jan last year I weighed 9st 11lb.. 2016 wasn’t a good year for me guys..


I’m also inserting my diet plan for the next few weeks for you to see what I’ll be following. I wont be this strict I will alternate stuff and add some more things..

I am very fussy with healthy food that’s why this diet plan looks very strict.. but it’s all I will eat.


Again.. thanks very much for my first year on my blog. Looking forward to be posting regularly and keeping you updated.

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.

As always thanks for reading. It means a lot, if you want to read more from me please follow my site if you love weight loss/fitness pages. I also do lifestyle and beauty posts too. Your feedback means a lot also so don’t be shy to comment and give your opinion. I would love to hear your experiences or tips you have learned, thanks.

lifeofrhi 

I Feel So Honoured

I am so exited to share that I am in “Top Weight Loss Bloggers 2016” from 2 amazing companies.

http://m.diettogo.com and http://www.musclefitnessandnutrition.com had got in touch with me regarding their “Top Weight Loss Blogger Lists of 2016” and I’m in them which blew my mind. 

My response was “I never really knew that people read my blog, but it proves that some people do take notice.”

I would just like to thank both companies for including me in both lists. It does genuinely make me feel so honoured and it just motivates me to carry on with my blog.

I have been slacking on providing new posts on my blog recently as I have been concentrating on making new YouTube videos. It does take a lot of time to make blog posts, but for me it’s more of a hobby and it’s something I love to do, and it just goes to show that people do take notice of what I put my time and effort into and it means so much.

I’ll show you my place in the lists so you can have a look at what they had to say..


These are the links to their lists if you’re interested in more weight loss bloggers:
http://www.musclefitnessandnutrition.com/blogs/weight-loss-blogs/ and http://diettogo.com/blog/top-100-inspirational-weight-loss-bloggers

Thank you for reading. I promise to do a lot more blog posts and look out for a 4 week weight loss video I have been working on. 

Disclaimer: I am no personal trainer or nutritionist. I am me and all the posts on LifeofRhi are all my own opinion from experience. I have lost 42lbs in the past and I am only trying to find out ways to maintain or lose weight and share my journey with you guys.