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Lose 14kg in under 3 months – How and why I did it

April 8, 2015
lose 14kgs in 3 months

I am not a doctor, dietitian or nutritionist and what worked for me, might not work for you. This is just my story of what I did. Before anyone mentions “Oh but you’re still a fatass”, I will fully admit, yes I am a fatass, but I’m working on it, and no I’m not procrastinating.

Mid-December 2014 I was probably at my lowest in terms of self-esteem. My diet was terrible for a while and attending multiple year-end functions and lunches with co-workers did not help (I worked straight through December). By the time Christmas came around, I was bloated, gained a lot of weight and too afraid to step onto the scale. Most of my clothes were too tight and many an item strained at the seams. I bought a new pair of jeans in a larger size because most of my pants were so tight that they cut into my tummy when I sat at my desk at work. Not long after, these jeans also began to fit tightly. Despite this, I couldn’t stop eating but I knew something needed to be done.

On 28 December 2014, I weighed myself. The scale showing the highest number I ever seen. It was time for a change. I didn’t have much of a plan, except to eat as little low calorie foods as possible. I went to gym 3 to 4 times a week, doing a combination of spinning and strength training. My aim was to workout 6 to 7 days a week, but yeah that didn’t happen. I lost 4 kgs in 2 weeks.

Tired of crying into my dry, boring salads and bingeing every 3 days, I decided to make a change in my approach to food. Instead of focusing on eating foods with as little calories as possible in them. I decide to focus on eating foods that will give my body the nutrients it needs and not focus on how much calories they have. Halfway into January I decided to do Reboot, a detox by the Sleek Geek community. Instead of the normal 30 days, I rebooted for approximately 40 and finished Reboot on 28 February 2015. I lost 10 kgs on Reboot. Near the end of January I won a spot in the Sleek Geek 8 week Transformation challenge and participated in Heat 2. I didn’t lose as much weight as I hoped. In actual fact, I lost more weight before the challenge, than I did on it. I am however considering participating in their next challenge.

Since I stopped Reboot, it’s been a struggle. My weight plateaued until 2 weeks ago, when I picked up 2 kgs. I tried doing Reboot again, but failed miserably. I’m trying to figure out what to do next and perhaps seek professional help from a nutritionist, personal trainer or online coach. Just need to do my research and decide on a course of action.

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