Cambridge Weight Plan: Month Three

It’s been three months since I decided to start the Cambridge Weight Plan and it’s been the best decision I’ve made in a long time. Looking back at pictures from the start of the year, I can’t quite believe how much weight I had gained. Now, I’m watching the scales go down and the confidence I had all but lost is slowly coming back.

That being said, this month has seen the worst progress thus far. I started March with a steady 2lbs loss, which increased to a 3lbs loss the following week before slowing to a 1lb loss the next week. I then took a trip to Rome and let myself have a few days off to enjoy myself. My consultant likened it to parking a car on a long journey for a break, before getting back in the driver’s seat and continuing. On my return, I was steeling myself for a gain, but I’m pleased to say I only put on 1lb. That brought my total weight loss in March to 5lbs.

Compare that to my 16lbs loss in month one and 8lbs loss in month two, it’s a bit disappointing. But, this month did see me hit the two stone off mark, which is something to be proud of. In fact, I need to remind myself that losing 29lbs in just three months is pretty remarkable. The Cambridge diet is hard work and it requires commitment and sacrifice to see results. But, seeing the difference in my body already, especially my face, is enough to drive me to keep going.

I’ve also not been sticking to it 100% each week, but I’m still seeing results. As I’m currently on Step 2, I’m supposed to be restricted to 800 calories a day. On occasions where I don’t stick to this, I’ll make up for it by having only 600 calories the next day and sometimes the day after that, too. It’s a hack of sorts, as I’ve found it tends to even itself out by the time it comes to face the scales again. At the end of the day, weight loss is a numbers game – it’s all about learning to play it.

As for the products, my routine has changed slightly. For the first two months, I had porridge every single morning for breakfast and a bar last thing at night. Now, I’m pretty fed up of porridge, so tend to have a shake, smoothie or bar for breakfast, and alternate what I have at night depending on this. Having a lemon yoghurt bar with a cup of tea first thing in the morning has become one of my favourite things to do. I’ve also fallen in love with all the shakes available, especially the toffee and walnut, vanilla, and strawberry ones.

This month I’ve learned what works for me on the Cambridge Weight Plan. I don’t beat myself up for not following it religiously every single day, but compromise when I know I’ve had more than my daily allowance. Now the nights are longer, I need to focus on increasing my exercise and keep motivated to reach that three stone mark.

Until next time,
Donna

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