Cambridge Weight Plan: Month Six

I can’t quite believe I’ve managed six whole months on the Cambridge Weight Plan! Half a year of willpower and determination is paying off in ways I couldn’t imagine. I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve been in years, as I’ve started to regain the body confidence I’d well and truly lost. Looking back on how I felt, the feeling of hopelessness and despair, and knowing I managed to find the strength to make a change is the most wonderful thing.

Let’s get to the numbers then, shall we? Naturally, the smaller you become, the less there is of you to lose, so the numbers aren’t quite as impressive as they were at the beginning of my journey. This month was also a funny one, as I had a mini-break to England and missed a weigh-in. That meant my total weight loss for June was 4lbs. Compare that to the 16lbs I lost in the first month and it seems like not very much at all, but I’m still thrilled to be losing weight each month. In fact, throughout my entire six month journey, I have only ever put on weight twice and that was both after holidays. I’m now just a few pounds away from four stone gone!

So, what about non-scale victories? Apart from regaining confidence, being able to fit back into some beautiful clothes that have been waiting patiently in my wardrobe is the best feeling. The only thing that really beats it is having to get rid of clothes that no longer fit and being able to buy new ones in a much smaller size! While I am losing weight for my own sake (because if you’re doing it for someone else, you’re doing it for the wrong reason), receiving compliments from those who have watched me transform is so lovely. I’ve even had comments from people who didn’t know I was on the Cambridge diet, but could clearly see I’d lost weight. I’ve also noticed my fitness significantly improving over the last few weeks of intense workouts. It feels great to be able to push myself that little bit further each time and discover what my body is truly capable of. Who would’ve thought I’d actually grow to love Body Attack?!

But, it’s not all been plain sailing this month. Despite losing almost four stone, I’ve been going through waves of doubt and self-loathing. There are times when I still feel, in the simplest of terms, fat. That’s because I’m nowhere near “skinny”; I’ve fought so hard, but I’m still only “average-sized”. But, what I need to remind myself is there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. My body will tell me when it’s had enough and I do believe I’m reaching that point. I’ll never be truly thin and that’s okay; it’s just my body type. I also need to remind myself that I’ve come a damn long way to be “average” and that’s worth celebrating!

So, as I start my seventh month on the Cambridge Weight Plan, I’m feeling proud and positive. I’m getting closer and closer to where I want to be and know I’ll get there if I keep trying. I’ve only got a few months left until I’m a bridesmaid in September, the goal that started it all, and I’m no longer dreading the dress fitting – I’m looking forward to getting dolled up and feeling fabulous, darling!

Until next time,
Donna

2 Comments

  1. Karen Broadhead

    July 21, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Donna, I have literally started the plan today and your blog has given me so much hope and inspiration to succeed. Knowing that the occasional treat will not cause sudden death is invaluable as we are all human after all. If I could lose half the weight you have lost in six months I will be the happiest person alive as weight loss and I don’t usually appear in the the same sentence!! Thank you. Xx

    1. Donna

      July 21, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      Aww Karen, this comment made my day ❤️ You can absolutely do it, the first couple of weeks are the hardest but you’ll be surprised how quickly you get into a routine. And yes, it’s so important not to beat yourself up if you go off-plan! It’s just calorie counting at the end of the day, so you can just make up for it. Good luck!! xx

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