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Week 15 - the week where I lost 10 kilos

Week 15: Monday 19th April - Sunday 25th April 2021

This week starts with aching stomach muscles.

Every time I cough, sneeze or clear my throat, I can feel the pain in my stomach. I think that's probably a good indication that yesterday's PT session, focused on core exercises, was a success. It probably also has something to do with the 7 day core exercise challenge I was doing last week.

A jog and some weight lifting

Monday and Wednesday are my PT session days this week.  Monday's session is a jogging session. Wednesday is all about weight lifting and upper-body strength. Monday's session is gentle-paced, with alternations between walking, slow-jogging and slightly faster jogging.

"You're doing really well!" remarks my PT. "You definitely wouldn't have been able to do this a few months ago."

Hill sprints

We also do 'hill sprints' as part of this session - where I have to sprint up and down a steep, grassy, gravelly bank, many times, as fast as I can.

That's not so much fun.

Apparently, I'm not going fast enough - so somewhat annoyingly, my PT decides to chase behind me, in an attempt to make me to go faster.

Left: PT Right: Me

A weight loss milestone

Rather excitingly, I end the week weighing in at 67.3kg. This means I've now lost just over 10kg since the start of January. It also means I'm around halfway through my weight loss journey now. My Renpho scales tell me that my ideal weight is 57.6kg - so just another 10kg to go to hit that goal.

The photo at the top of this page is me standing next to 10 kilos in bags of sugar, to show just how much weight I've lost. I was going to hold the bags of sugar - but I can't even hold that much sugar. It's crazy to think that all of this sugar used to exist on me, in the form of extra weight.

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This week I have been eating...

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: Two poached eggs.

Lunch: Mindful Chef's teriyaki salmon, crispy kale and choi sum (one third of a two portion recipe).

Snack: Two cups of tea, each with a dash of milk. One spoonful of grain free granola mix.

Dinner: Chicken breast with salad and potato.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: Baked beans on buttered toast (brown granary bread).

Snack: One cup of tea with a dash of milk. One spoonful of grain free granola mix. A banana.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's sirloin steak with roasted butternut and rocket salad.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: Two poached eggs.

Lunch: Baked beans on buttered toast (brown granary bread).

Snack: A banana.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's sirloin steak with roasted butternut and rocket salad.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: A banana.

Lunch: Mindful Chef's cod with sunflower seed, mint and basil pesto (one third of a two portion recipe).

Snack: One cup of tea with a dash of milk. One spoonful of grain free granola mix.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's spicy beef with quinoa and pak choi.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: A banana.

Lunch: Mindful Chef's cod with sunflower seed, mint and basil pesto (one third of a two portion recipe).

Snack: One cup of tea with a dash of milk. One spoonful of grain free granola mix. One pot of plain natural yoghurt.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's spicy beef with quinoa and pak choi.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: Another small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Lunch: Mindful Chef's cod with sunflower seed, mint and basil pesto (one third of a two portion recipe).

Snack: One cup of tea with a dash of milk. A banana.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's chicken piccata, roasted potatoes and green beans.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: Baked beans on buttered toast (brown granary bread) with two poached eggs.

Snack: None today.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's chicken piccata, roasted potatoes and green beans.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Up next - my weight loss journey week 16

My Weight Loss Journey - the week where I took a break
You would think he’d let me have a break - just for one week. But no. He’s completely relentless and has set me three gruelling homework sessions to fit in during my time away.

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