I have taken my first steps to a new me and completed my first week.

This week I have lost 4.5lbs!! Which I am really happy with. I only started Monday and will be weighing myself every Friday morning. So 4.5lbs in four days is amazing for me. I am now 233.5lbs and 58.5 away from my goal of 175lbs.


During the weekend I sat down with my wife and created a meal plan for the week. I find this to be the best way for me to stay on track if I already know what meals we’re having. I also look forward to a few of them.
It’s a great way to get rid of the “What do you want for dinner?”, ” I don’t know what do you want?” trap we are usually stuck in as well.

As it was the my last weekend before I started eating well I chose to use this as an excuse to eat rubbish as much as I could. I’m not sure this was the best mindset to have. However when it came to sunday evening I planned to have a big takeaway with all the works. This was to be my “last supper” if you like. When it came to it though, I decided I didn’t want it and settled for a bag of M&M’s in the evening.

This Week

As this is my first week to a new me, it’s usually the easiest as it hasn’t been too long since I had something unhealthy. My cravings for junk food have gone for now . I am drinking only water throughout the day and a can of Diet Coke with my salad at lunch. The Slimming world diet allows for this. As I move forward and change my eating habits I want to drink just water.

I have had nice meals for dinner which are still healthy for me. My favourate meal this week has been Pasta meatballs, with a homemade healthy sauce, Quorn meatballs and veg, made by my amazing wife.

Healthy Pasta Meatballs helping to create a new me
My favourite meal of the week – Pasta Meatballs

Next Week

The meals my wife and I have had this week are our “go to” meals when we want to be healthy. Which means I havn’t tried anything new this week, so I want to spice things up with different meal choices and find something new to eat.

I will also be looking at adding some daily exercises into my week as I haven’t done any yet. When I have room in my office which may not be for a few months I will be buying a treadmill to run on most mornings before work. Until then I will be looking at other aerobic exercises to help shed the weight and improve my finess.

Check out my full journey here:

The Journey Begins Here And This Is My Plan
Week 1 The First Steps To A New Me – 4.5lbs Down
Week 2 More Energy Already – 4lbs Down
Week 3 Motivation – 2 lbs Down
Week 4 Progress Picture – 2.5lbs Down
Week 5 Clothes Fitting Better – 2.5lbs Down
Week 6 Wrong Choices – 1lb Down
Week 7 Back On Track – 3.5lbs Down
Week 8 More Progress Pictures – 1lb Down
Week 9 More Focused – 3lbs Down
Week 10 Still Going Strong – 3lbs Down
Week 11 Disappointing – 0.5lbs Down
Week 12 Damn You Man Flu – 2.5lbs Down
Week 13 Food Cravings – 2lbs Down
Week 14 Distractions – 1lb Down
Week 15 Time Out – 1.5lbs Down
Week 16 Seeing A Difference – 0.5lbs Down
Week 17 Started Exercising – 0lbs Down
Week 18 Changes To My Diet – 1.5lbs Down
Week 19 Weight Gain – 1lb Up
Week 20 People Noticed – 2lbs Down
Week 21 Started Cardio – 1lb Down
Week 22 Burning Fat – 2.5lbs Down
Week 23 Sweating – 0.5lbs Down
Week 24 The Week Before Christmas – 1lb Down
Week 25 Christmas Week – 3.5lbs Up
Week 26 A New Year – 1lb Up
Week 27 Back To It – 2lbs Down
Week 28 Crazy Busy Week – 1lb Down
Week 29 Celebrating – 2lbs Up
Week 30 Back On The Bike – 3.5lbs Down
Week 31 Slow Going – 0.5lbs Down
Week 32 Some Progress – 0.5lbs Down
Week 33 Unmotivated – 1.5lbs Up
Week 34 I Need A Break – 2lbs Up

Can You Help Create A New Me?

Do you have any favourate meals that you can’t go without? Do you have a great exercise routine that you swear by? Let me know in the comments below.

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