My cravings for junk food and sweet snacks have been quite bad this week. It’s mainly in the evening when we sit and chill after the chaos that comes with having two young children.

Cravings for sweet snacks.

Half Way!!!!

I am now just over halfway to my weight loss goal this week. It’s crazy how quickly it’s gone and I can’t believe how well I’ve stuck to it. My last few attempts at losing weight I have always got stuck at 210lbs and not been able to break through it. I usually get fed up and give up so this is the lightest I’ve been in years. My eldest is two and a half years old and has never seen me this small before.

Stats

Starting weight: 238lbs
Loss this week: 2lbs
Current weight: 206lbs

Total loss: 32lbs
Target weight: 175lbs
Weight left to lose: 31lbs

This Weekend

This weekend was the first time in a long time that we made no plans. It was so nice to just stay in and chill out. I was still ill so it gave me time to recover and concentrate on my diet again.

I wasn’t too strict with myself and had a meal deal for lunch one day and a bag of M&M’s. Apart from that, I have stuck to my diet quite easily.

This Week

The week started off with me still ill but I’m almost back to 100%. I didn’t think it would take this long.

Cravings have been hitting me hard this week. It hasn’t really been a problem for me seeing things I shouldn’t eat, like doughnuts or biscuits but this week I’ve been so tempted so many times.

To keep me motivated I keep reminding myself about having to write these posts every week. So far I haven’t had a week where I’ve gained weight or even stayed the same. I keep reminding myself that and I don’t want to be writing about gains anytime soon.

I may need to get some low Syn (calorie) treats just to get me by next week if I’m still craving.

My meal of the week isn’t actually a meal this week but it has kept me going over the last two weeks and I’ve been having them twice a day most days. Honey and lemon in hot water is a great way to soothe the throat and help clear my sinuses. They also have the added bonus of natural sugars, all the benefits of lemons and taste amazing.

Honey and Lemon
My favourite meal (drink) of the week – Honey and Lemon

Next Week

We are back to a weekend of plans, seeing some friends and family. I’m not sure how it will go for my diet but will be back at it again next week to fix any damage.

I’m also looking at adding it some type of resistance training while my hunt for a treadmill continues. This should build some muscle mass which means Ill burn more calories even when I’m resting.

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

How Do You Deal With Food Cravings?

Let me know how you get around your cravings in the comments below.

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