Chris reaches important mile-stone!
PUBLISHED: 12:29 29 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 26 October 2009
OH My God! Fat Attack Fortnight has come to an end – and, for me, it has produced astonishing results. My new best friend Rosemary Conley states that in these first two weeks, dieters lose an average of 7lb. Well I doubled that, and have already shed a st
OH My God! Fat Attack Fortnight has come to an end - and, for me, it has produced astonishing results.
My new best friend Rosemary Conley states that in these first two weeks, dieters lose an average of 7lb.
Well I doubled that, and have already shed a stone.
Yes, you read correctly - 14 whole pounds in just 14 days.
It's an amazing achievement, even if I do say so myself, and has earned me two successive Slimmer of the Week certificates at the Saturday morning class I attend at Monk's Walk School in WGC.
It means I'm down to 14st 1/2lb, and suddenly my overall goal of 12st 4lb looks a hell of a lot nearer than it did at the turn of the year.
The regime has been surprisingly easy to stick to. I honestly thought I would have succumbed and found solace in the nearest takeaway by now, but that's not been the case.
I've followed the diet to the letter - eating the stated low Gi foods when I should, not snacking on chocolate or the like, and measuring food out in the supplied Portion Pots.
In fact, it's these pots that have made the biggest difference. I've quickly realised that a proper portion and my super-size idea of a portion are, to put it mildly, completely different.
The biggest test to my resolve was the second Tuesday - a day when I travelled to Anfield to watch Luton get hammered by Liverpool in an FA Cup replay.
Despite beer, burgers and hot dogs all calling my name (rather loudly), I managed to resist temptation and stuck to the sandwich and fruit I had taken along with me.
The fortnight has done exactly as it promised, and has given me tonnes of motivation to keep going.
Take this past week for example. Four times in just five days I have got up at 6am to either go running or hit the gym before work - I wasn't even that dedicated when I was marathon training!
Now Fat Attack Fortnight is over, the diet gets a little bit more lenient.
My calorie allowance has been upped from 1,200 to 2,000 a day - essential, as it stops my metabolism readjusting to cope with the lower amount.
And it includes the opportunity to have a treat, dessert and, more importantly, alcohol every day.
This dieting lark is more fun than I thought!
n The Rosemary Conley franchise is run in WGC by Lindsey Peters.
You can find out more about her classes, which include sessions in Ware and St Albans, by calling her on 01707 334229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org