weigh in day

Feb 8, 2016 | 8 comments


Weigh in day today. Every dieter knows that Monday is the ‘day that counts’. This week, I have been eating soup with lashings of double cream in it, confit de canard, lots of cheese, olive oil on everything, roast chicken with skin, avocados, tons of almonds, black pudding, sausages  and dozens of eggs.


I have been following the diet I have been instructed to follow and working out more than I believed possible.

I can see and feel a difference now. I am an apple shape, which means that fat deposits preferentially around my middle, so any gain, or loss, is very apparent on my stomach.

I have lost 2lbs of what must be solid fat this week. I say must be solid fat as measurements are reducing far more than 2lbs would indicate.

I am so encouraged, I can’t quite believe it. I feel hungrier on this high fat diet than on the previous one as it has less bulk. But it only takes the smallest amount of willpower to stick to it. Unlike on my previous efforts where I would feel so hungry all the time, it was a triumph to get through one whole day, and that, of course, makes no difference whatsoever.

So, early days still, and optimism abounds.



  1. Lesley

    well done you! A stone is a big milestone

    I don’t mind being patient, so long as something is happening and I love the idea of cake is a vice – you are so right! Sweet things of all kinds are my downfall. But at least I can cut them out and be very aware of if I have any, unlike food generally, which we have to continue to have. Every day

  2. Chrissie

    Well done, this is a different diet to the one I’m on but you are working out and I’m not and I think I need to start now. My weigh in day is Tuesday and another 2 and a half gone this week so 1 and a half and that will be stone number 1 gone! A long way to go but patience is a virtue and cake is a vice!!!

  3. Lesley

    No, not really. It’s lovely having scrambled eggs with lots of butter in and various other high fat goodies, no sugary ones though, too many carbs.

    I have enough calories not to feel hungry, but still ache just as much after the workouts. I could do with a nice deep bath to soak in. We do have a bath, but it’s the standard British size and too short for a lanky person like me, so my knees are up by my ears and I can’t really get much of me in the water. It’s not deep enough either. I usually shower

  4. Lesley

    I’m glad I’m just doing the high fat thing for a few weeks, I wouldn’t want to do it long term. Although while I am, I’m enjoying all kinds of things I don’t usually have

  5. Lesley

    I had no idea what cloud bread was, had to google it! It looks intriguing and certainly worth a go. It does indeed fit in with my current plan, I shall def be making some of those

  6. misspiggy

    Thank you so much for sharing your diet and exercise programme, it’s fascinating. Do you find the high fat diet is making the exercise easier; fewer aches and pains, and so on?

  7. Alison

    P.S. have you cooked cloud bread yet? May sit well with your current plan. If you haven’t how about testing it out? I won’t comment until you 🙂

  8. Alison

    well done you!! I did a similar diet a couple of years ago – did really well initially but – forbidden fruit etc. I lost 4 stones last year which I am pretty much keeping off – old school red days, using extra calories, not forgoing treats, going out for dinner. The two big cruxes were 1) who am i doing this for, and why? Do you want to do it? You know what works, eat less and more sensibly and move more, and (2) Cut the portion sizes and stop when you’re full. Also, forget the mealtime regime – little, often and high quality filling protein as snacks. Worked for me. After high fat diet, I couldn’t bear to look at broccoli and stilton soup again!

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