“Scales are my worst enemy” Vicky Randall’s five stone weight loss latest
VICKY Randall has set herself the epic challenge of losing five stone, in her second blog she talks about planning meals and why she has gone vegetarian.
UNFORTUNATELY, this month I learnt that you can’t run from scales, no matter how hard you try.
That dreaded moment when you step on and pray to yourself that they don’t know about the chocolate you were binge eating the night before, or the takeaway you had last week; but they always know, those sneaky devils.
So, I knew I had to turn this all around, and fast, as the quicker you notice a slip and catch it, the more chance you have of getting on track with your weight loss.
Remember, it is okay to slip up and long as you don’t give up, after all, no one said this was going to be easy.
One of the first things I did was make a meal plan for the week, less than a day in and I already knew it was working, I was sticking to the meals and I’d even given myself a few healthy snacks so I wasn’t even missing chocolate too much.
The next thing I did was start going on a short walk everyday, I’m lucky in that I have a big park right at the end of my road so I have somewhere nice to go.
However, if you don’t have somewhere scenic to go I would recommend finding a home workout. This works well for me, as I was always felt a bit self-conscious going out for a run, and at home you don’t need to worry about that.
Read Vicky Randall’s first weight-loss challenge blog here…
Another big change I went through this month, is that I went vegetarian. Obviously, I’m not recommending this for everyone, as it is a very personal choice. However, one of the reasons I did this is for my health (and I find it limits the amount of takeaway choices). It was hard at first, walking past KFC when I was starving hungry, but it does get easier, I promise!
All in all this has not been a great month for me; I’ve found that as I focus on my body my flaws become clearer to me and my insecurities soar. So I’ve got one important message to relay in this issue, women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful, and if someone ever tells you any different, don’t believe them, not for one second.
It is not what’s on the outside that counts, but what’s on the inside. A cliché, maybe, but it is also the truest thing you will ever read.
Vicky Randall, 21, is a media student at Teesside University and can be found tweeting at @Vickyinthemedia