Sunday 20 May 2018

How I lost a stone in 3 weeks with #XLS meal replacements!

I won't keep you reading too long to find out how much I've lost this week as I did kind of give it away in the title!

I lost...

Not a great amount, especially in comparison to the previous two weeks, however, it is a loss and it does mean that in the three weeks since I've been using XLS meal replacement shakes, I've lost a grand total of ONE STONE!


How I lost a stone in 3 weeks

I've been trying to lose weight albeit somewhat halfheartedly for over a year now and in all that time I haven't come close to the weight loss I've achieved in the last three weeks.

I've been having an XLS shake for breakfast and one for lunch (usually strawberry for breakfast and chocolate or vanilla for lunch) and then eating a low fat, calorie controlled meal in the evening each day.

For the first week, I was extraordinarily strict with myself and didn't snack at all or touch a drop of alcohol, however that proved difficult to keep up and in weeks two and three I started having a healthy snack such as fruit or a handful of nuts in the afternoon and sometimes in the evening. By week three I'd also treated myself to a glass of wine or two. I've seen the amount of weight I've lost decrease when I've allowed myself small indulgences, however, I've also been upping my exercise game and I've been doing a HIIT workout twice a week (on my lunch hour when I work from home) and walking a lot further.

Walking further with FITBIT

Back in January, I invested in a Fitbit, but until the last month or so I'd been forgetting to wear it for half the week. Since I've started the #Boostbuddies programme, I have been making sure I consistently wear the step counting device and have been challenging myself to go above and beyond my daily step goals, it was hard at first but the more I've done the easier I've found it to do more; last week along I achieved over 100,000 steps, which included exceeding 20,000 on three individual days! If you'd told me a month ago I could do that I would have laughed in your face!

I find joining a weekday or weekend challenge and pushing myself to compete with friends has really helped me to go outside of my comfort zone!


Going Forward

I've been thinking about where I want to be at the end of this programme in five weeks time and I'd love to double what I've achieved so far and make it a total of two stone which will be the kickstart to my weight loss I've been looking for! That will mean losing 2-3lbs each week for the next 5 weeks, this coming week I'm on holiday so it will really be a challenge for me, wish me luck!

You can read more about why I want to lose weight and catch up on my first and second-week XLS #Boostbuddies diet posts.

Don't forget, you can check out my video diary over on youtube.  and catch up with me on my social channels; on InstagramTwitter and Facebook,, I'd love your support and I need the motivation!

I will be back to update you next week on Monday..

Disclaimer: I have received free product and support from XLS during my weight loss journey, but am not being paid. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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