The First Day of My New Weight Loss Journey

I’ve noticed lately that my clothes are getting a little tighter, which means I’ve gained some weight. I’m not very happy about it and have wanted to do something about it but haven’t wanted to make a change in my diet. I love carbs, I love sugar and moderation is not even in my vocabulary. I’ve been feeling a little down lately too. Not just about my weight though. I’ve had really low self-esteem and have random outburst of tears that come out of nowhere. I definitely think it’s time to make some adjustments. I workout quite a lot. They say that that it starts with the kitchen and I honestly believe it. Working out alone, isn’t doing anything for me now. I want to produce proper results, so I’m going to document my progress on my blog, so it’s here, out in the open and I can’t cheat.

Last night I went to the store and bought some healthy foods. I also downloaded the app ‘MyFitnessPal’,Β  which is the app that lots of people use to track their calorie intake and workouts. It’s actually a really good app and it once helped me lose 30lbs!!!! So if it did it then, I am hoping it can do it again. But it all has to come from me. I have to learn how to control myself again. A couple of blogs ago, I mentioned that I have an addiction to Monster Energy drinks.. I won’t lie, I’ve had a couple since then but I’m not having more than one per day. Last night in the store, I decided that I’m not going to even bother with one per day. I’m DONE. It’s cold turkey time, babey!!! Time to let those bad boys go until I can lose some weight. Then I’ll assess the situation then.

This is what MyFitnessPal looks like. Super easy to use.


So far today, I’m doing good. Still going strong. I’m tracking my calories on MyFitnessPal, I’ve been drinking lemon water, instead of caffeinated drinks, I’ve eaten filling but healthy foods and I’ve been looking up healthy plant-based diets on YouTube. I feel really good so far and I’m confident I can make some change. I’m waiting on the withdrawals from the Monster Energy drinks which will probably start in a couple of hours and last about 5 days, but I’ll ride it out like I did with quitting coffee and smoking. I’m a little irritated that I can’t exercise due to my stupid foot injury, but I should be back up and running in the next week or so.

My goal is to lose 20lbs by the time I go to England in September.

My overall goal is to lose 30lbs in total!

I know it’s possible. It’s just a matter of how much I want it and how much work I’m willing to put into it. I’m feeling positive. The first week is the hardest. After that, it’s smooth(er) sailing. I know I’m going to have hard moments too. I get pretty down about myself, especially with how I look. I know that might make me a hypocrite as not long ago I was writing about learning to love my body how it is, but things change. I’m ready to go on a new journey and do as I’ve been promising myself for a long time.







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Hi, I'm Laura and welcome to my blog. I'm a thirty-year-old stay-at-home mum of 3, Photography student and horse owner. Here is my life. I like to write about my children, Photography, life lessons, advice, fitness and lots more! Enjoy!

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