Article by Fabafterfifty
The plus points: I am on day 7, and thrilled to say that I have more energy, can see the results are starting to be noticeable, and am today wearing the ‘snug’ jeans which aren’t as snug as the day I started and are now comfortable to wear. Very motivational!
The downside: Something I didn’t mention in my first blog post- I don’t eat meat , although I do eat chicken and fish, so I have found myself getting a little bored and have missed not having my fruit and vegetables. I am looking forward to receiving the book which apparently offers recipes and a little more variety for the ‘attack’ phase. I managed to resist all offers of nibbles and the most delicious looking cupcakes which I was offered at an event I attended yesterday. Although I have to confess to accepting a glass of bubbly- it seemed rude not to!
Although they say that you can stick to this phase for up to 10 days, I think I might go the next phase starting this evening when we are out having dinner with friends it will be good to see a little colour in the way of vegetables on the plate.
We have had an invitation to join some people at Ascot Races in June. So, to motivate myself to stick to stage 2, I have taken out a dress which I bought to wear to Ascot 10 years ago- its an all-time favourite (I can’t believe I splurged on Valentino back then- being single had some advantages!) but too tight . My next goal is to fit into the dress. Can I look as good in it at 50 as I did at 40? I will soon find out!
My OH has been following the programme too- although he has been trying to convince me that his daily packet of twiglets are allowed!
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
Hope everyone else following the plan is being successful too. Good luck !