A Better, Brighter Me. My Health and Fitness Plan Week 3

A Better, Brighter Me. My Health and Fitness Plan Week 3

IMG_0297Welcome to week 3 of my health and fitness plan. It is a little later than usual because I wanted to give myself a full week on the newest diet that I am trialling. I started The New You Plan last Monday and I weighed in at exactly the same as I had at my weigh in on the Friday – 179.6lbs. I know the reason for this and I will explain why in my diet section. I have also found two classes at the 1610 Gym in Crewkerne this week that I absolutely love and will be sticking to. Again, more information below.

My Diet.

I finished off the Paleo diet on Saturday and then reviewed it last week. Then, Sunday, I slightly relaxed by having a sensible roast dinner with roasted sweet potatoes and vegetables. I indulged in 4 profiteroles and some ice cream before starting the biggest challenge so far in this journey last Monday. I did weigh myself on the day I started and was exactly the same as the previous Friday. I blame that on the profiteroles!

The New You Plan is a total food replacement diet which I will be following for 4 weeks. It is based on 4 packets a day, 4 litres of water a day and 2 or 3 snacks a week – all ketosis-friendly. On top of that you are allowed up to 250mls of skimmed milk per day and green or peppermint tea but NO fruit as they would take you out of ketosis. I have to say that it has been really hard. Tuesday afternoon I felt like punching someone but going to the gym got that out of my system! The portions are tiny and I have to say that this diet is not for the people with a lack of willpower! I have completely stuck to it and, as the week has gone on, I have felt better and better.

Diet Week 3

I have started to eat my meals with a teaspoon as I want to fool my stomach into thinking it has eaten more. It does kind of work! My ‘treat’ is a milky coffee with sweetner each afternoon and I have found something to occupy myself on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the form of my photography course and Tuesday and Thursday is the gym. Grace and Ross kindly eat their evening  meals whilst I am doing these things. Although, I have got to the stage where I don’t mind now and even walked into a fish and chip shop on Saturday for them!

Doing this diet for another 3 weeks is not going to be easy but I believe that it is going to be SO worth it.

Foods which weren’t for me

My least favourite packet food from the New You Plan is the chicken noodle curry. A bit watery for me.

Foods I loved

I can’t really say that I ‘loved’ them! But I really enjoyed the Spicy Noodle Nosh, Vegetable Chilli and Pasta Carbonara. The chocolate shakes are my favourites and I add 3 cubes of ice when blending it to make it more ‘creamy’. The bars are good too.

My Exercise

Exercise Week 3

I thought I would share some images of my results from the Epson Pulsense. These are from Thursday which was the best day I had for exercise last week.

I am still doing my squats every day. I have also really stepped up the walks to and from school. It is a 25 minute walk and coming home is all uphill. I went to an all-female gym class on both Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesdays is Fitness Pilates and I really enjoyed it. There was a lot of stretching and putting yourself into strange positions. Then, on Thursdays, it is Piloxing. A form of boxing mixed with pilates but much higher intensity. You really do have to up the pace and I couldn’t do all the boxing moves due to my elbow but I certainly made up for it with my legs. Della and Michelle are both fantastic teachers and are really enthusiastic. It is safe to say that I have found my favourite classes and I really love the atmosphere at 1610 – a group of really friendly people.

General Wellbeing

Despite starting the week in a funk, I feel absolutely great now! Everyone is noticing how much brighter I look and how much more relaxed and happy I am. I went back for my follow-up homeopathy appointment on Saturday and, since my first appointment, I feel like I have really made so many improvements. I feel lighter too! I treated myself to two new pairs of LA Gear jogging bottoms and a hoodie on Saturday. This has always been one of my favourite makes and I couldn’t pass up the bargain of two pairs of bottoms for £10!


I wasn’t overly happy with my 1.4lb loss on paleo but I was really excited to see how the New You Plan worked for me.

Weight at the beginning of my diet: 187lbs

Weight last Monday: 179.6lbs

Weight this Monday: 175.8lbs

Loss for the week: 3.8lbs

Total Loss so far: 11.2lbs

Starting BMI: 27.2

Current BMI: 26.0

I am really pleased with the results I am seeing so far and will be interested to see what happens next week. I have decided that my first proper target is to get back into the proper BMI for my height. To do that I need to be under 170lb – so this is what I am gunning for at the moment and is the reason why I have started to include it.

 Disclosure: I was sent the the Epson Pulsense and  4 weeks of the New You Plan together with 2 months membership at 1610 gym for review as part of my health and fitness plan, however all words and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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  1. February 16, 2015 / 10:12 am

    Well done on a super first week! I used to favour the chocolate shakes and would blend ice in with them too to make it frothier. I love how you are using little cheats to make it easier and fool your body – you are doing so well bring on the next 3 weeks! 🙂
    #WeightLossWednesday x
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  2. February 15, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    That does sound like a challenging diet, but if it brings results it will be worth it. Good luck!

  3. February 13, 2015 / 11:28 am

    Looks like you’re doing really well. I’d really struggle with no fruit, as I snack throughout the day, so veg is so much harder and duller to snack on. 4 litres of water a day is huge though…I drink around 2.5l but I’m not sure I could fit any more in.
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  4. February 13, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Hi Victoria, it is great to hear you sounding so upbeat and positive (something an almost 4lb weight loss does for a girl, I’m sure). If the New You Plan is working for you then stick with it.

    Once you finish with the meal replacements do you slowly convert back to a sensible and balanced diet?…Do you get the advice and support you may need to convert back to normal eating?
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      February 15, 2015 / 8:21 pm

      They have a face book group that is a great help of info and support and they also have a refeed witch you useful ease yourself back to normal healthy eating I’ve lossed 2 1/2 st with them so far

  5. February 11, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Wow! You are dedicated & you are doing GREAT! Well done!

    I am popping over from #AllAboutYou – Thank you for linking up!

    Angele (cohost at #AllAboutYou)

  6. February 11, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Well done…. great weight loss so far. That diet you are on just now sounds really difficult…good luck with it this week x

  7. February 9, 2015 / 10:46 pm

    Nobody could accuse you of not taking action and here is to getting those BMI figures where we want them to be.
    There are so many different ways to tackle the weight loss thing and I think the key is finding the right one for you as the individual you are.
    Wishing you all the best and thanking you for linking up with Muffin Top Monday and for your support
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  8. February 9, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    It sounds like you are doing brilliantly and it’s great that people are starting to notice you looking more relaxed and happy. Well done for sticking with that diet and keeping going even when it was really tough – I don’t think I could do it! xx #BloggingtoJogging
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  9. February 9, 2015 / 8:39 am

    well done on sticking at it, not something I could do. Hope you achieve your lower BMI soon, that will be a great psychological boost
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