Well thank carbs for that; I finished my challenge!!!! As I could have predicted I lost literally a butt-load of weight. I don’t actually know how much (I wasn’t organised enough to weigh myself before I started, I don’t even know anyone who owns scales), but it was a bra size and a pants size. The best part is that I can finally fit back into the clothes I brought over from New Zealand pre Heathrow injection.
After the first couple of days the going was actually quite easy. It was ridiculously important to plan ahead and take at least two of the four-five meals to work with me. That way all ‘choice’ was taken out of it and the 3pm hunger pangs didn’t end in a chocolaty high.
I’m still not too sure how I feel about this challenge. Yes I lost a lot of weight, but I don’t think drastically eliminating food groups is actually the way to go about it. I think that if the 21 Day Challenge included a portion of dairy each day, a portion of carbs, and a couple of pieces of fruit it is actually something that I could stick to long term.
So in conclusion I don’t really know how I feel about the 21 Day Challenge. There were hard bits, but if you were organised it was manageable. It definitely got results, but I don’t agree with the way it does it. So I guess it was something that was an interesting temporary challenge to undertake?
The only major downside is the amazing new shorts I purchased in New York that are now too big for me. So for the next few days I am going to be doing a reverse 21 Day Challenge with nothing but carbs, dairy and sugar until I can fit them. Nothing like a bit of yo-yo dieting to keep things interesting.