Cambridge Weight Plan: Week 2 Weigh-In

I just went to my nearest Cambridge Weight Plan Centre to have myself weighed and my measurements taken.

I told myself I wouldn’t weigh myself at home during the week, but somehow found myself hopping on and off the scales at random moments during the day (and night!). As usual, it was a mistake as the scales never wavered.

Anyway, so I went in and weighed myself.

Last week I lost 1.7 kilos. I was disappointed. BUT, when I thought about it again, I realised I’d lost 5 kilos over the last two weeks. That’s better!

So measurements and weight loss over the last two weeks:

Kilos lost: 5 kilos

Inches lost from:

Waist: 4.8 inches

Hips: 2 inches

Chest: 1 inch

Arms: None

Thighs: None

I was thoroughly pleased with myself. However, I was also a little surprised that nothing had come off my thighs. I can tell from the way my trousers and shorts fit that something must have come off. So I decided to measure them myself once I got home.

According to my own measurements, I’ve lost 2.5 inches from each thigh. Because of that, I thought I’d better do all the measurements myself!

So here they are…

Waist: 4.8 inches

Hips: 4 inches

Chest: 2.5 inches

Arms: None

Thighs: 2.5 inches (each thigh)

I wonder if I’ve done it incorrectly… Oh well – I’m going with it!

I think this will be my last week. I can’t hack the no eating thing any more. And… I kind of miss exercising (shock, horror).

Onwards and upwards!

 

A Weighty Issue

As we all know, I have some concerns about my body (it’s too round) and my weight (I’m too heavy). It’s affected my confidence and general… I don’t know the word I’m looking for. I’ve been trying to lose weight – but have found it difficult to stick to anything long-term.

And now, I’ve finally realised what my problem is. Choices.

See – I was fine doing the Clean 9, right? I got into it, I felt good, I exercised – the whole lot. My downfall is when I have choices… I mean we all like having options – but when it comes to food, choices don’t suit me. Days 1 & 2 were hard – but I could do it. Because there it all was in front of me:

Take X amount of ‘this’ in the morning. Take ‘this’ for a snack. Take X amount of ‘this’ at this time… Easy, no? I didn’t have to think about it.

Days 3 – 9 were a bit more difficult. When I’m told, have a healthy meal and make sure it’s only X amount of calories, I struggle. Maybe I’m just lazy? Thinking of something healthy, weighing the food out, etc. And it’s no secret that I’m a ‘can’t cook, won’t cook’ type of person! Yes, I think I’m just lazy. Also – if I’m out for dinner or something, I tend to eat everything I see. I’m not joking.

Anyway, so my plan was to do the Clean 9 again once I got back from London. But then what? I was even going to move onto FIT1 after that. But again – it’s too many choices of meals! James told me it was really easy – instead of eating meals, I should just eat fruit. Could I do that, though?

But then…

Before I left, I heard about Cambridge Weight Plan (CWP). I read about it. And then I read some more. And then re-read what I’d already read. And I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I could do this!

As far as I can tell, CWP came to Nigeria in 2010 (I think?). I’m not going to go into the whole how it works and what you do – please click the links above. The first link is for the UK site and the second for the Nigeria site.

All the consultants are fully trained. And the products are only available through a CWP consultant.

The success stories are amazing! While I was desperate to do this – I had to find out about the cost – and I couldn’t find anything on the Nigeria site about how much it is. Let’s face it – I’m not paying for it myself. Poor LagosDad.

On Friday, I took the plunge. I found my nearest consultant and emailed her. She replied very quickly and efficiently. The office is open six days a week, so on Saturday morning I went there.

The ladies there went through the diet with me. I filled out a form with all my details and any medical issues (none). They measured my height and weight to figure out my BMI (I am officially overweight) and we decided on which plan I would need. I want to lose at least 15 kg, so I’m on 800 calories a day for at least the next two weeks. My measurements (arms, waist, hips, bust, thighs) were taken and recorded.

I paid N42,500. This included the consultation, meals for two weeks (soups, shakes and porridges – in a variety of flavours (I took extra soups and shakes instead of the porridge)) and a shaker thingy for the shakes. They have a summer promotion on at the moment, so the cost would normally be N52,500.

Although I’ve paid for two weeks already, I still have to go in every week – to be weighed and have my measurements taken. So if I start on Monday, I have to go in the following Monday and each Monday after that.

After two weeks, I then have to pay N14,500 per week for all my meals. It’s roughly the same price as in the UK.

It’s not cheap. LagosDad wasn’t thrilled – but he got over it.

So… I start tomorrow. Eeks!