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Week 14: Pauline & Jon's Weight Loss Diary

Monday, April 12, 2021

Pauline - end of week 14

How I’m feeling:
I am a bit disappointed after my review on Wednesday with Dr Sam as although all the figures have come down I have lost a small bit of muscle.  However, Dr Sam gave me a workout routine to try which I have done once and although it nearly killed me, I think it will help.

Weight loss update:
I didn’t lose anything this week but that’s only what the scales say and I know these do not accurately reflect the changes in my body.

Biggest challenge in the last week:
I have not been sleeping very well so it has been difficult to motivate myself to go out and walk and I have been lacking in energy but Jonathan has been a huge support and kept me going.

Biggest success in the last week:
Managing to complete my first HIIT exercise routine without passing out. 

Jon – end of week 14

How I’m feeling:
After a good review with Dr Sam I am very happy to be now on to Step 3 of the Temple Vie weight loss programme which means I am now having a more satisfying and “normal” breakfast again in the mornings.

Weight loss update:
I lost 0.6Kg this week and now to date I have lost 22.5Kg which is very close to 3 and half stone.

Biggest challenge in the last week:
I have still been feeling very tired and been napping way more than I should be which is messing up my sleep at night so instead of naps I am going out for a walk.

Biggest success in the last week:
I was delighted that I was able to maintain my muscle and now I am keen to look at ways to build on it. 

Jon's Blog

What a week it has been in the Murray/McNab household- both myself and Pauline have been very busy with the usual work and life dramas and I certainly have been feeling the effects. I have been a lot more tired and finding myself napping after work more than I normally would. This has just resulted in being unable to fall asleep until very late at night and has now become a repetitive cycle.

After speaking to Dr Sam at my review about this she suggested instead of napping after work I could try heading out for a walk and get some fresh air which has helped, and I have not felt as tired as I did. She also sent me a very interesting webinar on the importance of sleep. I learned a lot of things that I was not aware of about that can result from not getting a good night’s sleep. Thinking this through has certainly made me value what a proper good night’s sleep can do.

The rest of my review with Sam was very positive. We are both very happy with the progress I am making and especially that I have been able to maintain my muscle.

Pauline's Blog

I also had my review with Sam this week and whilst all my figures are generally going in the right direction, I was disappointed that my Inbody results (which reflect my body composition) showed that I had lost some muscle.

This is really something I didn’t want to happen on the programme. So, after going through everything I was doing in terms of eating and exercising with Dr Sam, she suggested that I should try and have an extra sachet each day, aim to walk up and down the stairs at work (we have 4 flights!!) every hour even if it means setting an alarm on my phone to remind me. Finally, she showed me a very good HIIT routine that I aim to do at least 3 times a week. Each session last about 22 mins which doesn’t seem too bad until I am actually doing it...  So far, I have managed this routine only once but I did it!! – and as soon as I can feel my legs again, I plan to try again. My goal will be to do it at least 3 times per week but Dr Sam keeps reminding me that small steps are what count, and it is more important to develop a consistent habit that I can keep going with.

Jonathan and I have also been making sure our walks contain more big hills to climb.  I am determined that next time I step on the Inbody I will have not lost any muscle at all.  Who knows – perhaps I might even put some on!!

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