My Weight Loss Journey: Weeks 16 & 17. The End.

DPP_1941Week 16 saw me munching a lot of Toulousian food but doing a huge amount of walking too. I did one fast day before I went on my holibobs but didn’t weigh in at all that week as I was away. My guess is that I lost a bit because week 17 has seen 0 fast days and a lot of chocolate. In fact, it has seen me give up.

I have taken the decision to quit the diet, for the time being, while I focus on my cours de code. Tomorrow’s blog post will explain in more detail, but basically the stress I am currently under is just too much and I don’t have the strength to say no to food right now.

I feel awful about giving up, not least because I’m still very unhappy with my body, but at least it’s better than it was and I can wear more of my clothes now.

I sincerely hope that I don’t put everything I’ve lost back on, though I sense it may happen, and probably quickly. But I have to focus on my mental health and my driving theory right now, once that’s done hopefully I’ll feel better and can kick start the diet and get back in shape.

Start weight: 16 stone

Last week’s weight: 14 stone 12 lbs

Today’s weight: 14 stone 10 lbs

What I’ve learnt this week: Diet is not as important as emotional health.


  1. CoffeeCurls

    Don’t be too hard on yourself. Uou’ve done fantastically well and should be proud of that. No harm in taking a break for a few weeks – you could even do one month on one month off!

    1. Mrs TeePot

      Thanks huni. I am pleased with the loss I’ve had, just that I was so fat before I started it doesn’t really look like I’ve lost much.
      Think I’ll try and be good when I go to Spain next year, 3 months in the sun should cheer me up.

  2. Sheri

    That last statement says it all…Diet is not as important as emotional health.

    Don’t fast, try to eat a little less, and a little healthier, but don’t focus on it; try to add in a few more steps, but don’t worry about it. You’ve made some progress, and you are beautiful. Weight is a number, not a measurement of character nor worth.

    I put back on 10 lbs after losing 50 lbs. 5 lbs from being sedentary after my surgery, and another 5 lbs from a medication that caused me to eat everything in the kitchen (probably would have eaten the dishes if I could have). I’m taking my time, not stressing over it. My husband doesn’t notice a difference, it’s only important to me.

    Also, don’t look at it as “good” or “bad” it is what it is. You are amazing. <3

    1. Mrs TeePot

      Thank you sweety.
      I’m not really in a place to even try to eat less or better right now. I’m so messed up again.
      Once this stage is over I’ll try and get back into it all again.

  3. Jayne T

    Well done with what you’ve lost so far, you’ve done better than I have in the last year. Enjoy the break and you’re welcome to join back in any time you feel ready again. Sounds like you’ve got a lot going on at the moment, so I think giving the dieting a rest is the right thing to do. Best of luck with your driving xx

    1. Mrs TeePot

      Thank you.
      Yea, lots going on at the moment, and thanks, will need all the luck I can get!

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