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Belle’s 100 Days Worldwide Diet & Fitness Challenge 2018

**Monday 9th April, 2018 to Tuesday 17th July, 2018. Limited Numbers**

In March 2017, I wanted to stick strictly to my diet for 100 Days. I wrote a blog, posted on Facebook and Instagram inviting anyone who was interested to join me.

33 Challengers, majority of whom were complete strangers, from four (actually five) different continents, and on nine different diet regimes including Cambridge Weight Plan, Low Carbing, Keto, Dukan, Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Slim & Save, signed up to the 100 Days Challenge, by the deadline I had indicated. I declined several others after the deadline.

27 Challengers started on Day One.

By the end of Day One, two Challengers had dropped out.

14 Challengers reached the halfway point of Day 50 losing a whooping 199.5 pounds in 50 Days! That is, 90.7kg! 14 stone, 3 lb and 15.3483 oz!

13 Challengers lasted until Day 100.

Nine Awesome Challengers fully completed the Challenge by submitting Day 100 Weights and Measurements.

This year, I am once again seeking Challengers to join me on a 100 Days Quest to lose weight, get fit and improve our health and wellbeing.

Belle's 100 Days Challenge 2018 Poster

Please share with your contacts who might be interested. See shareable link below. Thank you.

Belle’s 100 Days Challenge 2018 Final Poster

This year, will you be one of the last Challengers standing or will you quit or be removed for not adhering to the Rules?

**Monday 9th April, 2018 to Tuesday 17th July, 2018. Limited Numbers**

For full details including Rules and joining requirements, please email:
Belles100DaysChallenge@gmail.com

Please also follow me and support me on my Instagram Belleslowcarbworld

**Please consult your doctor before embarking on any diet and fitness regime.**

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Day 52 of 100 Days Challenge

Some of you have been following my quest to lose weight on my Instagram page, link attached..

I’m sorry I haven’t posted here in such a long time…

Life has been busy.

Lots going on…

Lots to think of…

Lots to do…

My head is all over the place…

But here I am, so hello.

 I’ve continued on my 100 Days challenge and it’s been the longest in a very long time that I’ve stayed 100% on my diet.

100Days

Today is Day 52  and I’m mega proud of all the ladies that have survived so far on my Challenge. 29 ladies and one man, started the Challenge, 16 ladies remain…

Of the 14 of us, that have submitted Day 50 weights, we lost a whooping 199.5 pounds! That is, 90.7kg!14 stone, 3 lb and 15.3483 oz!

I am also very happy to report that in the last 51 days, I have lost 9.4kg, 20.7lbs, 1 stone, 6 lb and 11.5752 oz. 

Days 1 to 25 were fab on the weight loss front and I lost 6.8kg, 15lbs, 1 stone 1 lb in the first 25 Days, although the majority of my losses naturally happened in the first 10 days.

Days 25 to 50 were mega challenging. Lots of stalling and weight gain for no identifiable reason and in that quarter, I only lost a pathetic 4 pounds.

I am really hoping for better news on Days 50 to 75.

Following a frustrating 2/3 weeks, on Saturday, (Day 48), I decided to suspend the Cambridge diet and place myself on my own low carb diet, starting with a few days to a week of just protein, psyllium husk and milk, to get things moving again.

I am glad this appears to have stopped the frustrating weight gain and since Saturday, in just the last 3 days, I have lost 1.6kg; 3.5lbs.

The quest continues!

Please follow me on Instagram where I try to post every day.

 

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Day 236: Week 34 Weigh-In – Another Life Changing Target Smashed

This has been a horrendous week but as the title implies, I have some good news to share.

I wrote about my blip last Friday morning. It actually got worse than that. And then another blip on Monday night when I was in too much pain to be able to prepare a meal. Plus my period was on.

Excuses excuses excuses. Life is all about choices. I made some wrong choices on my diet this week, and it might happen again in this marathon quest but for now, I am back on track and I must keep going.

The good news is that I got back on that horse and even though I had gained silly weight from my blips as my body reacts insanely to carbs, I managed to lose all the gain plus a little more.

never let a stumble

This week I have lost 0.5 kg; that is 1.1 pounds.

But more importantly, today’s weight is 89.6kg. Not only am I thrilled to be 80something but my BMI has gone from 48.5 when I started this diet weighing 124.4kg, which is very high risk Morbidly Obese Class III to just under 35, which is low risk Obese Class I.

BMI-Graph

I celebrate becoming Obese Class I, changing my life and lowering my risks for illnesses including heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and even breast and bowel cancer.

morbidly obese

The next stop in my BMI journey will be BMI classification Overweight. This will happen when my weight drops to 76.6kg. I am only 13 kg (28.6 pounds); a teeny weeny bit over 2 stones away from this target. The last time I was anywhere near 76.6 kg was when I was 18 years old.

My 42 years old heart skips a bit to realise that I am only two stones away from a weight I haven’t been anywhere near since I was a teenager.

I have no doubt that there will be other obstacles in my weight-loss journey.

I may stumble and fall but I have to remain strong and promise myself that for the first time in my life, I will get to the end of a weight loss journey.

If I fall, I get up and keep going. I owe it to myself to get to a healthy weight.

I must get to the end of this quest. I must complete this journey of self love.

The three visuals below from Model My Diet say it all; my weight at the beginning, my current weight and the future weight that takes me to a healthy BMI. I am more than half way through my weigh-loss quest.

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Week Thirty Four’s Verdict: today’s weight 89.6 kg, week’s weight loss 0.5 kg (1.1 pounds); total weight loss; 34.8 kg; 76.6 pounds; 5 stones 6.7 pounds