I’ve been doing Slimming World for nearly 15 months and during my first year I lost 7 stone. I still have another 11 and a half stone to go to get my target of 12 stone but even though it’s a huge amount, I wasn’t worried. I’d been happy with my losses during the first year and expected it to take me to the middle of 2015 to get to target.
Since August though, my weight loss has slowed significantly and for the past 2 weeks I’ve gained with no knowledge as to why. I was doing a photo diary of all my meals on my other blog, Quest of a Shrinking Lady, and when I compared recent photos to other weeks where I’ve had good results, there wasn’t much difference.
I stopped taking photos because I figured I needed to try and follow the plan without keeping a diary as the aim is to change your lifestyle and work the plan in, not make it the focus of your life.
I’m now wondering if this was the right thing to do because things haven’t been going so well since I stopped.
I’m starting to get really disheartened because it feels like I’m wasting money on this now. Since my 1 year anniversary I’ve only lost 8lb but I’ve put 3.5lb back on so that means I’ve spent the last 2 losing less than 5lb and when you’re used to losing a stone every 6-8 weeks, 2 months losing only 4.5lb is quite upsetting.
The worst thing is not knowing what I’m doing wrong because if I knew, I could put it right.
I’m doing an S.A.S. log this week. For those who don’t know, it’s an in depth diary of everything I eat and it makes you really assess your choices.
Fingers crossed that I can turn this around because I know from experience that when I stop getting the results, I stop trying and I can’t afford to stop this time. I’ve never stuck at any diet before the way I have with this one and I’ve never lost more than 2-3 stone before giving up.
I can’t go back. I never ever want to be 31 stone again so I have to do something.
I’ve got 6 weigh ins before Christmas. I really want to get my 8 stone award before then so if I can just lose 2lb a week, I’ll do it.
Wish me luck 🙂