My March monthly update isn’t great, to be honest. I didn’t get off to a very good start, but I did manage to get back into it halfway through the month. I had started secret eating during the first 2 weeks. By week 3, and […]
It really is a new start for me this year on my Slimming World journey. I kept 7 and a half stone off for the best part of 4 years but over the last 2 years, I’ve gained 4 and a half stones back.
In November last year, I was very disheartened with it all and I took target to allow me to relax a bit and not be focused on failing to lose weight every week.
I really enjoyed Christmas and the New Year, so much so that over 5-6 weeks (not totally sure and not focusing on it either!) I put 1 and a half stone on.
When I weighed last week my total loss was only 3 stones and 1.5lbs.
We had new packs this year because there have been a few changes to the plan and also because Slimming World is 50 this year.
It seems to have spurred us all on to really go for it this year and I’m happy to say I lost 6.5lbs today. This gave me my 3 and a half stone award back.
I’m planning on losing 3lb this week and next week so I can get my 4 stone award back 🙂
I’ve got myself a notebook so I can record my syns and my body magic efforts; I used to do a lot more walking when I first joined SW so I want to get my exercise levels back up.
I’m on a roll with Slimming World at the moment. I’ve had my fourth weight loss in a row. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so committed and I’m really pleased to finally feel back in control.
Fourth Weight Loss
It’s just a short post from me today because I woke with a headache this morning that has slowly been turning into a migraine. I was doing really well as well. I’d been headache free for 5 days.
I was supposed to be going for lunch with the Slimming World ladies but I was in too much pain so I had to miss it 🙁
I’ve survived a few tempting meals this week. KayCee and Ella had some friends for a sleepover on Saturday so we had a takeaway. I was very tempted to have cheese and coleslaw on my jacket potato but instead, I had beans.
The next day KayCee had even more friends over for a murder mystery lunch to raise money for Macmillan. She served warm sausage rolls, chicken dippers, dips, cheesy Doritos, breadsticks and other goodies. When it came to clearing up afterwards, I didn’t touch a crumb of anything! Usually, I’d have finished off the leftovers but I really wanted to lose another 3lb.
I didn’t manage to lose 3lb at my Slimming World weigh in but I did lose 2lb and I was very happy with that. It’s been a long time since I’ve lost weight for 3 weeks in a row 🙂
I started back on Slimming World last week and was really happy with my 8lb weight loss. As you may know, I’ve been struggling with Slimming World for a few years. I’ve had plenty of new starts and always get a great result the first week.
The second week, even though I don’t do anything different, I usually end having a weight gain. It gets me down when I’ve tried hard all week and don’t get the results. I expected the same to happen this week but I was so happy when I had a 3.5lb loss 🙂
Back On Track
I feel like I’m properly back on track now, especially as Aiden’s doing it with me again, like on my proper first week. We were delighted with his first weigh in which resulted in a 12lb loss!!
3.5lb loss this week 🙂
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My head was back in gear last week after the break I took from Slimming World. I started back as a new member, but I kept my weight loss history. There’s no way I’m losing that after all this time!
My 8lb loss was a surprise but I was delighted 🙂
I took some food diaries home and just got my head in the new member place. I measured everything, counted every syn and recorded it all in my food diary.
8lb Loss By Sticking To It 100%
To keep me on track, I made extra chilli last night and served it with cauliflower rice for my lunch. I know from previous experience that if I have a good Wednesday, I have a good week.
I’m not doing treat days anymore because they don’t work. They just set me on the wrong path and I end up trying all week to undo the damage from 1 day. It’s just not worth it.
I’m aiming for a 3lb loss this week. It will take me back to the 25 stone category and give me my 5 stone award back.
I really want my 8.5 stone award back and I feel like I’m finally in the right place to get there.
Now I’m back!
At the end of January, I was suffering terribly from migraines. I was getting them just about every day and they were taking it out of me. I stopped caring about trying to lose weight. There wasn’t much I did care about, to be honest. I was feeling constantly exhausted and I wasn’t dealing with the pain very well.
My Slimming World consultant totally understood my need for a break. I’m on her social team and decided to still keep doing the weigh-in every week. It was my way of not completely giving up. I knew I’d be back on plan when I was ready.
March 7th – Back On Plan
I went to do the weigh-in today and decided to buy a 12-week countdown. My plan was to get weighed but not be told my result. Wendy, the lovely lady who does the weighing with me, would have kept my book for me so I didn’t know my result.
Sometimes it helps me to not know if I’ve had a bad week but this time I decided I needed to face it and move on.
Big Gain – Food Diaries Will Help
As I said, I’ve not been weighed since the last week in January and during February I was like the Very Hungry Caterpillar, eating everything in sight. The problem was, I wasn’t hungry. I just ate anyway and I didn’t turn into a beautiful butterfly, I just added a stone and a half that has now taken me to the heaviest I’ve been in 4 years.
My total loss with Slimming World was 8 and a half stone and I’ve now put 4 stones back on.
I’m not happy with this and to help me get back on track I’ve brought 4 food diaries home with me. In my mind, I’m now a new member. I’ve counted syns and measured healthy extras just like I did when I first joined.
Not Giving Up
It’s been very tough for me these last few years but I’m never going to give up trying to get to my dream weight.
Last year wasn’t a very good year for me in regards to my weight loss journey. I kept going to Slimming World all year which stopped me putting all the weight back on that I’d lost but I am half a stone heavier now than I was at this time last year.
I put 14.5lb on over the 2 weeks at Christmas and New Year so I was very happy to see a 9lb loss this week 🙂
I’ve made a pact with my friend, Wendy, who does the weighing with me at our group, that this is going to be our year. Knowing that we’re counting on each other to do our best every week will help us stay on track.
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