Slimming World Week 6

Post Christmas weigh-in. these have never been particularly kind to me – I love the food at Christmas so tend to overindulge and eat everything.

This year, I don’t feel as though I stuffed myself stupid. there were times when I maybe didn’t need to dig into the cheese and biscuits…but I didn’t feel like I’d stuffed myself stupid. I definitely snacked less than usual.

I’ve also been ill all over the Christmas period. I think it’s flu, but it’s moved into my head so I’m so stuffy, wheezy and half deaf. Very uncomfortable!

Anyway, weigh-in was on new years eve, and I was surprised to find out I had lost 4 pounds. This brings me down to a pound under my start weight when I rejoined in November. I’m so pleased I managed to loose the weight I had put on since rejoining. Now I just need to keep going…

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Slimming World Week 4

I was expecting a gain. I hadn’t been on plan aaand that always means a gain.

What I didn’t expect, was to be quite as upset by it as I was.

I felt like I was spiraling, and I wasn’t sure how to stop it. I didn’t want to get bigger and put on more weight, and I was panicking about how to get myself under control. A little understanding and a cuddle helped me pull back from the panic precipice. Afterwards I began to plan, and I started to feel better – more in control. I’ve not been perfect, but having planned out dinners has really helped.

2 week hiatus

I’ve not been to slimming world for the past couple of weeks. The first week I booked off because I was away, the second I wasn’t well so couldn’t make it in. Of course I ended up not sticking to plan and eating some off-plan things. some days were fine, but I’m not expecting a loss when I go to weigh in on Saturday. All I can do is get back on plan, and stick to it – something I’ve always found difficult, especially when I have a lot on!

Food planning is going to be crucial this week – it’s the run up to Christmas and everyone will be feeling festive,  which will mean food & indulging. It’s a hard time of year to be dieting!

Slimming World Week 2

Put on a pound this week, I’m not too worried though – it’ll come off again next week! Plus extra – hopefully. Just need to keep myself under control with my syns!

Total loss: 2 pounds

Planning to do a lot of meal prep and planning this week…aiming for a 2 pound loss this week.

Slimming World first week weigh in

Week 1 back at slimming world, and weigh in went well.

I’m 3 pounds down this week, bringing my total weight loss so far to… 3 pounds. I am pleased, but I also could have done better! I was well over my syns on a few days this week, so I’m lucky to have had a loss!

Andrew and I are having a date day tomorrow, so I’ve planned a 3 course meal, Slimming World style. I’m coking a few things from last years SW Christmas recipe book – the main course being duck in cherry sauce – so looking forward to it!! If I remember I’ll post a few pics…can’t promise anything though…It might be too delicious to stop and take a pic (hopefully)!

PS…it’s not too early for Christmas decorations, right? 😉

Reboot

Hello, it’s been a while.

I’ve been pottering along for a while, and have found myself at a bit of a loss with being healthy recently. I don’t have the motivation to create and stick to a food plan, or an exercise routine. I have so much going on that I’ve found it near impossible to do anything to be honest!

I made the decision last week to go back to my Slimming World group. I need the support and the motivation of going to group every week. It’s hard to admit when I can’t do something – I prefer to be independent and rely on myself, which has got me nowhere so far.

Going back to SW felt good, the friends I had made there before gave me a warm welcome and have been nothing but supportive – even when I admitted to overeating over the weekend following my first time back!

Keeping myself on track after the first month will be the difficult part – I know from last time I did SW how easy it is to slip and overeat on your Syns. That’s what ruined me last time…on the upside, I know that now and can attempt to control it. I’ll be using my bullet journal to keep track.

Here’s hoping for a good first week back at Slimming World…

Week update

Hello!

As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been following a programme from bodybuilding.com. I’m on week 3 of this now, and it’s going well. It’s not too repetitive as each day I’m doing something different, and I enjoy weight lifting. Though I have to admit I don’t always complete the HIIT cardio after each workout…my knees have been bothering me a lot, so I’m trying to take it easy on the high impact cardio front! I will be doing some intense spin classes this weekend, so I’m sure that’ll catch me up on the cardio sessions I’ve missed.

I’ve also been following slimming world again, this week – so far – it has been going really well. Because I did it before I don’t have to think too much about it, and have been able to make better (free) food choices – leaving me feeling full and proud of myself for eating well. Happy.  I do need to be careful with measuring my healthy A choices – my measured daily dairy intake for those who don’t know slimming world.

I feel like I’ve lost a little bit, and I’m feeling much better about myself at the moment – the endorphins from exercising are doing their job!