Yep – that’s right…I have lost 18st now with Slimming World!
My book now looks like this…
Despite the past couple of months being incredibly slow going since joining the gym, I think I might have worked through that and my body is realising that it will still get fed regardless of the workouts! I arrived at group feeling like pants – I didn’t sleep well, my throat felt like sandpaper, I had been up most of the night blowing my nose – and as a result of this, I felt like a sack of potatoes and actually wondered if I was heavier this week. When the scales said a loss of 5lbs, I was thrilled…until I realised that I needed an extra 0.5lbs to get that elusive award. I took my socks off and got back on again, but the number didn’t budge. So I went off and did my welcome desk job for a while, before popping to the loo for a teeny tiny tinkle…I have to admit that I took my bra and socks off at this point and stuffed them in my handbag (my sisters fault that I am now wearing bras as she told me that she could see my nips more now that I have lost weight – I never wear socks and a bra normally…so group will just have to put up with nips!). The result was a loss of 5.5lbs in the end which bagged me my Christmas Wish – remember those little cards we got?!
I think that my consultant was happier than I was! She does worry about me – knowing that I stick to the plan, and am exercising and, in theory, doing all of the right things – I think that she thought my resolve may weaken if I hadn’t had a good result soon. In fact, I had actually mentioned to my other half that if I didn’t get a loss this week that I would be ordering a Chinese takeaway…although that was just bravado on my part – I hope!
Throughout the past couple of months I have been given all sorts of advice, as you know – eat more, eat less, exercise more, exercise less, more carbs, less carbs, more protein, less protein…so much advice that it kind of fried my brain! I had advice to have a ‘blow out’ and just eat whatever I wanted for a few days…I had advice to come off Slimming World altogether. I knew that I was doing okay though, I knew that I just had to trust the process and that it would come good – Slimming World works! There are so many plans to follow – Green, Original and Extra Easy – and you can use Success Express and Fast Forward when you are closer to target and when the going gets tough…tougher than I have had it, even though it felt pretty bloody tough at times!
At the end of day, all I am doing is eating healthily and exercising…which is what works! Sometimes we might struggle for a month or two, but throwing the towel in would have done me no favours. You have to trust your gut instinct – if it doesn’t feel healthy or sustainable, then you can’t stick with it. For me, this past couple of months have been great in terms of how I feel – I feel as if I am using my body well…I can feel my muscles working properly if that makes sense? Considering that this time last year I was spending most of my time sitting down, I can’t really complain – I love going to the gym and if that means that my losses might slow down for a while, then so be it.
I am now sat here thinking of what I have achieved so far this year…but I think that might be my NYE post…so I’ll save those thoughts for another day and leave you in peace now!
A lovely food day. Just the bananas for a post weigh in snack. Lunch was some rice, with celery, green beans, red onion, yellow pepper and cherry tomatoes, and some lovely tuna. Dinner was lush – a bit of a cooked breakfast style dinner – or ‘Brinner’ as I have seen it called! The Linda Mc sausages, some of the turkey rashers, with fried mushrooms, onion and tomatoes, and some scrambled eggs with baked beans, with pitta breads and cheese…delicious…but far too much of it!
Exercise: Nothing…and there won’t be much now until the New Year as the gym has closed, Terry Treadmill has gone, and I will not exercise in public for fear of car horns tooting at me!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx