It seems like ages since I have wrote a Slimming World post, with my last one being my 13 week update. I am now on week 16 of Slimming World. The reason I have not written an update for a couple of weeks is simply because I have not been to class, as I missed two weeks. The reason I missed two weeks is because the first week I was exhausted as Jacob has still not been sleeping and I just could not face getting myself and the two little ones dressed, ready and out the house by 8am to attend class, as simply as that. The second week I missed class as we had a last minute family day out at the beach, I ate fish and chips and had an ice cream whilst we were out. I'm not going to lie, I really enjoyed it.
This week I was determined to go to class as I knew that if I missed another week I would end up not going back and would fall off the plan, which is the last thing I want to happen. So I went to class on Thursday morning fully expecting a gain as I had not only had fish and chips and an ice cream but I also had a Chinese take away at the weekend too.
I was amazed to find out that I had actually lost 2.5lbs, just half a pound away from my one and a half stone award. After 16 week's on the plan I was expecting to have lost a lot more weight then I have done if I am honest. I only have myself to blame as I have missed a few weeks along the way, which has not helped my weight loss at all. But I love the plan as it just goes to show that you can still go out and have a treat with family or a weekend takeaway, as long as you get back on the plan for the rest of the week you will still have a loss on the scales.
This week I was really hoping to get back on track and stick to plan 100 % as I really want that one and half stone award, and also to get my two stone award by Jacobs first birthday in a few weeks. However I am going to be honest and say I have totally not stuck to plan at all the last three days, in fact I have been terrible.
Thursday after class I came home and ate a battered chicken burger in a bun with chips from the chips shop for lunch. Friday we went out for lunch at a Mexican restaurant and I had nachos, a wrap with coleslaw and skin on fries and then half a portion of churros with chocolate dip. Then it gets worse as I had a chicken kebab wrap with half a portion of chips from the takeaway for tea. I woke up today feeling really bloated and rubbish but I have still ate buttered toast for breakfast along with my two hi-fi bars, I skipped lunch as I was busy and ended up eating a bag of crisps and another hi-fi bar. I soon realised I needed to get back on track and have had a good tea of grilled lean pork steak with salad and new potatoes, which are all free foods.
I am determined to try and stick to the plan 100 % for the rest of the week and I have planned lots of slimming world friendly meals for the next few days to hopefully keep me on track. I am just hoping this will be enough to minimise a big weight gain next week, but if I do have a big gain then I only have myself to blame.
If you diet what helps motivate you to stick to it ? I would love to know as I am finding it so hard to stick to plan during the summer holidays.
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