Everyone who knows me in real life and who has been reading my blog for a while will probably know that I have joined and failed at sticking to Slimming World twice in the past year. Last spring I joined and I did actually go on to lose almost 2 stone and I was feeling amazing, however having a baby (he was 8 months old when I joined) that did not sleep kind of made me lose my motivation as I was knackered and just wanted sugary coffee and choccy biscuits all day. I stopped going to group in the October as I just did not feel like it was the right time for me to lose weight as I was exhausted.
Fast forward a few months and a few days after new year I once again re-joined group and got off to a good start losing 4lbs in the first week but I was not staying to groups, I was not checking my syns and writing things down and the weight was not coming off. I gave up after a few weeks and stopped going to group, in hindsight I was doing the typical new year thing and trying to change so many things all at once and I ended up failing everything.
Six months later I knew that things needed to change as all the weight I had lost the year before I had regained, I was feeling really rubbish about myself, none of my clothes were fitting and I was just eating for the sake of it and it wasn't making me happy. I knew that things had to change, so last week I re-joined my local Slimming World group for the third time.
I know it sounds cheesy but this time it felt different, I feel like the plan has clicked into place and I have no interest in ordering takeaways or eating crisps and bread, I am actually enjoying eating healthier again. During my first week I made sure I wrote everything down, drank water, avoided bread as that is one of my biggest weaknesses and I just stuck to the plan making sure I was eating lots of speed foods (fruit & veg).
On Monday I had my first weigh in and I was hoping for a 2lb loss, imagine my utter delight when I realised that I had lost 7lbs and received my half a stone award in my first week back on the plan. I am so shocked as I feel like I have ate so much this last week, I have also ate a packet of crisps every single day too with my syns. Normally after weigh in I would go home and have a 'treat night' eating a takeaway, chocolate or whatever else I fancied, this week I did not do that.
I feel motivated and like I am now in the right frame of mind to actually stick at the plan and lose this weight once and for all. I don't know how much weight I need to lose as I am not sure what I want my target weight to be yet, but I do want to lose at least five stone to get me back to my pre baby size. We are booking a holiday soon for next summer and I am hoping that will be my motivation to stick to the plan and lose this weight once and for all. I really don't want to be the fat mam covering up around the pool, I want to be in the pool with my children enjoying myself and making lots of special memories with them.
So from now on I will be back posting my weight loss updates and sharing recipes again, Pinterest loves when I do that even if the photos are shockingly bad! I will share my good weeks and my bad weeks and hopefully it will be 3rd time lucky for me and I will no longer feel so fat and rubbish anymore.
So I bet you want to know what I ate to lose 7lb in a week ? I have listed what I ate below.
Tuesday B 2 Hi Fi light bars & an apple
L Lean gammon, egg fried in frylight, mushrooms & beans
D Grilled chicken with nando's rub (syned), Jacket potato, corn on cob & salad
Wednesday B 2 Hi Fi Bars & a pear
L Jacket potato & beans and an apple & pear
D Chilli & rice
Thursday B Melon
L Chicken salad
D Sweet chilli chicken (syned) with new potatoes & salad
Friday B 2 weetabix & a banana
L Lean bacon, mushroom, egg fried in frylight & beans
D Mushy pea curry & boiled rice
Saturday B 2 weetabix & a banana
L Salad pot from supermarket as we were out
D Salmon stir fry with dry egg noddles
Sunday B 2 Hi Fi bars & Raspberries
L Crustless quiche & red slaw
D Lean lamb steak, rosemary potatoes, carrots and sugar snap peas
I also ate 10-15 syns per day which I used on things like sauces to go with my meals and a packet of crisps every day. Fingers crossed that I have another loss this week, although I am going out for a Chinese meal over the weekend for the other half's birthday and I had a Toby carvery for lunch today gutted I missed out on the stuffing and roast potatoes!
I will let you all know how I got on next week & if you know any healthy recipes please let me know in the comments below.