Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Third Time Lucky With Slimming World ?

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. 

7lb weight loss in one week on Slimming World

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. 
                 

8 comments:

  1. Well done! I'm on my first week! Never done slimming world before, but am enjoying it. My first weigh in tomorrow! What do you have for your healthy extras? x

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    1. Thank you Emily, good luck for your first weigh in I bet you do great. I have 250 ml of semi skimmed milk everyday which I use on weetabix and in tea/ coffee and then I have 2 hi-fi light bars or 2 weetabix for my b everyday xx

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  2. Im back omn the weight loss journey but Im not doing slimming world this time, and Im trying not to use my scales and just go by how my body feels!

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    1. Good luck I am sure you will do fab, I love your way of thinking I want to drop a few dress sizes but have no idea what i want to weigh if that makes sense ? xx

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  3. I joined Slimming World on Monday so am a couple of days away from seeing how my first week has gone. I've found it hard, to be honest. I feel like I think about food all the time! I feel encouraged by reading about your loss though so thank you, please keep sharing! Am hoping I have lost a couple of pounds come Monday! Xx

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    1. Good luck for your first weigh in tomorrow Kiran, I am sure you will have a great loss. I thought about food all the time too at first, it soon becomes second nature though xx

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  4. I really need to go back to slimming world, but as you say you need the motivation. Congrats on the 7lb loss

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    1. Thank you so much Charlotte, this is my third time on the plan but this time it feels different. I totally think you need to be in the right frame of mind to stick to it xx

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