Slimming World

Back on track…again!

So I think my head is finally back in the game. The slimming world game that is! After my disastrous gain last week I managed to loose nearly half of it !!! Wahoooo I jumped off the scales with a leap of joy. Okay, slight exaggeration, I stepped off smiling. Inside I was running around the room with my shirt up over my head like the foot baller’s do when they score a goal! Yes!!!!!!! I’m back!

Monday is my day off from work, and this week I spent it very wisely where slimming world is concerned. I made my lunches for the week, made my breakfast ( overnight oats with Muller yogurt and fresh strawberries) and planned out the meals for the week, with the help of Mum (yes were STILL living at my parents). Then we shopped! Usually I enjoy shopping for a new outfit on my day off but that day we shopped for food! To say I enjoyed shopping might be a strong word to use, but we did it anyhow!

Personally I find if I plan my weeks food in advance and buy it, I stick to it ! That’s one meal a day on plan, usually syn free or very minimal syns. I enjoy planning my evening meals. It gives everyone in our family a chance to have something they really fancy.

I’ve got a clear week ahead. A meal at my cousin’s Saturday & he is doing a slimming world friendly meal. I’m not sure if he knows I’m on it or if his girlfriend is on it. Either way I don’t have to worry ! I feel awkward when friends or family invite us for dinner. I don’t like to be awkward so I just enjoy what’s given to me and eat well the next day. That being said my bestie always makes sure she makes something slimming world friendly!!

What do you do when your off to friends / family for dinner? Do you plan ahead?

 

 

 

 

 

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Really….REALLY?!!!???!!!

Slimming world. Why do I do it to myself!!! Every time!!! I’m plodding along doing just fine then BOOM!! I loose the plot and have gain after gain after gain ! 3rd july I weighed in and gained 1lb. Then I had my birthday, So booked weigh off then couldn’t face the scales and by the time I knew it 3 weeks had past and I hadn’t got on the sad step to face the damage!

Damage indeed!! In 3 weeks I had gained 5lb!! My excuses could be that I had been put on another corse of steroids and it was also star week which usually gives me a gain of 2lb minimum. 5 lbs!!!!!!! Really…REALLY?!!!???!!! I ran out of my group as fast as my little legs could carry me. After the stupid woman weighing me said “ohhh do you know why that happened” yes I do…and it’s okay I said. WHAT WAS I THINKING ?! No it wasn’t Okay, yes I know why it happened….ive obviously eaten the wrong foods, not done enough (*any) exercise & clearly really enjoyed my birthday! Well anyway, that said I couldn’t face sitting in group so I ran out. Text my hubby and bestie absolutely gutted and so angry with myself.

It should have motivated me. I’d planned my dinners, made my lunches & got foods in for breakfast. I still wasn’t 100% on plan! I had a half hearted week. I had over synned, not done any exercise & definitley not drank enough water.

What Is Wrong With Me?! I’m living at my parents house to save for a mortgage, every penny counts & there I am spending £4.95 a week to step on the sad step and have a number set my mood for the week.

This weeks mood is “phew – That was lucky” I’d lost 2lb. Now I’m motivated! Now I’m determined to stick to this properly ! Today I have turned down a packet of crisps, a snickers bar & a cider!!! I have had a magnum mini but that’s only 8.5 syns & my mayo in lunch would be 2 syns so I’m ending on 10.5 syns for my first day back on plan. I forgot to measure my milk this morning & I haven’t drank enough water today. Baby steps are key for me, start small and build. Lunches are made and dinners are planned. Suitable snacks are available.
I’m doing this, & im doing it for me!!!

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Nikki’s Slimming World Journey

My most recent journey began on 21st November 2016. I’ve rejoined so many times I’ve lost count. This time felt different. Before I had always struggled, and although I have this time too, I’ve not lost my determination. My need to loose weight has not got any less, though the thought and my plan to do so has changed. I’ve always felt so guilty in the past if I put one weight,as I know its only me who can control what happens.
On this journey I have allowed myself to enjoy meals out with family and friends. I have made the best choices where possible and let myself enjoy a pudding or a few drinks if I have felt like it. Which I have, too much of the time!
This journey has been made up of 23 weigh in results. Which has seen 13 losses, one maintain and 9 gains!! I would like to say i’m okay with that, but it’d be a lie. I don’t want to be having any gains, at the same time, I don’t want to restrict myself when I go out.
I just want to be able to eat all of what I want and drink copious amount of bubbly and still loose weight, surely its not too much to ask!!!
I decided to rejoin group before christmas to do a bit of damage limitation. Basically, I wanted to loose weight before christmas so that I could put some back on over the festive period and not have a horrific starting weight come January. I was successful in a way, comparing my starting weight to my weight on my first weigh in of 2017 I was 1 pound up. Since the 21st November I have lost 1 stone and 3 pounds to date. When ever I have been on slimming world, I have always set myself a rule that I am ”happy” so long as it always averages that I have lost at least half a pound a week. I am just about sticking to that rule!! I’m not happy, obviously i’m not, but i’m still attending group and where possible still sticking to plan. My theory is that if I did not to go group each week, weigh people in for my consultant and sit through the valuable image therapy, I would be a lot worse off! Its the small things that make you realise you are following the plan. I’ve always been brought up to finish the food on my plate, not any more!! I’m starting to leave food, if I feel full. I’m listening to my body and I feel so much better for it. Slimming World isn’t a diet, its a way of life, all about balance. For me that means one day leaving food on my plate and other days finishing my plate and seconds! If I like it i’m going to eat it, all of it and more!
Why am I doing slimming world? For myself most definitely. Also for my future, my husband, family and friends. I don’t want to be getting ready for a night out with the girls and find myself staring at my wardrobe with nothing to wear. I’m sick of having panic attacks and feeling anxious about going out. The thought of people looking at me petrified me. Deep down I know they weren’t looking at me, they were looking through me or probably past me. Though in that moment, everyone is looking at me, getting the people who are with them to look at me too!

I’m beginning to feel more confident, my clothes are fitting better. I know that I can go into most shops and pick up a size 14 and it’ll fit me. I no longer look in the mirror and hate what I see. Which is a bonus, as being a hairdresser, i’m forever looking in the mirror. Usually at my clients hair mind you, occasionally I catch a glimpse of myself and adjust my hair or outfit! Don’t get me wrong, i’m not saying I love what I see now. Far from it, but I don’t mind how the person staring back at me looks any more.

What’s my target?! No idea. I’m unsure if it will be a weight I see on the scales or how I feel and look. I think I will just know when I get there! I’m excited to get there and get to the half way point of this journey! Why the half way point of the journey?? Slimming World is a lifestyle not a faddy diet. My half way point will be reaching my target, the rest of my journey will be made up of maintaining said target!

 

This has been a bit of a long blog, especially for those reading (if any one is!!??) I’m not going to apologise for it being so. This blog page is for me to get everything out and ramble on, so I can look back in years to come ( hopefully at target!!!!!) I’ll leave this one here, and will update or write a new one when the time suits.

Thanks for reading, speak soon.

xXx