Monday, 22 February 2010

Onwards and upwards...

I've been on a bit of a downer the last few days. I felt bloated and frustrated and (don't tell anyone) I've been weighing myself every day, which is a huge no-no at Slimming World.

What exactly does weighing myself obsessively achieve? Nothing, that's what. Nothing but misery and stress! My weight fluctuates wildly from day to day and I've been working myself up into a panic about stepping on the scales tomorrow night at group. Silly girl.

I think my problem is that SW is just so different to every other diet I've ever tried. I've always counted calories. I've always weighed myself every day. I've always tried to cut out carbs. It's strange that I don't have to do any of these things and sometimes old habits die hard.

One plus point that's come out of the last few days is that I've started running. Yes, running! Me! A few weeks ago I signed up for a 5k Race for Life in June and I thought it was about time I started trying to get in shape for it. I've never been a good runner. Walking I can do. I can walk for miles and miles and miles. But running has always eluded me.

It's something that I really want to do though so I'm starting off slowly and I'm following the Bupa 5k training programme. I'm only in the first week of it so currently I'm running for one minute, followed by two minutes walking. Repeated six times. To be honest though, that's more than hard enough for me at the moment!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on running though - it's an excercise that I could never, ever do.

I've been on a similar downer. I weighed myself and I've lost one measly pound all week. I do the weighing-every-day thing too, and it really does play havoc with your moods.

I calorie count. I'm giving it one more month, and if by then I haven't gotten on with it I'm joining Slimming World.

Helen said...

I always thought that I'd never be able to do it either. The Bupa programme starts you off really slowly though and builds you up to running 5k in a decent time. Am hoping I can do it!

One pound is still a loss. And if you are doing lots of exercise then you'll be gaining muscle.

Slimming World does work. It's just frustrating when the pounds don't fall off as fast as you'd like. The threat of weigh in keeps me on the straight and narrow!