Thursday, 11 November 2010

Weigh In #35


Ahem.

I'm back. After that post in which I threatened to unceremoniously dump Slimming World I've done a lot of thinking, a lot of talking over on Twitter and a lot of moaning. I didn't go to weigh in last week but I did go to my Consultant's house on the Wednesday evening instead. I sent her a 'HELP ME' email and she invited me over and gave me a good talking to. In the nicest possible way.

I left her house feeling so much happier and 100% more positive about this whole weight loss journey I'm on. It was my birthday last Thursday and I was full of good intentions to not go overboard. I failed. Miserably. I went out for a three course meal on Friday, plus wine. Then had a chippy tea, pints of cider and party food on Saturday night. Then a hangover Burger King on Sunday. Oops.

But my mentality had changed because not for one minute did I consider not going to group on Tuesday. I knew I'd have a gain but I accepted because I knew I deserved it.

And gain I did. But only 1.5 pounds. It could have been so much worse and I was actually pretty happy with that. I took in my old work trousers to group and put them on for all to see. They're a size 18 and in January I could only just fasten them. In fact, if I had a big lunch I had to undo the top button. I'm now a size 12/14 and they look like clown trousers on me. Sometimes non scale victories really are amazing!

Ever since group on Tuesday my head has been 100% back in the game. I've made syn free hummus, I've eaten loads and loads of superfree foods and I just feel so much happier. I think that, subconsciously, I'd started restricting my food intake. I'd started counting calories and depriving myself if I got above 1200 in a day. Ridiculous. I know that Slimming World works but it's like my brain decided to make losing weight harder for myself! I was hungry all of the time and I clearly wasn't eating enough.

This week I've been stuffing jacket potatoes down like there's no tomorrow and I'm loving it. God bless green days!


Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 162 pounds
Weight Loss Gain This Week: 1.5 pounds 
Total Weight Loss: 65 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

22  pounds to go!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Yay!

You can totally do it. I find the easiest way for me to stay on SW is to eaet yummy foods as much as possible. Sure I'm not getting chips and chocolate, but I am getting tasty homemade cheeseburgers and gorgeous pies and bakes, so I don't feel like I'm missing out.

Just pig out on yummy free food, and you'll soon be back on track my darling :-)

22 pounds to go!