As you might have read, I joined Slimming World
last week. I was excited yet a little bit nervous as I’ve always weighed in the privacy of my own home before and had a quick hop on the scales during the week! I’m determined not to do that though as obviously our scales will be different. Also I’ve never really been on a plan before, just did my own thing with calorie counting.
When I started looking through my pack, I must admit I found it a little bit overwhelming and didn’t know where to start! I decided on writing a meal plan first whilst looking through my book to get used to it. With flicking back & forth it took me around two hours! Though I was surprised to see how much I could actually eat without ‘counting’ it.
I decided that it was too much of a pain in the bum to have to keep going back and checking my book so I did this:
I have three chalk ‘boards’ with the menu, to record my daily syns, and the syns of my favourite foods that aren’t free. Then I photocopied pages from my book – free foods, and Healthy Extra A & B choices. It’s been so much easier to keep on track and get those speed foods by just having a quick glance.
The week went really well. I stuck to plan pretty much 100% and although I did miss crisps and bread, I didn’t find it overly hard not to eat them. I’m so proud I managed to resist as these are usually my downfall (crisps for lunch or snack, and a sandwich for lunch and toast at night). I’ve really enjoyed trying new meals already and adapting old meals, and I’ve actually really enjoyed all the fruit I’ve been eating – I forgot how much I’d missed it all!
So, Tuesday was my first weigh in. I had to go by myself as my ‘buddy’ couldn’t make it. There weren’t many people there though but as I had ‘met’ them last week I felt more at ease. I would have been happy with a 2lb loss, even though I know lots of people get big losses their first week but as I have PCOS
it’s a bit harder for me. I certainly felt better in myself though, and a lot less bloated. I stepped on the scales, and I had lost… 3.5lbs
! Absolutely over the moon with that and it has made me even more determined to go for the same again next week to get my half stone award.
Oh, and I also won the raffle – I’d been wanting one of these so I was over the moon with that too!
My stats for this week (I still haven’t set a final target):
- starting weight – 13st 4.5lbs
- current weight – 13st 1lb
- loss this week – 3.5lbs
- loss so far – 3.5lbs
- Club 10 target weight – 11st 13.5lbs