A few words
I have recently been having a few words with myself since my last weigh-in, you may or may not know that I have been attending Slimming world since October 2014, since then there have been good weeks and there have been bad weeks. Last week saw a gain and I felt awful, I guess it was to be expected but I still felt bad and have since had a few words with myself.
I am thinking this gain came from a few naughty treats or possibly the past few weekends catching up with me…..Whoops! well it was needed and I really enjoyed letting my hair down for a while.
After having a few words with myself I have made a promise to myself to get back on track and get focused again. I would love to get to target for my birthday in August, this would be awesome and the best gift to myself ever, this would mean that I would need to lose 2 lb a week between now and my birthday (if no gains get in the way). This may sound easy for some and harder for others but all I can and WILL do is try my best, after all this girl loves a challenge.
My losses have been lowest 1/2 lb and my highest 5 lb in a week. There have also been gains in-between these losses on the odd week here and there.
I have now been using my syn box a lot more as this slipped a bit. This is a box that I have been using to put all my daily allowance treats in (measured), when the box is empty I would then know that I was at my daily allowance of syns, I find this really helps me to keep track of what I have had that day.
So far I have lost 2 st 8 lbs and I really don’t want to ruin my weight loss by putting it back on. Since I have lost my weight that I have lost so far I already feel more healthier, happy and confident in myself and this is with only loosing half of what I want to lose.
So since I have had a few words with myself I made a promise to myself to get back on track, I went back to treating my weight loss like it was a first week again, used my syn box a lot more, I even put pictures on the fridge of before my journey and a more recent one, now I see these pictures everyday and see how far I have come so far, I also remembered my reasons for wanting to join Slimming World and that feeling of my first loss and how amazing I felt.
Moving forward a week and my weigh-in night, guess what it has all paid off I have gone and lost 4 lb this week and I feel amazing, yes I beat myself up a little over last weeks gain but I needed that kick up the bum to get me fully focused again.
The challenge is now on, I am going to try my best to get a minimum of 2 lb loss every week between now and August so I can be at my target weight for my birthday…..Fingers crossed!
This was me last June.
This was me this week. I’ve still a long way to go but I’m feeling much more healthier, confident and happy in myself, this is after 25 weeks.
I’m so happy that I came across this post. My boyfriends mum has recently joined Slimming World and I shared this post with her which gave her more motivation to keep at it. I know of those moments where you slip up and have your good weigh ins and your bad. With all that I’ve heard about Slimming World, I might give it a try. Way to go with your progress and all the best!
There’s nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for such hard work. You’ve done absolutely fantastically and I’m sure you’ll continue to do so. Well done 🙂 xx
Thank you Ra1neX, i am sure she will enjoy Slimming World, i certainly wouldn’t have got this far without attending group. X
Thank you Kate X
Wow you are doing so well. Congratulations. I really need to kick myself up the bum and get motivated to lose weight.
Damn girl, the change in you is amazing! An awesome weight loss so far and well done on losing 4lbs this week! Sometimes you do need to beat yourself a little to get back on track – incentive pictures posted around the house always help! You are doing so well! Thank you for linking up with #WeightLossWednesday and hope to see you again this week! Sim xx
I love this post. You look amazing! Well done x