A Slimming World Online Update

There’s a very distinct reason why I haven’t updated you on my Slimming World journey. You guessed it-it hasn’t gone well at all. I’ve been putting this off for weeks, but I felt like it was finally time to talk it all out.
Slimming World turned out to be a lot harder than I expected, mainly because it started out great. I had a bit of a yo yo week after a great start and since then I’ve been a bit all over the place.

I don’t even know where to start because it’s been all up and down. Essentially, like the start of every diet, it went really well at first. I lost nearly 5 pounds in less than 2 weeks and then I just derailed. I was so good at planning and counting Syns and all that and then I guess I just lost interest. I wanted it to be easy and it just wasn’t. I went away for the weekend a few weeks back and although I wasn’t very bold I ended up putting back on weight which was really depressing. Since last week I’ve been doing better. I logged my regain again in week 4, which I considered not doing since it’s online and I don’t have to do it, but I did. And then last week I lost again, so I’m getting there. But it’s a much slower process than I initially anticipated.

My biggest problem is coming home on my breaks and snacking when I get home from work before I cook dinner. For the first few days of Slimming World I had eliminated this so I’m really annoyed that I’ve fallen into this trap so again quickly. To combat this I’m after stocking up on lots of fruit. I’m resolving to reach for this instead.  I think part of me believes that I’ll lose all the weight by just having signed up to Slimming World, but I need to commit to this-it’s just so hard at times! 
I’ve really noticed that I’m in such a style rut at the moment. I’ve been putting off buying clothes for so long with the whole “oh I’ll buy lots of nice things once I lose the weight”. On top of that I also have some lovely items in my wardrobe that no longer fit me. One of the things that I noticed when I lost a big chunk of wight a few years ago was that it gave me such a boost in the fashion department. I loved buying clothes that I never would have before and it gave me a bit of an overhaul in the style department. Now I’m definitely in a rut and it’s contributing to my lack of confidence big time.
On a positive note I have slowly begun changing some of my habits and I’ve also signed up to a Pilates  class and started doing some Blogilates videos at home. I’m back on track now so hopefully I can keep it up for my own sake.

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