Wednesday, 29 April 2015

An update on my Slimming World journey, or in other words, my long stay over at the Slumpsville service station on route to my Slimming World target destination!!

Last year I kept you updated with my Slimming World journey. I started in January 2014 and just 17ish weeks later in May 2014 I hit my first 1.5 stone target. When I started I didn't believe it was possible for me to lose weight. I was stuck in my size 16's and nothing was going to work.

I am amazed that I lost 1.5 stone in just the first 4 months. I hit target on my birthday which was the best present ever. When I first set my target I thought that would be plenty of weight to lose and I would be happy. However, once I hit my target I thought there was a little more I could do. So I reset my target for another 1/2 a stone.



My Before and After pictures from when I hit my first target


That's nothing I thought. I had already lost 1.5 stone so what was a measly 7 lbs more. Well, I got complacent, I got comfortable with what I had achieved and since then (almost 1 year later) I have still yet to see that new target. I did get down to within 3lbs of my 2 stone target but then went back up and hovered around my original target or slightly above. After Christmas 2014 I weighed in after a few weeks break and vowed that I would get back on my Slimming World journey but since then I have yo yo'ed up and down 2lb off, 2lb on, 1lb off, 1/2 a lb on. I'm just stuck going up and down.

That's not to say Slimming World isn't working. It's me that's not working hard enough for something I want. On the one hand I really want my 2 stone award and then on the other hand I go 'Oh well, I did lose 1.5 stone maybe I should stay where I am and be happy'. One week I'm on it and motivated and the next week I have a week where I just eat what I want and tell myself to be happy with what I've done. I'm having an argument with myself!

I'm still not happy with my wobbly bits, however not as wobbly as they were before Slimming World! I will get to my 2 stone award even if it takes me another year (although I hope not!). Now I have set that target I am going to get there and achieve what I have set myself up to do. It's my own fault for becoming so complacent with it all and not sticking to it 100% even though I had set myself another target.

Just remember, some peoples Slimming World journey is faster than others, some people take the scenic route and some people travel in the fast lane and get there quickly. 

Mushy Pea curry is my BFF when it comes to quick and filling Slimming World friendly meals. Recipe here; Mushy Pea Curry recipe

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