I’ve been on Slimming World almost a month now. Tomorrow night I have my fourth weigh-in and it is the first one I actually feel quite nervous about. I was a bit sceptical at the start about how Slimming World would work for me but it hasn’t been too difficult. I’ve lost 9lbs so far which I am more than happy with. I think I would much rather take the slow and steady route. I am more likely to be making changes that I can stick to then, and they will become lifestyle. I certainly don’t feel like I am on a diet though which is nice.
One of the things I have really enjoyed though is the fact that I seem to be cooking a lot more meals from scratch and reducing my reliance on processed foods. It is considerably cheaper and healthier not using them and it means I know what we are actually putting inside our bodies. I am beginning to think that there is some truth in the old saying that you are what you eat.
The hardest part has been finding things to eat for my lunch because hummus isn’t free and it’s my favourite food. I’m still experimenting on my own syn free version. I’ve had to be a lot more adventurous in what I take into work now. I’ve made a few soups, had salads and learnt how to cook quinoa. I’ve had some in my cupboard for quite a while. I need to keep a variety though to keep me motivated and stop me getting bored else I will give up. And I need to be organised. I have learnt that my cupboards need to be full of easy to cook foods to stop me ordering takeaway or cooking junk.
I am a Slimming World convert now. My jeans are getting a little looser and I’ve had the first person comment that it’s obvious I’ve lost weight so I am happy. I still have a long way to go and it will take me a while but if it carries on like this I’ll be happy. I can have lost 2 stone by my birthday and 3-4 stone by the time we go on holiday which would be amazing, as I can buy all my nice clothes for it in normal shops not the plus sized ranges! Buying a pair of jeans from a normal clothes shop is my first aim! And do you know what…I’m going to do it!