As you know, in my first official week at Slimming World, I put on weight. Mainly because I wasn’t really sticking to it and I know I had a fair few naughty items (looking at you Pumpkin Spice latte).
The next week, was a bit weird. After really REALLY sticking to the plan, staying within my syns and refusing to eat any biscuits from the see-through box that I walk past whenever I get up from my desk… I was also ill that week with a stinker of a cold and a touch of that stomach virus going around.
After weighing myself at Ralph’s, I was surprised to see that I had lost like 8 pounds! What?! Another strange thing was I had developed brand new stretch marks around my stomach. It turns out you can get these after quite quick weight loss, so I was buzzing.
It came to that week’s weigh in, and it said I only lost 3 pounds… Picture a very confused face and this is what greeted the lady at Slimming World who weighs us. But why was it so much less?
I went home and sulked accordingly and it wasn’t until the next day that I twigged that a 3 pound weight loss is still pretty damn good. A bag of sugar is 2 pounds, so to think that I shifted that was quite impressive. Everyone says that different scales can give different readings, so I assume someone’s is out by a few pounds.
This week, I didn’t weigh myself at Ralph’s, so I had no idea on my weight loss, at all. I was quite anxious, as I had stuck to the plan pretty well this week. I even had less syns than the week before, but weight loss is a funny thing, so I had no idea what would greet me on those scales this week.
This Week’s Results
Turns out I had lost 2 pounds. Now, this is less than last week, but I was ill that week. Part of me was scared because I thought I’d lost weight because I’d been ill. I had visions of me putting on the weight again if I’m honest. I was well chuffed when I saw that I had lost 2 pounds.
My weight loss was entirely down to my dieting. I had not been ill and couldn’t attribute the loss to anything apart from my good work. It proved that this could actually happen. For the first time in a long while, I felt positive about my body. Sure, if I see something I don’t like now, I know I am doing something about it. Whereas before, I would see a picture of me and kinda shudder and feel blue that I couldn’t change anything.
I really believe the key to being successful as Slimming World, is to plan, plan plan. You can’t expect to buy your usual sandwich from Tesco’s and stay within your syns. I’ve been making lunches in bulk, or stocking up on items at work like beans for jacket potatoes.
I might do a separate post on what exactly I’ve been eating, just to give you a rough guide of all the things you can still eat. But for now, I leave you with the thought that, after seeing actual bona fide results, I am more determined to see this through.