I’ve never been skinny. I think I was born a size 12 and it’s steadily increased since then. It’s always been something that’s been there, and something I know I need to sort but I’ve never really had the determination to do it. In other words, I’m just plain LAZY!
Yesterday, I took a leap and joined my local Slimming World group. I’ve done the Slimming World plan before – for a week where I lost 4lbs and clearly got over excited and celebrated with a chinese takeaway and a few dozen cakes. Sigh.
There are 3 options within the plan and I’ve decided to go for the extra easy, as it requires the minimum amount of thinking possible. With this, you can eat as much free food, two healthy extra choices and 5-15 syns a day. For all of you who have no clue, I’ll try to summarise it as best I can.
On this plan, you do something called ‘food optimising’ where you can eat as much fresh and frozen fruit, vegetables, fish and seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, fat free dairy products (quark), potatoes, pulses, starchy vegetables, rice, pasta, grains and vegetable proteins (e.g tofu, quorn) as you want. You also get one healthy choice A (milk/cheese) and one healthy choice B(cereals/bread) per day. On top of all of this, you get up to 15 syns a day that can be used for things like alcohol or treats (in my case, wine and Twirl bars)
That’s alot of food.
I have absolutely no idea how it works. It sounds slightly too good to be true. But the proof was in the pudding ( excuse the fat pun 😉 ) when the first lady I spoke to lost 3lbs which took her overall weight loss to 7stone 2lbs in under a year. If that’s not inspiration, I don’t know what is.
So I’ve ordered all of my shopping, I’ve started to write up my meal planner for the week, and for the first time in absolutely ages I am feeling 100% determined and motivated to move my backside and do something about my weight. I have two babies + a million takeaways worth of fat to lose, so it wont be an overnight miracle but I’m set up for the long haul.
Every Friday on this blog from now on will be my “fat fighting friday” where I’m hoping to update you all on how I’m getting on, my meals etc, and I might even take a delve into the world of YouTube and film some grocery hauls (cause I’m a sad act and I watch stuff like that!) Blogging about it, hopefully, will keep me motivated to stick to the plan. Fingers crossed!
On an even more positive note…i stood on the scales for my first weigh in today only to find out I’m a stone lighter than I was at the beginning of the year. Yay! No idea how that happened but I’ve settled on either their scales are broken, my scales are broken or I’ve suddenly got number dyslexia and am reading it wrong. In any case, it was just the wee boost that I needed.
If any of you are losing weight at the moment, or are wanting to, then please leave a comment! It’s always great to have extra support from other people going through the same thing.
Same time, same place, next week…. hopefully a few pounds down! 🙂
The Southside Girl x