Thursday, 14 September 2017

Slimming World Weigh-In #24 - A New Beginning

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Slimming World Weigh In #24 - A New Beginning 


I knew I had been off plan for a month but when I looked back I have actually been off Slimming World for over two months! Wow, I really didn't think it was that long. I wrote a post about losing two stone but not losing four dress sizes. Looking back I can see how fed up I was. I was losing weight but not actually seeing a difference, even though photos told a different story.
I have still been eating Slimming World friendly meals, well most of the time except for the takeaways, crumpets with butter and so on, and have eaten whatever I fancied in between. Chocolate, biscuits, cakes, lager, red wine....the list goes on.

I weighed myself on Monday and had put on four pounds, which doesn't actually seem too bad. My clothes do feel tighter and I really want to reach my goal weight.

I still need to lose 32lbs and have a new target date of 24th April if I lose a pound a week. I am hoping that I can lose more than that each week but I have to be realistic knowing that I struggle to lose more. Even on a really good week where I try really hard I only lose two pounds (post menopausal hormones are pants!).

Why do I want to lose weight?


I need to remind myself why I want to lose weight. Of course I want to look better but that isn't the most important reason. I want to wear the clothes I already own but are too small and to go into high street stores and buy whatever I like straight off the peg.

I also suffer from a bad back (35 years nursing is to blame for that) and a bad knee. Both get worse the more I weigh so with every pound I lose the better they are.

The Plan

I gained my two stone loss badge back in July but now weigh more so that is my first target, to regain that badge. I know if I go off plan (and don't go crazy with food) I will only put on a few pounds which surprisingly gives me an incentive to stick with it. I think it's the knowledge that I have to lose four pounds just to get back to where I was. My target is to lose another stone before Christmas.

The countdown begins! 32 pounds, see you next week with an update and a meal plan. Maybe a recipe too.

If you'd like some meal ideas visit my instagram feed slimmingworldwithcardigan.

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