Well it’s been a week since I made the decision to return to Slimming World. It’s been a pretty good week despite it being Easter holidays and a mountain of Chocolate in our kitchen, which somehow I managed to leave alone.
The first 2 days were a bit tricky as I hadn’t really planned my meals and as we were entering the weekend the cupboards were almost bare! But I made do with what I had. Friday was even tougher as I had family over so it was a take away dinner so I just chalked it down as my last hurrah and Saturday I was back on plan, then Sunday came along and we celebrating my niece’s 17th Birthday which was great fun, but it was hard to say no to the wine and nibbles. So apart from my healthy breakfast the rest of the day was a disaster but with my syns allowance I was merely over by 3-4 syns so not so bad really…right?
Monday arrived and so did my shopping delivery which was packed with greens and rainbow filled fruit and veg.
I managed to avoid alcohol for the whole week which if you know me is a massive achievement! Mealswise I decided to keep it simple this week with breakfasts mainly consisting of eggs and toast or cereal. Lunch and dinners were a little more interesting. My stand out meals were sweet potato skins and chilli crab tagliatelle! I had a stab at making a pepperpot which I’d packed full of peppers and greens and chunks of beef. It wasn’t the greatest but it kept me full.
I wasn’t able to make my regular group yesterday so I made sure I woke up early today and found a group I could pop in and weigh myself.
It was good news – I’m down 3.5lbs which I’m pleased with seeing as I wasn’t fully on plan for the whole week. I’m trying my best not to compare myself to others as it’s always a little disappointing when you hear about other peoples first week and they lost 8-10lbs and before you say I know – water retention….no person is the same. I’m focusing on the fact that we are all on the same journey.
I’m hoping for a similar loss next week. I’ve bought the magazine and will be scouring the web for meal ideas and tips for having a good SW week!
I have my my niece’s 1st birthday party, which will no doubt be filled with cake and prosecco but I think I’ll be able to be sensible and protect my weight loss. Luckily it’s my only event this weekend!
Are you on a weight loss plan? Have you tried Slimming world? What were your favourite meals? I’d love to hear from you.
Til next week lovelies.