Weightloss Update….Struggling!

I know it’s been a few weeks since I gave you all an update so I figured I’d give you a little round-up of the weeks past.

It’s not been a very positive start for me, in fact I’m not quite sure why I decided to start my journey before 4 birthdays, a first holy communion, 2 bank holidays and a mad weekend in Brighton!  It’s clear I was destined to struggle.

To date I’ve had a gain a and a few maintain weeks, so last week my SW buddy and I decided to give each other the support we needed(more of a virtual kick up the bum!) and keep each other in check.  For me I swore I wouldn’t drink at all for the week and would stick to plan 100%.

So mornings we’d check to see what was for breakfast, send each other food pics etc or message if we felt like caving – Throughout the week I enjoyed planning and cooking different meals, ensuring I was hydrated with plenty of water rather than coffee. The weekly shop was filled with fresh fruit and veg.  Then Thursday came, I was dreading getting on the scales, I don’t know why but I felt like nothing had changed for me despite all my efforts and I was right another week and I’d stayed the same.

I was truly gutted this week, I worked bloody hard and there was no reward. But I didn’t run, I stayed for group and talked it through, I found it really tough to hear how one lady literally lost 12lb in her first week another lady lost a stone within her first few weeks and I’ve not even reached half a stone!  I feel so disappointed! It’s true what they say about how hard it is to lose the weight as you get older. I know we are all in the same boat and everyone’s journey is their own, we lose weight at different rates, but can I get a break here please?

I guess at this stage I have to just continue what I’m doing, will next week prove to be a better one on the scales?  Let’s hope so.

OK so enough of my pity party what can I do?  well I picked up a new cookbook which is all Mediterranean cooking from all over the Med and North Africa, so I’m excited to try some new recipes.  The weekend will prove a challenge as I’m out and about plus it’s fathers day so other than the actual events I’ll be sure to keeping it green!  Hubs thinks I should use the 5:2 rules as well as stay on plan. So I may well try fasting on some days, but we’ll see. I also need to think about measuring myself, whilst the weather has been rubbish I’ve been living in jeggings and tops but I know that even if the scales don’t show it sometimes the inches do!

How’s your week gone?  Did you make anything interesting this week? If you want to see what I’ve been making over the last week, head straight over to my Instagram account.  I always love hearing from you guys, what’s been your highs and lows of the week?  Leave a comment and let me know.

Here’s to being less of us next week!

Miss Naddy

xoxo

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Weigh In Week 1

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!

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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.

Naddy

xoxo