Sunday, 28 June 2015

Slim Down Sunday: Week 7

As usual I started this week extremely positive, keen to start shedding even more pounds to get to where I want to be.  This post is going to be really, really honest - that's not to say that the others aren't of course but it's more to say that speaking as I am going to do is almost a frightening thing because it allows you into my real thoughts.

The week started off well in terms of meals, once again we had a good box from Gousto and I really enjoyed the weeks in particular that we do have one of those boxes.  In a lot of respects I feel like that is the reason why I've never been bored with what I'm eating however - and here's where I get serious - I'm an addict.  I'm absolutely addicted to food. If you've ever been in my position you'll understand that it goes far deeper than just being a bit greedy and the occasional pig out.  I'm talking not being able to concentrate on anything around you until you see to the rest of the packet of biscuits in the cupboard.

Here's the thing, the photos I included in this post are all things that I ate this week and they were lovely but I am naughty and I do got on the scales.  It's silly really but it means that if I see a difference then I'm really happy but sometimes if I don't see a difference then I have been known to in the past go in a downward spiral.  They so fortunately was what happened on Wednesday.  

I know that what I did wasn't the end of the world and I feel a little bit silly to even have to talk about it.  I just fancied having a moment where I could stop thinking about my limitations I'm just enjoy something without counting calories or syns.  It ended up being where as I went into the kitchen and I got a bar chocolate out the fridge, it was one of those large bars and my husband said that if I was going to have it, to share half of it with him.  Now for reference, this was 300 calories because it was dark chocolate so it wasn't like I went to KFC here but the relief was instant.  I had gotten that thought out of my system.  I knew I could then get back on it and heading towards where I want to be.  I hope that that doesn't happen again often, or worse.

On a positive note I've had a few good feelings this week, one of them being that I went into Dorothy Perkins again.  This was a shop I used to adore but as the larger sizes can be more limited I eventually stopped going there and truth be known, that were times that they probably wouldn't have fit.  This was a lovely experience even having a potential of getting something although unfortunately, there wasn't anything that caught my eye this time.

This will probably sound silly but I've suddenly realised how brilliant Fit Bit actually is.  It only dawned on me a few days ago that because my fitness pal is linked to the fit bit app, it wax out how much I've eaten too how much I've exercised as to whether I'm over, under or on target for the day to reach my weight loss goal.  This is fantastic but obviously it means if I've done a sudden rush of exercise then I need to keep checking it and eat accordingly.  

I've been using this little scoop that my mum was given a while ago to measure my portions of cereal.  I must admit I knew that an actual portion wasn't much but I didn't realize how grim it actually was!

This is All Bran Golden Crunch cereal which is delicious.  It's a 30g (Slimming World Healthy B portion) and it's absolutely tiny.

Even when I add the milk it really is nothing which is a shame but then I could pick a different cereal if I really wanted to and have more.  

So onto the weigh in, I went into it with the thought that my calories have been higher this week.  I knew the one thing that would kill me off would be if I put on or even stayed the same,  I felt like if that happened then I hadn't really been bad and I could've been worse if that was going to happen anyway.  However I am pleased to say that this week I lost one and half pounds bringing me to a loss of 21lbs in seven weeks.  I am delighted with my progress so far, of course it's natural to always want that little bit more but each new number is looking even more beautiful to me.  I shall speak to you all next week!
Things to remember: 
  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year!
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
Why not come and be my friend on the My Fitness Pal app - search for 'liverpoollashes'
If you have a FitBit then why not be my friend on that and send me a challenge? click here.
If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of Slimming World - click here.

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