Ok, so I thought I would start my slimming world blogging journey with a little introduction its only right… I hope you love this post and all the posts to come 😊
This post feels like such a long time coming, I joined slimming world on the 19th September 2018 at 15 stone 3lbs!! I have never been that big and until about 3 years ago I was a size 8, I have now lost 2stone 10.5lbs so far and currently weigh 12stone 6.5lbs. I can honestly say I have never felt better! No diet has ever worked for me and this might be one of the reasons I love slimming world so much, this is not a diet it is a full-on lifestyle change and I have now changed so much for the better! The best bit about slimming world is that you can still have all the amazing treats you love!
If you are here and reading this post I am sure you are either considering slimming world, have already joined or are just eager to learn more…
As I have been on the slimming world plan for just over 5 months, I feel like I am ready to share all! I am planning on blogging my journey, my losses, my gains and everything in between; starting with the question on everyone’s minds… What is slimming world?
Slimming world… Summed up.
Slimming world to me is a group of amazing supportive people that come together once a week to help with your journey. The plan is split into 5 sections:
1. Free Food – These are foods you can eat wherever whenever. EG Potatoes and Pasta (yes pasta!!!)
2. Speed Foods – Foods to help kick start your metabolism, every meal must include 1/3 speed food.
3. Healthy Extra A – Dairy products like milk and cheese. Thank god as I could not live without my morning brew!
4. Heal1thy Extra B – Fibre foods, 2 Alpen lights for example or 2 pieces of brown bread per day!
5. Syn1s – This is my favourite part, you get 15 syns per day so treats are always welcome on s11limming world – a milky way for example can be only 5.5 syns. I sometimes save all my 4week allowance up for the weekend!
Why I started
I wanted to start slimming world in January 2018, but it is so daunting and I did not know a single person there so I just kept making excuses not to go and carried on eating and got bigger and bigger, enough was enough!! I asked my friends at work if they wanted to join with me as the thought of going on my own was actually horrible… Someone seeing my weight freaked me out soo much!
With my friends by my side I jumped the gun and went to the closest group to me (if you go online and add your post code you can find a close group). I was welcomed immediately and no one judged anyone it was a lovely community and everyone was there for the same thing. I knew the time was right, especially with my wedding creeping up (1 year and 5 months eeeeek). I found my why.. my wedding and myself. What’s your why? Why do you want to do this?
My goal with slimming world
I am aiming by October 2019 to weigh 10 stone, this means I will have lost 5stone 3lbs! How crazy is that!!
I am on slimming world for life now and it has 100% changed me. I am going to blog it all including the exercise I am doing on top of the plan.
This is where you come in… If you are on a slimming world Journey or have been then please leave a comment, I want to know how far you have come. LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER!
This post may not be the most exciting but, keep reading this section – lots more to come.
My next posts will include:
• What I eat in a day
• Low syn treats
• Speed foods that I love
• Meal planning and meal prep ideas
• Tips and tricks
• SP day prep and What is SP
• What is club 10
My weight loss so far
Total loss so far – 2stone 10.5lbs
Week 1 19/9/2018 – 4lbs off
Week 2 26/9/2018 – 4lbs off – ½ stone award
Week 3 3/10/2018 – 1.5lbs off
Week 4 10/10/2018 1lbs off
Week 5 17/10/2018 – 4lbs off– 1 stone award
Week 6 24/10/2018 – 1.5lbs off
Week 6 31/10/2018 – 1lbs off
Week 7 7/11/2018 – 5lbs off – 1 ½ stone award and club 10 award
Week 8 14/11/2018 – +1lbs on
Week 9 21/11/2018 – 3.5lbs off
Week 10 28/11/2018 – 2lbs off
Week 11 12/12/2018 – 3lbs off – 2 stone award
Week 12 19/12/2018 – 1lbs off
Week 13 2/1/2019 – +2lbs on (ooops, Christmas was gooood)
Week 14 9/1/2019 – 2lbs off
Week 15 16/9/2019 – 2lbs off
Week 16 23/1/2019 – 2.5lbs off – 2 ½ stone award
Week 17 30/1/2019 – 1lbs off
Week 18 6/2/2019 – +0.5lbs on
Week 19 13/2/2019 – 1.5lbs off
Week 20 20/2/2019 – 0.5lb off
Week 21 27/2/2019 – 1lb off
Week 22 6/3/2019 – to be continued