I’ve ummed and arred about posting this update on my Slimming World progress for two reasons:
1) I’m careful that my blog doesn’t turn into a slimming blog (not that there is anything wrong with slimming blogs, it can be highly supportive and motivational – for writers and readers – to share their experiences, but I just set out to create a little more wide-ranging blog and I’m keen not to lose that).
2) I’m a little sheepish about my progress this month.
Why? Well, January has been my first full month of doing Slimming World and after my festive Baileys-related setback, I have gone on to lose some weight every week, resulting in me being awarded Slimmer of the Week three weeks ago and Slimmer of the Month last week. Great stuff and I was very chuffed in lots of ways but despite the fact the I have lost every week, I have lost a grand total of 4.5 pounds this month. It’s still an achievement and is indeed progress, and for that I am very happy, but I’m aware that people in my group have lost more in one week than I have done in the month so I feel a little bit of a copout, when they should be celebrated for their bigger achievements. I feel a little bit like I’ve been awarded these achievements by default!
My modesty aside, I’m really pleased to be making progress and enjoy the Slimming World approach to weight loss – the group is supportive and the members area of the Slimming World website is packed with information and tips to help you stay on track. I’ve really enjoyed trying out some of the recipes – from both the website and Slimming World cook books – and never go anywhere without my little Slimming World bible, listing all the free and superfree foods, and the Syn values of all the naughty stuff.
So here’s hoping February is another positive month. My main mission is to incorporate more exercise into my new healthy eating lifestyle. I’m also really looking forward to the first Come Slim with Me night that myself, my sisters and my niece are planning to hold, so we can enjoy a sociable night of eating and drinking at each of our houses, without letting our Slimming World regimes slip!