My regular followers will know I’ve been a member of Slimming World since Christmas, but what you won’t know is that I’ve been a bit rubbish at it!Me & food have a bit of a weird relationship. I’m an emotional eater and reach for the snacks when I’m stressed or upset. Then the guilt kicks in, I stay on plan for a while. Eating well and loosing a few pounds, then something happens and I’m back at square one again.
Being an online member just wasn’t working for me anymore. I realised I needed to think about joining Slimming World group. I need to be accountable, and I need to do it publicly.
So many mamas are happy with their weight and their bodies after having kids, and that’s amazing. But I’m not one of them, and I don’t want to be. Since having Archie, I struggled to lose the baby weight, but not only that, I’ve actually put on more weight, and I’m not happy.
I want to lose those the extra weight for me. I want to be able to grab clothes out of my wardrobe and for them to fit me, rather than living in my comfy ‘mum uniform’ of leggings and a top. I want to find my style again, and start having fun with fashion instead of feeling frumpy.
By going to the group I know I’m not on my own. There’s so many other people on the same journey, for their own individual reasons. I can get tips from other people and find out what works for them. Although to be honest I was really nervous about going.
I felt really weird just turning up at the Slimming World group as I had no idea what actually went on in the groups, as daft as that sounds. But as soon as I walked through the door someone realised I was new and asked me if I knew where I was going. The consultant came straight over to introduce herself and to let me know the process. I’m not sure why I was so nervous, or what I expected, and if I’m honest I wish I’d have started at the group first as I might have made more progress.
I’m definitely going to put more effort in, especially now I’m more aware of where I was going wrong. Breakfasts and dinners were never a problem, it’s the day time snacking. Working from home means I end up being super busy all morning then just grab something quick, but not healthy out of the pantry to keep me going. By the time I’ve picked the boys up from school and made their tea, I’m starving again. This ends up with more snacking until the hubby gets home from work and we have dinner.
I need to start eating properly again and cutting the crap during the day and actually keeping track of what I eat. Knowing I have that weigh in day at the end of the week will help to keep me focused. In the group I need to step on the scales and acknowledge a loss or a gain and keep on track. The encouragement just from the first session was great, with people swapping stories & recipes. I’m actually looking forward to going back next week.
Have you been to any slimming groups? Did they work for you? What was your experience like?
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