STARTING SLIMMING WORLD, AGAIN

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?

Have a nosy at my Slimming World loss diaries to see how I’m getting on. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more updates.

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16 Comments

  1. April 24, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I thought I’d left a comment yesterday but it disappeared 🙁

    I found it made all the difference actually going to a group and now I’m trying to do it without its so much harder.

  2. April 25, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Good for you for going along – walking through that door for the first time can be one of the hardest things! I’m doing SW at the moment as I’m pregnant, but I lost a lot of weight with Weight Watchers. For me, being in a group and having to be accountable on the scales every week is what makes the difference in a weight loss journey. I’ve done it on my own a few times over the years, but the best success I’ve had has been when I go to a group/class. Good luck!
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  3. April 28, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    So pleased you made it to a group. It is really daunting walking in, I was so nervous when I first walked in. I didn’t know what to expect either but once you’re there everyone is really friendly. I’ve made lots of brilliant friends in our group and I go along for the social element too now. Good luck on your SW journey and thank you for linking up with #SlimmingSunday

  4. April 29, 2017 / 8:41 am

    Well done for making that decision to go to group! I was so scared my first time, but actually I think sitting there each week has a huge impact on my motivation, and I definitely find it helpful having the support from everyone! You’ve got this lovely xx
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    • May 5, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      It’s definitely keeping me motivated and on track, I’m determined to stick to it! x

  5. May 9, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I did Slimming World back in 2013 and lost 3 stone. 2 babies later and I’ve regained 2 of them! So we’re back on it too. Love the Fakeaway book and also the curry book!

    Also swear by the lean meats on Muscle Food. All helps make me feel better about meals.

    Good luck with your SW journey 🙂

  6. November 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing your experience with the rest of us! Good luck with your Slimming World quest! Keep us posted! 🙂

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