Yes, there have been weeks when I gained a little (last week, for example), but most weeks I have lost a few, and I am very happy with how the plan works for me.
I like that Slimming World keeps me focused. I like that it encourages healthy eating choices without the quick-fix nonsense that would mean the weight piling back on the moment I started eating normally again, because I am eating normally. Nothing is off-limits, and that makes it so much easier to keep going in the long term.
This week I got my Platinum Body Magic award and I am ludicrously proud of this. Although I’ve been a regular at my gym since mid-February, there were weeks where I wasn’t active every day, but since starting the Slimming World plan, I found that working towards the Body Magic awards made sure I did something, even if only a little, every day – and that has to be a good thing.
I’ve also started doing the Body Magic distance challenges (as of 1st August), and this morning I completed the first one (walk around Central Park – 9.7km), and started on the second (swim the English Channel – 34km). I love having these goals to aim for and keep me on the right track!
At New Year, I set myself a “realistic” goal of shedding a stone (14lbs) by the end of the year. Since that time, I have shed a grand total of 44lbs (3 stones 2lbs). I love that I’ve smashed my expectations, and I will continue to shred them!
There are 20 weigh-ins between now and Xmas. If I can lose a pound a week during that time, I could be almost a stone and a half lighter again!
In the meantime, I’m going to a wedding in November. It’s in 13 weeks time, so if I can lose another stone by then, I’d be very happy indeed!