If you follow me on Twitter or often read my blog then you may have noticed that last Wednesday I joined Slimming World which is quite a big thing for me! This time last year, I certainly wouldn't have had the courage to go as I was always really embarrassed about my weight which I think was down to being bullied in school. I would never openly talk about it or want to go clothes shopping with the girls but now, I've changed a bit and become a little more proud and accepting of who I am.
Last night was my first weigh in at Slimming World. I wasn't looking forward to it, if I'm honest. Mainly because I was feeling so bloated which was a little uncomfortable. I was also really worried that I wouldn't have lost any weight either, despite eating the right things. I've had an Extra Easy week, where you can eat fruit, veg, meat and pasta, potatoes and rice freely and you have ONE Healthy Extra A and one B which are where you get your milk, cheese, bread, etc from in measured proportions. This was pretty easy to do in all honesty and I would recommend it to anyone starting Slimming World. We went out to Akhbars for a curry on Saturday night though and I was worried that this would spoil my weight loss. When I totalled up my number of Syns that I had eaten, although it was over the daily limit of 15, it was only 37 in total and since I didn't eat any other Syns for the rest of the week and you can carry them over into the next day, I think I was OK and this didn't harm my weight loss too much.
Getting weighed last night was worry free, well in the embarrassment sense at least as I was worried I wouldn't have lost any weight. I was so happy to see that this week I have lost 5 pounds and I am soooooo proud of myself!! I didn't stay for the meeting as I was tired after work and it goes on until 8.30. I just wanted to get home, get my dinner and go to sleep! Next week I am hoping to keep this up and continue to eat healthily. I don't have time for exercise at the moment but I'm hoping to introduce this in very soon.
Have you been following Slimming World? Hows it going?