Hello Lovely Followers,
As some of you may know, I have been trying various things over the years to reduce my weight. I signed up to MyFitnessPal on 29th March 2013 and started well; seeing great results but, sadly, it didn’t last and the weight went back on.
So on 13th April 2015 I got myself a FitBit Flex secondhand from e-bay and joined the FitBit community, once again I saw a good drop in my weight to begin with that didn’t last, however, I must confess that wearing the Flex certainly helped me to get up of the sofa and move!
But it wasn’t until I joined Slimming World that I have actually seen the biggest result! I am the lightest I have been since before 2013; I am a SW convert! I thank my Mum and cousin for dragging me to that first meeting on 30th August 2017; it changed my outlook about my weight – I can be the weight and shape I want to be.
I found this post while browsing though WordPress from someone who’s not only managed to reach her target weight but is now living her life with a changed view of food. This is where I want to be.
Hi world. This blog will be about maintaining your weight (with Slimming World.)
Today I hit my target weight at Slimming World!! WOOHOO!
However this won’t be the day I publish this post. That day will be a year (ish) from today 5th November 2016. My plan is to come back every month and update my feelings of maintaining my healthy weight!
So let’s start here;
I weigh 10st 5lb today. My target weight, ish, I upped my target a few weeks ago when I got to a point where I was just so happy with myself but really wanted to be in a healthy bmi.
Today I feel amazing, on top of the world, but totally terrified at the same time. I didn’t get much from group today except a booklet to look through, I usually get some texts off my consultant though so she might give me some advice in the week. Tonight I am celebrating, which is probably not the best way to start my first week of maintenance seeing as its also my birthday in 3 days but hey, LIFE! See you in December.
Ugh. Why is this so hard. My weight is SO up and down. I am using birthdays and Christmas as my excuse, if I’m honest it’s been nice to relax and enjoy both the celebrations this year, but maintaining is harder than I expected it to be. I guess the real work is going to start in a few days, January; because this month as been a complete write off! I’ve not heard off my consultant either which has me not wanting to go to group anymore. Meh. –Weight: 10st7
New year, new me. Haha that’s what everyone says isn’t it? I mean it though.
This month I have gone back to eating healthy and I’ve joined the gym!! I’m so excited by this. January determination has set in so food wise I am on plan and really focused. – Weight: 10st5
Maintained this month on a whole but I was up and down again. I can’t seem to get a grasp on my eating, I gain 2, I lose 2 on a cycle, I don’t think I maintain at all really, just gain, lose, gain lose. It’s frustrating. Why is this so hard?! – Weight: 10st5
I’ve gained weight!! I am so bloody confused. Whyyyyyy? Inch loss is fab, my body is changing dramatically since joining the gym, but the scale? I HATE IT. I’m only up 2lb as of today, I know I can get that back off but I am just confused over all my hard work with no results. Maybe I should chuck my scale!? – Weight 10st7
I hate the scale. Can’t even. Need to throw them. – Weight 10st8
Okay so reading back over the last few months I seemed to come back to my blog in a bad mood, today is different. Today I feel okay, I am weighing less, but still what is considered frequent (daily, yeah believe me I used to weigh numerous times a day obsessively) but I am less concerned with the number, as long as i’m in target range I seem to be happy. The changes I am getting from the gym are more important to me right now. Happy days. – Weight 10st2
I made a decision this month, no more daily weighing, I am going to listen to my body and be HAPPY. I’m still going the gym, I love it, I never thought I would love it this much but I can’t see my life without fitness in it now. I’ve started weight lifting and, wow, I thought I saw changes before with the toning but weight lifting? It’s incredible.
Eating wise, I’m in a happy place, finally, I apply the tools Slimming World gave me on a daily basis by ways of my healthy extra a&b, free food, speed and protein, but I no longer syn. I am still mindful of my snacks, I still eat the lower syn crisps and treats but if I want something I have it, I don’t count.
Doing this has made me HAPPIER, I feel more relaxed and do you know what, I weighed in at 10st this morning. TEN STONE, my dream weight.
I’m in such a happy place food and fitness wise. Life this month has been hard personally, one of the hardest months I’ve ever endured as an adult, but I’m surviving it (s’not over yet folks, it’s the 29th today!) why am I surviving when the old me would be in a food coma somewhere, eating her feelings at rate faster than breath? because my focus is on point, I get my joy from keeping occupied at the gym, eating healthy yet having a few biscuits every night with my brew.
I am the happiest I’ve been this month since I started maintaining and also I’m NOT daily weighing, I mean it too, I’ve gone to weighing every few days, and I dont care if there’s a 10 at the start of my weight I am happy. I go with how my body feels now and I am in the best shape I’ve ever been. – Weight: Didn’t weigh!!
Oh this month has been full of all the food! Both of my boys had birthdays and there was cake and party food. I basically just relaxed. It has been lovely to go through the days and not be worried about food or what I weigh and I finally feel I have a handle on this maintenance lark. The best part? I’ve hardly weighed myself at all. I listened to my body, when it started feeling sluggish and bloated I decided to go back on plan 100% to help get rid of those feelings and now I am back to toddling through the days eating healthily, exercising and having my daily treats. My weight isn’t an issue for me anymore and I am IN LOVE with that feeling, the sad step and me have parted ways haha.
Onwards and upwards now for maintaining my life and feeling good! – Weight: 10st4
Honestly that about sums it up this month. I’m so happy, I feel like a normal person again, one who just has a handle on her health and goes through her days making healthy choices but indulging when she wants to. Most importantly, knowing when to draw the line. There’s been cake, but there’s also been vegetables galore. Winning. – Weight: 10st2
Refer to September. Yeah buddy I’ve got this! – Weight: 10st2
Please take the weights as a pinch of salt because to be quite honest I fluctuate so much, I just gave my weight on the day I wrote the post and it is subject to change on a daily basis. I have realised I am a bloaty person, it’s become just a thing for me now, I can weigh 10st one morning and 10.5 the next, and instead of it defining me, owning me, making me veer off track, I am flippant, I don’t care, it’s not a true representation of me.
A YEAR AT TARGET WEIGHT!!
A year, I can’t believe it. Looking back over this blog post I feel I’ve done pretty well. I am in such a happy place with myself, my eating and my body. I love the gym, it’s a place I go to escape and have my me time, a place solely mine and I never thought I would become a gym bunny, EVER.
This month, although we are only 10 days in, has been FOOD. Hormonal, emotional, stressful and birthday filled. However now it’s on plan until Christmas, lose some fluff that’s hanging around and have a relaxed Christmastime. – Weight: Haven’t weighed for a while.
I still follow my daily life with the tools Slimming World gave me by way of my health extra intake, speed food and free foods, but I tend not to syn at all, I just seem to know how much I can eat, which really was my ultimate goal
So that’s it, a loooong year full of ups and downs but I really am hoping this blog post will help anyone else struggling at target.