I thought it was about time I updated with my progress.
I had a bit of a blip a week or so ago, nothing to do with the “diet” being hard, I was just being silly and eating everything in sight. Needless to say, I gained 2lb and I deserved it. I’d lost 5.4lb the week before so I didn’t feel too bad about my blip.
I’ve since been back on it and lost 1.2lb this week. I’d originally set my weighloss goal at 1lb a week, but I feel confident that I can stick to a stricter calorie intake and so I’ve upped it to 2lb a week.
I never thought, in a million years, that I would choose to calorie count over Slimming World, but at this moment in time, it’s working better for me. I do have Slimming World to thank for teaching me about healthy eating, if it wasn’t for them I would probably be wasting my calories on junk and finding myself hungry at the end of the day, but as it is, they have enabled me to make good choices and so I’m finding it easy to stick to at the moment *touch wood*
My view on the best diet out there hasn’t changed. Slimming World is, hands down, the healthiest “diet” I’ve come across (and I’ve tried a lot) but as a busy Mum of 2 who doesn’t always have time to look up syns, pre-plan my days ahead of time and get to class on a regular basis, calorie counting is my best option right now.
I’ve made a few small changes to help get me on track to a permanent change in how I eat, drink and exercise….
* I’ve started drinking water. Before I would drink sugar free squash, which is fine for weight loss, but it wasn’t helping me abolish my sweet tooth, so water it is now. I’m actively trying to drink more too, I didn’t drink nearly enough fluid before. At first I wasn’t keen on the taste, but now I’m actually enjoying drinking water. It’s surprisingly easy to change your taste buds.
* I’m exercising more. This part is the most important part for me. My meals are pretty healthy and have been for years now. We do have the odd “bad” meal, but on the whole out meals are balanced, low fat and made from scratch from fresh ingredients. My problem is snacking inbetween meals and not getting enough exercise.
* Cut out snacking. I’m trying to go without anything inbetween meals. If I do feel hungry, I’m starting with a glass of water. If I’m still hungry, I’m having fruit.
That’s it for now. I didn’t want to change too much at once or I wouldn’t stick to it. These are manageable at the moment.