Putting money (instead of food) where your mouth is…

Last week I returned to Slimming World after having a few weeks ‘off’, which is a bit pathetic considering I only joined in July. I stood up in group and resembling someone at an AA meeting, I declared my addiction (to chocolate). I vowed to return the following week having lost enough weight to earn a sparkly sticker. I’m still trying to figure out whether that was more about my addiction to stationary but either way, I won’t be getting the sticker. In the last 5 days I have had a Chinese takeaway, chip shop lunch, afternoon tea, a full English breakfast, all the pink plates Yo Sushi has to offer & enough bread to fill a small bakery. Not the greatest of starts it would seem.

I don’t think I can face the embarrassment of going back tomorrow and getting on the scales after my big speech. Since starting Slimming World I have gained weight almost every week. There should be a sticker for that kind of commitment surely?! My running instructor has always told me that consistency is key but somehow, I don’t think that’s the type of consistency he had in mind. Who joins a weight management group & comes away heavier than they did when they first joined?! Well me apparently.

I can’t blame Slimming World for my weight gain & I joined because it has worked for a lot of people I know. I think I’ve just about run out of excuses so it’s time to give it a proper go. One thing is for sure and that’s eating what you want, when you want and doing so whether you are hungry or not isn’t a plan that has worked for me. For those who want to gain 3 stone though, give it a go!

12 thoughts on “Putting money (instead of food) where your mouth is…

  1. Really good writing. I am sure you are not the only “slimmer” in Slimming World who actually gets fatter. I went with my girlfriend a few times and it reminded me too of how I imagine an AA meeting goes. Perhaps they should change their name to “Guilt-Riddled World” or “Griddled World” for short. I’d go.

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  2. Really good blog Sally. As someone who had tried all the diets, paid for personal training and spent several hundreds on other fads, I feel like I keep going around in circles, like a broken record and the diet always starts again on a Monday! I am beginning to realise it’s not about a number of the scales but how I feel when I walk into a room! We will conquer the chub rub!

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  3. I love the comical side of this it really does appeal to my sense of humour. I also go slimming world & like you I also struggle, so I’m feeling your pain sister…… Looking forward to the next blog πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ!!!

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  4. Good blog Sally!! You’ve inspired me to get back to slimming world!! I say the same thing every year ” I will be healthy and slim for Christmas” this year i’m going to join you on your journey and do it!! Good luck Sally and keep writing πŸ˜„πŸ™Œ

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  5. Great read Sally, I take my hat off to you as I know how hard it is to beat an addiction! I couldn’t do without dark chocolate, peanut butter and a big dirty burger now and again but it’s like you say, very thing in moderation.

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  6. Girl. I know the struggle to lose weight. I lost a lot, but now I’m at that annoying thing people call a plateau. So frustrating!!! The key is not to give up. I’m rooting that things go well for the both of us!!!

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  7. And then you read things like this:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3257331/Why-EASIER-1980s-Chemicals-packaging-antidepressants-hormones-food-causing-millenials-gain-weight-scientists-claim.html
    and it feels like a lost battle…
    What do you mean, loosing weight, when even “chemicals in packaging,… hormones in food” are teaming against us to make us even heavier.
    I already had a feeling that nowadays, I only needed to LOOK at food to gain a pound, I think I wasn’t far from the truth haha
    Oh well… today’s another monday… another chance to start fresh and decide: NO CHOCOLATE for me today… or maybe just a tiny little piece… πŸ™‚

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