Today I joined slimming world

Today I joined slimming world

Oh dear.  I promise next week there is an upbeat motivational post coming about setting goals and NAILING THEM.  Which I fully intend to do btw.  The phone addiction thing is coming along ok.  My fingers didn’t tremble too much when my battery cut out earlier. I managed to watch a whole film with my husband this week without checking my phone.  

What are your goals for 2017?  I have a few and I set to work on one of them today, as best as I could with two kiddie winkles.

Turns out over Chrismas I put on a bit weight (cough a lot), just loving life.  No regrets – it was awesome. If you did the same promise me one thing?  You won’t beat yourself up about it.  Remember the great times and bash on.

High ho, it’s off to work we go.  So yes, today I dragged my poor kids along to Slimming World. My little girl asked where we were going – hopeful it was soft play.  My response:

We are off to a place that helps grown ups who have had far too much Christmas cake and can’t fit into their clothes.  Nothing for you to worry about though.  I am sure there will be some nice kids for you and Char to play with. 

The place was packed – ovbs.  I mean come on here it is the first week in January.  What did I expect?  I knew exactly what I was getting myself in for.  The meeting went on for 2 hours.  I was the only one with kids.  Go figure.  I even got desperate and purchased healthy ‘fibre rich’ chocolate bars in attempt to keep the kids still.  That will be an interesting nappy!

We made it home alive and I managed to avoid the wine and chocolate cupboard.

It has been a VERY long day.  I muttered under my breath “I need a nanny” about 50 times this morning.  I hate myself for it because I love my kids more than anyone.  Which makes it worse.  It’s all going to be ok though as (quality not quantity) ‘perfect’ Mum was around for a good 20 minutes.  I pushed the kids on the swings at the park – whilst acting like a scary monster.  I was sheer banter.  They were LOVING it.  I didn’t care who was watching.

Slimming world – I am ready for you.  A few have already said there is no way I will stick to it which is the best incentive to put the two fingers up in a few months time as I strut my new boootay.  Surely sticking to slimming world will be easier than running a marathon?  Either way I am as determined as ever which means I will smash it.  Even if I am a grumpy mare for the first few weeks as I experience withdrawals from brandy cream and christmas cake, shed loads of wine and champers, chocolate orange, cheeseboards, pate, baileys.  I am drooling.  You get the picture.

As for running, it is also high on the agenda.  I have booked myself up for some super running events this year and I want to get faster.  Which means less weight to run with.   I am not looking at it as ‘weight I have to lose’.  It’s weight I get to lose.  I get to look after my body this year.  I get to look forward to buying some lovely new clothes.  I get to try out a new exciting eating plan and some fabulous new recipes.  Bring it on.  I shall be sharing any recipes on my foodie page so get involved.  I will most definitely  be saving up points for fizz over the weekend.  Wish me luck and good luck with all your goals.  If you are happy with things the way they are then high five to that too.




These shall be baggy by summer #fact





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  1. January 5, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    I don’t think you can save up the points for a blow out. SW is not very clear on this but I never ever heard of this arrangement in all my time at SW. (I know with WW you could do this.)
    Also, make sure you stick religiously on the 1/3 of each food group on your plate. The way some consultants talk, you would think you could just eat SW chips for every meal and lose.

    So, good luck, and bring on the Mugshots and the Muller lights!

    • January 6, 2017 / 8:50 am

      I will just need to be a good girl and find some self control then eeeeek! about to look into how many synns a glass of fizz is haha. What are your thoughts on SW in general? heard its the best x

      • January 6, 2017 / 9:11 am

        Not great. On the one hand the consultant will say you can have unlimited carbs, (“have a big plate of pasta”, “have lots of SW chips”) the book says 1/3 carbs, 1/3 protein, 1/3 veg. The best results come from the really strict version of the diet that’s 1/2 protein, 1/2 veg. @theslimmingmama on Instagram has had amazing results doing this version.
        The meetings were tedious, and the diet really slow to get results after the first weeks of good losses. I got dispirited and left after a good few months.
        The best results I’ve had have been from calorie counting with My fitness pal combined with the 5:2. Unfortunately I had a break from that over Christmas and put on 8 pounds! You’re not alone.

        • January 6, 2017 / 9:14 am

          Interesting !!! Will check out her Instagram thanks. 5 2 is another option but some friends have lost fair bit so will give it a bash !! Keep you posted. Good luck with any goals you set too !

          • January 6, 2017 / 9:18 am

            Thanks! And for a good laugh and lots of decent recipes for a meat lover follow The Two Chubby Cubs. You can find them on bloglovin

            I am really looking forward to reading about how you get on!

          • January 6, 2017 / 9:28 am

            awe fab thanks will do x

      • Helen
        January 7, 2017 / 11:17 am

        I bloody love sw. I did lose 4.5 stone some years ago with ww and I loved that too! But I joined sw in November to shift the baby weight (baby is sadly now 2) and I have lost 17lbs and nearly back to my goal weight. Fill up with “speed” foods and you will shift the weight and not feel hungry or on a diet at all. Good luck x

        • January 7, 2017 / 11:28 am

          Amazing well done you I am excited for it xxx

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