Hello all. I sound so rough right now (think Chandler’s Dad), but I feel a lot better in myself now that my cough has come out more and I know it will only be a couple of days before it runs its course. #FamousLastWords But fear not, I’ve mustered up enough energy to bring you this week’s Slimming World results!
Monday to Wednesday this week, all good. Trying to mix up my meals a bit more which is making things a little bit more interesting … as interesting as following Slimming World can be – here are a couple of meals I’ve had this week. Contain your excitement:
(MEGA QUICK LUNCH OF ONIONS, TOMATOES AND BACON – FAT CUT OFF OBVS)
(THIS WAS GORGEOUS, AND PRETTY MUCH FAT-FREE)
Exercise-wise, Zumba on Monday, Spin on Tuesday, Zumba on Wednesday and then nothing on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, as I was either feeling really rough or I was at the event of the year … the Zumba Christmas party! (Yeah, the one I’ve been banging on about for weeks now.) It was fabulous fun! Thankfully, the dinner was dog shite so I didn’t eat much, although I did manage to wangle two desserts obvs, and the drinks were so expensive I didn’t drink nearly as much as I probably would/should have, but we had a dance, lots of flirting with random blokes that were in the over 30s disco next door, and I finally got to bed at 4am. Two different guys recognised me from a dating site, which was pretty mortifying, but they were much nicer in real life and so when they both asked for my number, I thought why not!?
I got home at midday the next day and stupidly decided to drive to Westfield shopping centre in London to meet my eldest son and watch Fantastic Beasts. Ridiculous idea. Came home, did the grocery shopping at 8pm, changed three sets of bedding, and finally got to sleep at about 10.30pm. I’m only telling you this because yes, I was bloody exhausted, but I still had enough energy to do all of that … and I even went to Spin on Sunday morning at 9:30am. #BeastMode
I’m not looking for a medal, although if you have one spare that would be nice, but I’m just not going to make excuses any more. I’ve done that a lot when it’s come to my health and wellbeing and look where it got me. So …
NO MORE EXCUSES!
I think the old me would have probably just carbed up with a greasy fry up and vegged all day, but I’ve changed. For the better I think, and a lovely side effect is that I’m hopefully going to be around for a few more years! Plus, I didn’t feel nearly as self-conscious in my black dress on Friday night as I would have a year ago. That’s not to say I still don’t have certain issues, I’m only human, and I’m not blind – I can see my imperfections, where I carry my weight etc, but I really felt good and I hope that shows in this picture:
Again, I’ve worked really hard in the gym, doing a lot of cardio and as you can see from the photos above, my meals are all good. And I have lost weight this week – a whole 1lb. (TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS OF 3 STONES AND 5LBS) Don’t get me wrong, I’m not moaning (well I am), but it can be a little disheartening. I’m not going to repeat everything I’ve said in previous weeks’ posts about muscle and retaining water etc, but it has got me thinking about whether it is time to change the type of ‘diet/eating plan’ I’m on.
I really have plateaued when it comes to weight loss, and although I am obviously enjoying the change in my body and level of fitness/stamina I have worked hard for, but the scales need to come down because I still weigh far too much. I belong to a fitness group run by a man that lives in my home town who lost 11 stone, and most of the members do a lot of work in the gym, which is something I really want to do more of, and some of them follow a Keto diet – think a little more hard-core Atkins diet. It’s high fats, moderate protein, and 5% carbs I believe. Everyone in the group that follows this diet has good results and it’s something I am toying with, but at the moment I’m undecided.
It would be great to hear from anyone that has followed this diet, I’d like to know if it’s sustainable, healthy, and whether you felt good whilst on it.
But until I’ve made a decision, I’m just going to carry on doing what I’m doing because at least I’m not putting weight on. I feel good, and that really is the most important thing.
And I’m still listening to my Thinking Slimmer Slimpod every night as I sleep, and that means that I never overeat or binge, and I have a positive frame of mind. Click on the link if you want to learn more (or feel free to message me.)
I’m currently cooking a roast pork joint for the family, so need to go and finish that off. I’ve added a couple of extra treats that I wouldn’t normally cook, cauliflower cheese and stuffing, but I have made my Slimming World Roast Potatoes, so I am trying to be good. (Let’s not discuss the apple crumble and Prosecco we will also be having.)