Thursday, 3 January 2013

Slimming World

After years of saying I would never, ever pay someone to weigh me and years of yoyo dieting, and with the inevitable regain then getting bigger and bigger I finally realised that I just can't do it by myself.  So I've joined my local Slimming World group.  I've lost 2 stone of my pregnancy weight, but I needed to lose weight as it was before getting pregnant, so I have a long slog to get the weight off.

After weighing last night I've set a target of losing 3st12Ib.  That doesn't bring me to what the NHS say I should weigh, but anything over 4st just doesn't seem achievable right now.

I was scared to death when I walked in, especially as everyone seemed to know each other - but then everyone does know each other in Tad - it's just me that doesn't know anyone!  There were only 3 of us new last night but our consultant reckoned the group size would double over January - there's still quite a bit of naughty food left after Christmas in our fridge - perhaps I should have done what everyone else is doing and joined on 9th Jan!

I sat through the group session but the majority of people seemed to come, get weighed and then leave - I think I'll find the group session very annoying, so I'll stick it for a while.  During the session a raffle was drawn, which I bought a ticket for even though I had no idea what the raffle was for - I just felt obliged to purchase it when approached.  The raffle was to win either a basket of fruit or one of veg.  There was much excitement over some Pak Choi - with all but 2 people (and me) having never seen one before, or even heard of it.  There was a lot of wonderment about what to do with it, which having used it I did know - but I didn't want to come across like a little know it all, so I kept quiet with it being my first session.

A large portion of the group seem to be Pensioners, hence the lack of Pak Choi knowledge (although my Gran knows what Pak Choi is - how they've never heard of it I don't know).  I was a bit disappointed with that because I thought it might be another way of meeting some new people and getting some pals round here.

So today I've experienced my first day.

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs, 2 slices wholemeal toasted bread (no butter) 0 syns
Dinner: pasta, tomatoes, peppers, feta cheese and homemade honey & mustard dressing 5.5 syns
Tea: jacket potato, beans, bacon (all fat removed - so scraps of bacon really)
Snacks: 2 bananas, clementine
Healthy a: semi skimmed milk used in tea & coffee
Healthy b: the 2 slices of bread at breakfast

I think I've gone wrong because I'm still hungry.

Right now I want to go and have some cereal, but I don't have digital scales and don't really know how much 35g would be.  Plus I don't really fancy All Bran, I fancy Crunchy Nut Cornflakes - those are 5.5 syns for 25g!

I don't think I've eaten enough fruit and veg, but I just don't fancy carrot sticks and celery right now.

Does anyone have any Slimming World tips for me??