Now don’t take my title the wrong way – I haven’t left Slimming World and decided to come back to it. I even decided to weigh in last week on Boxing Day. However I made the executive decision to do something drastic and rejoin. This means I lose all my previous progress, get a new book and card and new logon. Now losing my progress didn’t bother me – I did lose over a stone and a half on the plan but then I got pregnant with Olivia and the weight piled on and I just haven’t stopped putting on. Something needed to change. I was going every week to be told I was putting on weight – I just wasn’t following the plan properly.
I knew plenty of people would be rejoining my local group today and I wasn’t wrong – plenty of people needed the fresh start. The only thing I am sad about is losing my pregnancy and SW Race For Life stickers but my lovely consultant has said she will see if she can find some and give them to me for my new book, yay! My weight loss journey has been up and down and I needed to do something about it.
So why have I decided to rejoin?
I am not comfortable with my weight. I can feel myself getting more and more lethargic. My legs, especially my knees, are feeling the pressure of increased weight. I am getting out of breath more quickly once again.
I need to lose it. My BMI is too high, I mentioned above that I am feeling breathless and lethargic more often – I need to do this for health reasons.
I want to encourage my children with their healthy eating. How can I preach healthy eating if I am not doing it myself?
I want to feel more confident in myself. I felt confident when I started to lose the weight and I want to get back to that again.
I’ve set a mini target of 3lb for next week and am hopeful to achieve it. I’ve been to Iceland today to pick up some of the Slimming World ready meals – especially their brand new beef and vegetable lasagnes – and I am going to read the magazine tomorrow for some meal planning inspiration. I’ve got 4 stone 6lb to lose – it’s quite a lot but I am hopeful that I can achieve it, especially with Steve’s support as he is on the journey too.