Slimming World Sunday | First Weigh In

Slimming World Sunday | First Weigh In

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First week on Slimming World and I’ve fallen right back in with the plan. It’s so easy and despite not having done it properly for years it’s something you never really forget.

There’s been a few changes to syn values and a few changes to healthy extras along the way, but I’m finding that by tracking what I’m planning to eat each day in the morning, I’m not going over my syns for the day or missing meals. I’m terrible for missing breakfast and lunch, but I’m making myself eat and make healthy choices along the way.

One thing I do need to do is try to prepare lunches the night before if I haven’t got any left overs from dinner to have the next day, drink more water and squeeze more fruit in, but so far so good. I haven’t exercised this week either. I’ve had the kids off either sick or on exam leave for most of the week so my wii fit and cross trainer sessions have been pretty much forgotten about but luckily it doesn’t seem to have made a difference in my first weeks weight loss as I gained my first ‘award’ this week, which I’m thrilled about.

Slimming World half stone award

Yes, that’s right, I lost 7lb in my first week on the plan! It could have been more if I’d exercised, but it just goes to show that when I’m eating healthily and not ramming cakes, chocolate and sausage rolls into my mouth at a rate of knots the weight will come off.

Meal Plan wise this week I’m going for the following:

Fajita pork pasta, one of our favourites and adapted from this recipe for the chicken version

Chicken in mustard sauce (another favourite and one I need to write the recipe up for)

Mexican taco style feast

KFC style chicken

Loaded burgers (oh yes you can have them on Slimming World)

Shish kebabs

I’m also going to make some more of Kate’s chocolate cloud cakeΒ to get me through the week. It’s not the sweetest of cakes, but it hits the spot when you want something chocolately and is surprisingly filling. It’s 1 syn a piece/slice (mine ended up in a brownie tin so I had 9 squares) but if you melt 2tbsp of nutella and spread it on top you end up with a slightly more decadent version at just 2 syns a piece. It’s great with a hot chocolate or a coffee and well and truly satisfied my chocolate cravings this week.

I’ve got the kids off for 3 days again this week, thanks to their ‘carnival’ holiday and a public holiday, but I’m determined to get out and about, even if it’s just for a walk, to get some exercise in while they’re here. Then I can do some ‘proper’ exercise once they’re back at school on Thursday and Friday before weigh in on Saturday.

I set myself a goal back in January (before I even started attempting to diet, clever that huh!?) of losing 2 stone by the end of March. It means I need to lose 3lbs a week for the next 7 weeks, which is quite an achievement to aim for, but I’m hoping to get as near to the 2 stone off by that date as possible. After that I want to lose another 2 stone by mid July (my birthday). Big goals, but then I do have a lot of weight to lose so it tends to come off us fatties quicker and if I exercise it should help get me there quicker. Plus setting myself something to aim for will (hopefully) help me keep my motivation, especially as I’m breaking it down into ‘manageable’ chunks instead of attempting to get my head around losing over 8 stone all in one go.

Wish me luck!

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13 Comments

  1. February 7, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Good luck with your weight loss, trying to fit in exercise around kids must be difficult, maybe you could take them with you on a walk? Or try geocaching? (Not something I’ve done myself but might make the walk more exciting for the kids?)
    Huge well done on that first week’s loss too, that’s amazing!
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      February 7, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Thanks hun. We went for a walk today actually and the teen who’s usually moody enjoyed it because I handed her my DSLR and let her snap away. Little one liked running around spotting all the peacocks, ducks, swans and cats that were roaming around the beautiful old walled garden we visited. Not sure they do geocaching here, I’ll have to have a look, but I think if I take the little one’s camera with us next time too he’ll enjoy it even more. x

  2. February 10, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Thats a fab first week and I think 3lbs a week is a very achievable goal. I am 28 weeks in and still to try the kfc chicken #weightlosswednesday
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      February 11, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Oh it’s definitely worth trying, really good and I’ll be making it again. Good luck this week!

  3. February 10, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    Wow – what a weight loss – totally incredible!! Here’s to hoping I have something to celebrate in way of a loss next week.
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      February 11, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks Pempi. Good luck to you πŸ™‚

  4. February 11, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    What an amazing week! Slimming World really is a life changing eating plan. I run a new weightloss and health linky #Slimmerseeker and it would be great if you joined in x #weighinwednesday

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      February 11, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Ooh will check it out, thanks Kirsty x

    • Mum Reinvented
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      February 15, 2016 / 9:46 am

      Thanks Rebbeca πŸ™‚

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      February 15, 2016 / 9:49 am

      Ha ha Mich, I’m not that much younger than you! I actually thought the same as I always used to lose about 10lb in my first week so thought it must be because I’m getting old that I didn’t lose as much this time around! It’s only because I have so much to lose that I managed a big number in my first week πŸ˜‰ x

  5. February 16, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    It’s good to have a goal in mind to help you stay on track and what an absolutely fantastic start! 7lbs in your first week is amazing! Not as amazing as your meal plan sounds though, love the idea of Fajita pork pasta and will certainly give this a try! The foods you can eat on SW still amaze me, you really do not have to forgo many favourite foods at all. Hope you are having a fantastic week and many thanks for linking up with #WeightLossWednesday – hope you can join in again this week! Sim xx
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