how the heck I can have eaten SOOOOOOO much in the past week, and still lost 7lb - that's right; I lost weight, and I literally ate like a horse (not that a horse would eat the things I ate last week, so I've no idea why someone came up with that comment as a statement in the first place).
As you all know I'm always starting new diets - every week - and have in my life time tried them all (I put on weight when I stuck to Weight Watchers and I really stuck to it) and I've had a lot of success with some of them (earlier in the year I lost 3 stone by cutting out carbs, but got bored as there are only so many rashers of bacon and sausages one woman can stand and as soon as I started to eat properly again (still sticking to a set amount of calories) I put it all back on. This causes a lot of dilemma as to which way I turn next. Then my lovely brother told me he had just signed up to Slimming World - this is the only weight loss program thing I had never tried as I just didn't understand what people were on about when they told me they had green and red days, and the syns idea seemed to complicated to me. I remembered a friend lost over 7 stone following the plan, so I knew it worked for some, but as I say it always seemed a bit complicated, but as I desperately need to do something, I thought I would give it a try and call on my brother if I got stuck, as he understood how it worked.
I don't know why I didn't start it sooner, and I know now what a fool I was to let something that is actually so simple put me off. I managed to get my head round the system within a couple of hours, and on Monday last week I kicked off with the (I want to say diet but I really have eaten so much that there's no way I can even think about it being a diet). I've eaten chilli, curry and creamy pasta bakes. I've had massive jacket spuds with beans and cream cheese (I can honestly say fromage frais and cream cheese are my new best food accessories, and both are foods I would never have considered prior to last week). I've eaten muesli, rice, fruit shredded wheat. I've had jacket spuds smothered in coronation chicken. It's been mad. I honestly have never eaten so much and yet I lost 7lb (and on the week when my hormones are normally at their highest and I never lose - in fact I often put on weight during that week).
The slimming world website itself is really hard to navigate and their food diary is a pig to use (weight watchers have a much better set up) but I still use the My Fitness Pal app (and online site) for keeping track of what I am eating and drinking (that one is free and dead easy to use). Daft as it sounds keeping a track of what's being consumed does become a bit of an obsession, but it works really well for me to make sure I know what I'm up to. However, I can forgive them the bad website and app as their food plans appear to work - and work well. I'll even be able to keep myself on track while I'm on holiday because of how easy it is and that can only be a good thing (although I will allow myself a waffle with fresh cream and lots of fruit for breakfast on a couple of occasions.
That's right; I'm off on my hols - I'm sure none of you that read this knew that.. hahahaha.. I did take the time countdown I had on here off, as someone said I shouldn't let the world know when I was away or what I was doing, so if you're general public I'm going away at some point in October, and if you're a friend you can be in no doubt what day I'm going, where I'm going or what I'm up to. I think my little old Mumsicle is worried she may miss me, but what she doesn't know - she never reads this - is that she'll be wishing for some peace and quiet as she will have people popping in all over the place to make sure she's ok.. hahahaha.. She'll be glad when I get back for some quiet time.