So, I completed my first week following the Slimming World plan, a fairly easy one to work out and follow in my opinion. I was able to be completely on plan all week as I wasn’t really anywhere or had any plans that would throw any major temptation in my way. I am a sociable drinker only so I don’t really sit every evening with a glass of wine ( although I can drink like a lush when I am out in company!). Therefore, for me the syns tallied on alcohol only matters if I go out. In that respect I found that I wasn’t using any where near my limit of syns per day so far.
My weigh in is on a Monday at 5.30pm although I think I my change to the Monday morning club that runs at 9.30 as I found that last night I didn’t end up eating until 8.30pm and took a migraine while I was at the meeting, so I do not want a repeat of that.
I have to say I was actually quite nervous when I was waiting to be weighed, although I knew I had been on plan but I still felt quite bloated ( although I don’t have a period I still have the joys of the bloating and pains!) and so I was preparing myself to have stayed the same.
Thankfully I had a loss of 3lb!
I was overjoyed at this it is a great start,even though I felt like I had eaten way more than I normally would on a daily basis, but I guess it’s down to what you eat rather than how much or little that you eat. I can honestly say I never felt hungry throughout the week and really had to think about my HEX A and B choices. I will probably always use my A choice for my milk so I can have my tea and coffees but I can be flexible on my B choices.
**The one tip that helped me this first week was to measure my milk allowance everyday and pop it into a separate container in the fridge so I wasn’t estimating and going over, also use measuring spoons to measure any spreads- I have had Nutella and mayonnaise this week and I stuck to the measured spoons in order to count the syn value properly.
This week I should be on plan most days, however later this evening I am meeting friends at a local ice cream and waffle cafe…………………I am eating only speed foods in preparation! I will have a huge ice cream, I know I will, but I am happy in the knowledge that for the rest of the week I should be able to be ‘on plan’.
Bring on week 2