Slimming World Update – Week 88

Hi chaps

How was this week for you? Mine was better. Not brilliant, but not as awful as it has been. I guess its called ‘coming to terms with the situation’. Any who, I’ve not been gorging the way I did last week, however I have taken a much more laissez faire attitude than I normally would, to the food I’ve been eating. A ‘what happens, happens’ approach if you will. Meh, its been OK, but has obviously resulted in another gain. 0.5lb on. Which has heartbreakingly (for me) just dipped me back under the 6 stone mark to 5 Stone 13.5lb lost. Bleugh.

But over the past few days I’ve started to feel a change coming on. Due in part (maybe!) to the effect eating fat has had on my gall stones. Owch! That’s not helping anyone! So I’ve gone back to planning meals a bit more carefully. For dinner this week I intend to have (although not necessarily in this order):

  • Pulled pork, with roasted butternut squash and green beans
  • Chicken casserole made with carrots, onions, celery and split yellow peas, served with broccoli
  • Bolognese made with peppers and mushrooms and pasta
  • Gammon, with SW Chips, eggs, mushrooms and salad
  • Pan fried salmon, with noodles and many and varied stir fry veg

Dinners I’ve made before and know. The pork is divine and makes so much I may actually have this twice. I’ve also stocked up on fruits such as pears, melons, bananas, grapes and frozen raspberries:

These ones

These ones…..

as opposed to these ones. These are OK, but go a bit more mushy when defrosted and don't taste nearly as nice

as opposed to these ones. These are OK, but go a bit mushy when defrosted and don’t taste nearly as nice

So I have the wherewithal to give my body a break from the crap. But I’m not pretending it’ll be easy. I find the snacking unbelievably hard to control, particularly after an extended period of indulgence! Its about mind set I guess. Being mindful of every minute. Stopping and asking every time is this really what I want. It’ll take a lot of energy, but I’m just taking one day at a time. Kind of like you would if you were a new member I suppose. And I think if I can get a good day in the bag, that can lead to another. And another and before you know I may just have a whole week I can be proud of!

I’m also drinking more water. And when I say water I mean, actual water. I’m not a water drinker as you may know. Can’t stand the stuff usually and stick to Robinson’s sugar free Apple and Blackcurrant squash. Only they’ve gone and changed the recipe and I really don’t like the taste. I had a couple of glasses before deciding I really didn’t like it and actually water might be boring and not taste that nice either, but my god it was better than this. Slightly disappointed, but in the long run, if it gets me drinking more plain water, its probably only for my own good.

So this week I’m definitely feeling more positive about facing the week ahead. And then yesterday a photo popped up in my Timehop that made me stop and think.

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Have a great week people

xxxxx

The Musing Housewife

Comments

  1. You’re doing absolutely amazing!! Judging by my instagram feed I’m guessing that this week has been better than last? You’ve certainly eaten better than I have anyway and the most important part is that you’ve realised when you have eaten something that you probably shouldn’t – I’m still learning that!

    I used to drink squash and hated water, and now I’m the opposite – I pretty much only drink water!!

    Good luck for tomorrow’s weigh in 🙂

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Thanks honey. I’m reeeealy struggling at the moment so it’s great to find extra support out there. My meals are fab, it’s the snacking and picking I struggle with. My self discipline has taken a bit of a battering lately. You’re doing great though whatever you say! Xx

  2. I meant tonight’s weigh in… silly me!
    #weightlosswednesday

  3. It’s tough when we’re not moving in the direction we want, but overall you have done so well. I’m at the beginning of my weight loss journey and am seriously impressed with how well you’ve done!

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Thanks honey! I see you’ve got your running shoes on. Well done you! How you finding? Hope Daps is feeling better now! X

  4. Wow look at the difference. My weeks been pants and i need to get my finger out.

    focus on how far you;ve already come xx

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Thanks Steph. It is an amazing difference, I just can’t see it some days – I know, madness! Glad you liked my post xx

  5. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says:

    What a fab picture and motivation as you ahev done so well, don’t let that little gain put you off. I hate it when companies change the recipe of something that you like for seemingly no reason at all, but at least it’s got you drinking plain water I suppose. Good luck for next week! xx #weightlosswednesday

  6. You look amazing, thanks for sharing your update 🙂 I am a big snacker, myself..those dinners sound so good.

    • mrssavageangel says:

      That’s so kind of you Lexi. They were delicious, dinners and meal planning isn’t and never has been my downfall, it the inbetweeny bits I’m really struggling with. Silly really. It’s not like I haven’t got all the strategies in my mind to know how to deal with it. You’d think it’d get easier. It doesn’t.

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