Slimming World Update – Week 90

Hiya

How’s your week been? I hope you’ve had some of the good weather we’ve had this week. Man alive it’s sooo good to feel the sun on my skin and the grass between my toes again. I always thought Autumn was my favourite month, but the older I get the more I love the summer. I think I was born to walk bare foot! The sunshine just makes everything feel more hopeful.

We’ve had an amazing week in real life too! It was Oscar’s third birthday last Thursday. I know, my little itty bitty baby is now a strapping three year old, with a shock of blonde hair and the cheekiest grin. We had a day out on Thursday for him, which if you missed you can read about here and then a full on celebration on Saturday at The Hen House, in Haslemere. I’ll be writing a post about that shortly, but suffice to say we had an awesome time.

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But as far as the food has gone this week? Well, let’s just say it’s not been quite so awesome. On top of Oscar’s birthday shenanigans the house has also been awash (sort of) with Easter chocolate. Add to that party food, the odd tipple to celebrate and cake, well let’s just say this week was a write off.

At least I assumed it was.

Last night’s weigh in was a weigh and run. Not because I didn’t want to stay, but because I was coming out the back end of a 24hr bug and feeling ropey to say the least. To be honest, I could have just not gone at all, but I felt that would only compound the chance of me continuing to gain, so regardless of the fact that I felt rough and was going to have to face the result of an Easter/Birthday week, I made the effort and went.

What I wasn’t expecting, in any way, was the result I got.

OK, so I want you to understand I DO NOT know how this happened (unless the sun can melt weight!). I also DO NOT mean to advocate Prosecco and M&Ms as a weight loss method. But yes, this week I have had a loss. And a rather substantial one at that. I lost 5.5lb taking me to 6 stone 2lb lost. When I looked at the scales I was convinced it said 5.5lb ON. I sort of sighed. Then my sad face turned to a shocked face and I had to be asked if I was OK. I continued to be baffled all the way home. I seriously can’t explain what is going on with my body at the moment, and I’m well aware this week might come back to bite me on the behind next week. However, it has given me a much needed kick in the right direction.

Funnily enough a couple of other things have happened to bolster my motivation this week. Firstly I had a message from a friend I haven’t seen, or even spoken to, in about 8 years. She said she’d just seen a picture of me (ahh good old social media, how I love thee, you weird little thing!). It said:

I hope you don’t mind me messaging you out of the blue but I saw a picture of you and did a double take so I just had to tell you how bloody fantastic you look!

This friend was someone who helped me enormously when I lost some weight back in 2006. She was my inspiration, in the way I hear people tell me I have been for them. So it was super flattering to hear her say how impressed she was with my progress and a real boost. Secondly, I was looking at getting some boots online. I haven’t bought any boots since winter 2013, and I know it’s the end of the season but they really are falling apart! I used to buy my boots from the plus size retailer Evans, as their wider fit suited me. Now, although my feet are much smaller than they were, they are still wide fit (I’ve had wide feet literally all my life – I was an H fitting as a child). So I thought I’d take a look on the Evans website, to see if they had anything in the sale. Now, I haven’t visited their site for aaaaages (I’ve not needed to) and almost as soon as I landed on their homepage, I just felt so very sad. Like, I don’t really know how to explain it, but sad that this used to be my life and desperate that I don’t want this to be my life again. I had a quick look around, feeling worse and worse and closed the browser. I didn’t get any boots.

So all these things combined to make me think a bit really. To make me not want to slide back into oblivion. And I’ve come up with a new target for myself. I want to get back to what I was just before Christmas. And I want to do it by the time I go on holiday. To do that I need to lose 8.5lb in 5 weeks. I think that’s realistic.

And I don’t ever want to have to shop in Evans again.

I’ve got some super meals planned this week, including a couple from the Slimming World Fake Away book:

  • Pan fried Salmon, stir fried vegetables and noodles
  • Steak, SW Chips, salad, mushrooms and red cabbage
  • Black Bean Pork with peppers, green beans and noodles
  • King Prawn Dopiaza with spinach and rice
  • Chicken and Aspragus Risotto

And I’m feeling really focussed for the week ahead.

Let’s see if can’t limit any damage the last week may do to me next week! I’m going for a loss of 2lb.

Enjoy the sunshine and smile.

We can do this.

Xxxxxx

Sim's Life

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Well done, Lisa! That is a really great result, even if you aren’t sure how it happened. Maybe it was all the running around after Oscar on his birthday? 🙂 Wow, that must have been such a boost hearing from that old friend too. I know what you mean about the Evans website. I’m going to a wedding in a few weeks, and I’m afraid I might have to resort to that awful thing and its horrible clothing (why does EVERYTHING have giant flowers or rhinestones?). It sounds so petty, but one of the reasons I want to lose weight is because I want to wear pretty clothes.

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Oh honey! It’s not petty at all! I know exactly what you mean. Do you know what size you are now? Maybe you’ve changed since you started SW? So many shops carry a range of sizes you’re bound to find something you love. Have you tried ASOS or even Mango have a Curve section now (although its not cheap!) I still like New Look for a bargain (although am I getting to old at 36?!) I hope you find something, regardless of where it’s from and you will look pretty of that I have NO doubt! Am soooo trying your Diet Coke chicken next week btw – yum! Here’s to a good week!

  2. Well done you amazing lady! My loss was pitiful this week – no time to blog – so I’m trying to stay strong but it’s hard when you’re faced with so much temptation and are super busy. Hope you’re having a good week xx

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Oh honey, all losses are good losses. Down is the way, regardless of the number! Well done you! Hope you’re having an amazing time in Dublin xxxx

  3. Heya

    I so agree with you with Evans, I’m so glad there are more trendy plus size stores about nowadays. No more shapeless floral tents for us anymore!! Oh and well done on your weight loss you are doing amazingly weightlosswednesday

  4. Pan fried salmon -absolutely delicious! Fantastic news on your surprise weight loss – well done chick! I have no idea how it works either – I work it out at the gym and lose 1lb, week after do not go to the gym but lose 2lbs. Go figure – but hey, you are going in the right direction and your goal is totally realistic! Go for it, thank you for linking up with #WeightLossWednesday and see you later this week! Sim x

  5. Hi there I found your post through #weightlosswednesday thats an amazing loss well done, I’m on week one of my slimming world and my first weigh in is Thursday and I think ive done everything right and I really need a loss to keep me motivated. Lovely meal ideas too xx

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Thank you so much! Week one eh? I remember being there (even this far on). It can be daunting and it took me a couple of weeks to get my head round, but sticking with it was one of the best things I’ve ever done! Good luck at your first weigh in!

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