Mrssavageangel Slimming World – Week 4

That’s right! Week 4 already. I can’t believe I’ve been back at Slimming World for a proper month already. It’s gone so quickly and yet it feels like no time at all. I thought today, I’d look at the differences I’m seeing in a month of optimised eating, because as I’ve said before, it’s not all about the number on the scales.

1) I feel less ill.

I spent the last few months of 2015 in constant pain. I believe that was in part down to the huge amounts of stress I was accepting into my life (anxiety anyone?) but I know it was also probably down to the large amounts of fat in my diet. I was diagnosed with multiple gallstones about 18 months ago and there is nothing that will inflame them more than constantly eating high fat foods. I knew that then, I just didn’t care enough to stop it. But now I have, I can really feel the difference. The pains in my ribs have all but gone. And you don’t realise how much something was bothering you until it’s gone.

2) As alluded to above I am less stressed.

I made the decision to stop letting my anxiety about Oscar ‘s Autism and how this will affect our lives rule my days and started eating better. But the two really go hand in hand. The better I eat, the better I’m able to cope. The better I cope, the more I can focus on looking after myself and eating better. The ‘vicious circle’ works both ways! Who knew?

3) I’m trying new things.

Not just new foods, but new things for me, things I’ve wanted to do for ages. Next Tuesday I’m starting my first ever Yoga course. I’m super excited and can’t wait to get stretching and breathing. My hope is it will help my fitness, but also support my attempts to keep my stress levels down!

4) Clothes are starting to fit better.

Things aren’t mega tight like they were a month ago, which makes me more comfortable; both physically and emotionally. And this week I tried on my beloved biker jacket that I haven’t been able to wear for months. Four weeks ago I could barely get it on, let alone done up. Now look!

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5) I’m feeling proud of myself.

Because I know I’ve worked for this. And also not for looking back and comparing and whinging, but cracking on. This is a new journey and it’s led me here (so far)

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Yes, last night I lost another 2lb, which takes my total in four weeks to 8.5lb lost.

So there you go. Four small weigh ins and what a change. I’m slightly blown away by that actually. But I’m loving everything Slimming World is giving me right now. And I can’t wait to see what the next month brings.

Love

Lisa

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Ps As you can see I haven’t included any food or recipes here. I have some to share, but I’m not sure if people are enjoying them or not. I’m you’d like me to keep talking about the food, let me know in the comments! Thanks ?

Comments

  1. Thank you for your inspiration. I am starting slimming world next Tuesday in preparation for my wedding. I hate diets as I love food but I have heard so many positives regarding slimming world I feel like I cant not go! Well done on doing so well, I hope I can do the same! #MarvMondays

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Oh you’re more than welcome! I’ve been a SW member for 2.5 years now (with a four month hiatus last year). I originally lost 6.5 stone and if you’re interested you should take a look and some of my other weight loss posts. ? Good luck with your journey and your wedding.

  2. Well done you for doing something for yourself and for trying new things, not just food but activities like Yoga. It is hard to avoid the stress sometimes, when life and the children are so very integral to what we do as a parent/mother/woman, but the fact you can step back and look to strengthen yourself is amazing. Best of luck with the continued weightloss & I’m loving your biker jacket btw xx
    #joychaser

    • mrssavageangel says:

      That’s my thought exactly. I have to raise my son, but I’m going to have to do ith whether I’m fat and unhappy or in control and able to wear the clothes I wont. So why chose the unhappy route?

  3. Michelle Twin Mum says:

    Massive well done and that biker jacket looks fab on you. Mich x

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Thank you so much Michelle. I love it so much, I can’t wait til I can start wearing it properly again (bit cold atm!)

  4. Lisa, I was hoping you’d post an update over at #sharethejoy this week again! This is AWESOME. Wow, just look at all the benefits you’re seeing already after just a month. It’s amazing and very inspiring. Keep it up and keep sharing! (P.S. a yes to the recipes please 🙂 )

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Oh thank you sooo much Michelle! That’s so lovely of you to say. I really am and while not every day is easy, it’s something I want to do enough to get me through. Thank you for hosting again lovely lady!

  5. Well done Lisa! Its amazing to hear each week how well you’re doing and how each small weekly achievement adds up to quite a big one. I think you’re doing fantastic. Keep going, and keep sharing these, loving reading your updates 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

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