A newbie in need of a lift please Minimins...
Hey everyone -
I'm really glad to have found this forum after starting (or rather, re-starting) slimming world a couple of weeks ago.
Sorry to be starting things off this way, but I'm heartened by all the warm and lovely posts from so many of you and I felt that I could just pour my heart out a bit, as it were.
My husband and I have started slimming world as his weight has increased quite a bit since we got married nearly 20 months ago (I'm the chief cook, so guess how bad I felt?!) My weight had been stable (i.e - not putting on weight but still being overweight) but I knew that I wanted to loose some. His boss and a couple of our friends have been doing SW for a while and my hubby chatted to me one evening to suggest that we start it too. I do totally admire his willingness to take a problem in hand and challenge it!
The thing is, we're working on books that I had from 2007 which are still totally fine, I've learned about Extra-easy from my friends and on paper, we have what we need to achieve our goals. But, I am REALLY missing the group support that I got from meetings the last time. We have a few challenging circumstances (like everyone) regarding our monthly budget and going to a meeting just isn't a possibility right now unfortunately. Tonight I admitted that I'd had a bit of a bad day syn-wise and my dear hubby really doesn't get how I can struggle with my eating. He said that if he could do it then surely I could do it. I know he was trying to encourage me, but in the end he said "this is your problem to sort out, not mine". I feel like I'm giving my all in supporting him, I put in so much energy to make sure that he eats good because I feel that as he has to bring home the bacon (I'm not able to work just now and not getting any benefits yet), he deserves to get the best of what we bring in. We are finding the plan is making our food bills rise, and I'm really concerned about it all. I feel torn between eating the proper SW way, and being budget conscious by eating ehat we had in the house before we started. Any of this sounding familiar?! At the moment I feel too stupid to say any of this to him - that's the daftest thing of all!
So, forgive my essay above. It feels good to have got it out. I'd be really glad of positive vibes, hints and tips from anyone.
But most of all, thanks for listening :)