As the title says, Old habits die hard, but in a good way!
I joined SW in 2007, a week before Xmas at the heaviest I had ever been. Even through that first Christmas I lost weight and continued to do so. I took the (very) scenic route but got just 2lbs away from my Target of 5 stone! I loved Slimming World, I even became a consultant. That was the start of my downfall, I spent so much time concentrating on my members and little on myself and began to gain weight again. I could walk the walk and talk the talk and had a fabulous group but I wasn't thinking about the plan for myself. My full time work became an issue, I was being passed over for opportunities so the time came when I had to take a step back and resigned as SW consultant.
I continued as a member but really struggled to lose weight. My consultant was lost for a cause, other consultants said I knew the plan therefore I must know I was cheating and feeling disheartened I just stepped back.
I carried on at home for a while, and a friend introduced me to the fitness pal application so I started calorie counting whilst following SW and that's when it all made sense. I was comfort eating....with the right foods. Portion sizes were huge, calories were shocking. SW was never about calories but it was a huge learning curve for me. I began to calorie count and eventually I wasn't following SW at all! After a while, I wasn't even counting calories and yep, you guessed it, I piled the weight back on!
So new year, new start I decided to have a dabble with Dukan. It's like a red day, I told myself. After just a few days of pure protein I was desperate for vegetables, desperate for a guilt free treat and after a long chat with my DW it was decided. Why fix what isn't broken... SW worked! I lost 5 stone, how could I not believe it was the right plan, the only plan that was right for me and so here I am!
I started yesterday at home, until I rejoin my group on Thursday. I am keeping my history as I still have over 2 stone lost but I know I need my group to help me get to target. My aim is to get back to target but if I can get further I will be delighted and who knows, I may even take the motorway route this time!!