So, after many years and failed attempts to lose weight, I figured I had nothing to lose by joining Slimming World. I am currently the biggest I have ever been, and I have had enough. I am a boredom/comfort eater, and often lack control when it comes to food. I like nothing more than tucking into a nice big takeaway, or a block of cheese.
I went along to a SW group with 2 work colleagues. I get very anxious/nervous in new situations, and attending a group is not something I would ever do by myself. Plus, I have been sceptical about things like Slimming World and Weight Watchers for years, naively seeing them as a money making scheme. But, I have been pleasantly surprised by SW, especially by the superfree and free foods. I am feeling really positive, and I can see that this isn't a diet, but a change in my relationship with food.
My first weigh-in was 2 weeks after joining, as I was on holiday the week before. After only 4 days on plan and 7 days of unhealthy food and lots of alcohol, I had maintained my starting weight. I was very happy with this as I was convinced I would of gained.
Now, the only outcome is a slimmer, healthier me. I am going to try and include some body magic as well to aid the weightloss. There is a long way to go, but I am going to do my best to get where I want to be.
Hopefully, having a diary here will help keep me focussed, and if I go wrong help show me where.