Ahhh, Slimming World gurus, I think I'm going slightly mad!
D'you know, I have always consulted this site when in need to recipes or a bit of encouragement, but have never joined. However, I feel really, desperately in need of advice.
I joined Slimming World originally in 2008 and lost just over three and a half stone (I could have done with losing a few more), then I started a stressful job and felt I didn't have time for it so I decided to leave. Inevitably, the weight crept back on over the years and then just exploded when I became a mature student this time last year.
I decided to rejoin Slimming World 6 weeks ago, weighing two stone heavier than I did when I originally joined in 2008, however, the weight just isn't budging. over the last 6 weeks I've lost a total of 5 and a half lbs - some weeks putting on half, never losing more than 2 lbs, even in my first week. I feel so devastated, as by this time when I did it before I'd lost over a stone. I'm also going with my sister who, like me the first time, reached a stone weight loss on her fifth week.
I'm sticking to the plan rigidly weighing and measuring everything I have to, checking the website for all syn values I'm unsure of and I exercise. I really don't know where I'm going wrong and feel at a loss for what to do, especially because I have lots of weight to lose.
Here's an example of what I usually eat on an extra easy and green day (taken from the email I sent my consultant):
Saturday - extra easy day
Super free: cherries, bananas, carrot, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, garlic, chives, strawberries
Free: Mullerlights, Waitrose turkey slices, pasta, paprika, chili flakes, Waitrose flame grilled chicken, fat free natural fromage frais
Healthy A: 40g reduced fat cheddar
Healthy B: 2 slices bread (from 400g loaf)
Syns: 8 level tablespoons extra light mayo - purple one (4 syns), 100g lightest Philadelphia (4 syns) - Total 8 syns
Monday - green day
Super free: blackberries, bananas, strawberries (2 punnets), spinach, cherry tomatoes
Free: Mullerlight, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, salt and pepper, tinned spaghetti
Healthy A: 3 light Babybels
Healthy B: 1 x Hi fi light bar, 2 slices bread
Syns: 100g light mozzarella (8 syns), Del Monte mango smoothie lolly (4 1/2 syns) - Total 12 1/2 syns
I've shown my consultant my food diary before and she can't think of any reason I wouldn't be losing weight. I try to make sure I drink water, eat as early as I can to kick start the ol' metabolism. I'm sorry to have gone on but I don't know what to do. Since my weigh in last night I've been so sad! :sigh: Does anybody have any ideas or advice on what it could be?!
Thank you so much for your time.