Ali's weight loss journey-& a new positive & confident me:-)

Discussion in 'Slimming World - Weight Loss Diary' started by Ali butcher, 11 January 2014.

  1. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Hello all

    It has taken me some time to find a forum that is so supportive and friendly and like minded in the sense of sharing stories of their weight loss journeys. Over the last year my confidence has not been that great for one reason or another began to notice the gradual increase in weight.

    I also noticed the gradual decline in the things I used to enjoy & would like to find the old me again:)

    I feel the SW , healthy eating I will call it is perfect for me and have only started it this week so it is early days for me at the mo.

    I have over the last few days read lots of threads and one thing that has really stood out is the importance of keeping a food diary and thanks to finding this forum and so many friendly people I have made the first step and going to start my own SW food journey:)

    I have a holiday booked for March which has given me something to focus on. All inclusive which I am feeling a little unsettled as I don't want to put on too much weight.

    Any support is welcomed :) thank you.
  2. Zafira

    Zafira Well-Known Member

    Hi, good luck on your journey :), how much do you want to lose?
  3. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Hi Denise thank you and good luck on your journey too.. I would like to loose appox 2 stone:-/
  4. babycake

    babycake Please kick my butt!!

    Hiya. Well done you for being so proactive and motivated. That 2 st will be gone in no time. We're all here for you xxxx
  5. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Thank you baby cake. It's not easy staying motivated is it? but I'm determined to stick with it:).
  6. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Morning all have decided to start my food diary from Monday. Yes I'm an odd creature and like to start things from the beginning of the week:). I think I am doing okay?

    Made a lovely homemade carrot soup yesterday using fry light instead of butter which is good for me and have not been adding any butter to my veggies.

    Yay I think I am slowly beginning to get the hang of SW
  7. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Feeling good made it to gym this morning. Now to keep the motivation up:-/
  8. babycake

    babycake Please kick my butt!!

    Sound like your going in the right direction :)

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  9. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Aaahhhh thanks.

    Well! It's my first day back to work and will see how I can manage with SW within my working day. I hope so:-/

    breakfast- porridge pear and a cup of tea.
  10. babycake

    babycake Please kick my butt!!

    you go girl. (Yuk to the pear though).

    Hope your work day brings you more motivation and positives!! You'll find all sorts of ways of sneaking those SW tricks into it soon enough.

  11. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member


    felt really hungry at work not good:-(

    *lunch- 4 ryvita, 3 laughing cow cheese, slice of ham and slice of stuffed pork with Apple and a Banana.

    *snack-alpen light fudge, muched on carrot stick

    *dinner- meatball in a tomatoe sauce, onions, pepper & mushroom with pasta runner beans , carrots & broccoli steamed
    chopped fresh fruit topped with total 0 % Greek yoghurt
    3 pieces of galaxy bar chocolate.

    not sure whether this is good or not:-/
    Last edited: 13 January 2014
  12. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

  13. Zafira

    Zafira Well-Known Member

    I think it looks ok?
    not sure how many syns you had?
    Are you filling in a food diary to take to class so it can be checked out if you're unsure?
  14. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Hiya Denise I've not had chance to get to a class as yet? Still getting to grips with syns etc...:-/
  15. Zafira

    Zafira Well-Known Member

    do you have the food optimising book?
    and are you doing red/green days or extra easy?

    you will get the hang of it :)
  16. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Hiya Denise I don't have any of the books yet that's prob why I'm not finding it easy at the mo x
  17. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your support it's really appreciated :)
  18. fat2go

    fat2go Well-Known Member

    I get a feeling you would be much more suited to Extra Easy (EE).

    EE allows you to mix foods (pasta + meats etc) Zafira's right, the books do help.

    When I do meatballs, they are syn free :) Extra Lean mince, herbs and spices, Passatta etc

    For chocolate, I freeze Curly Wurly's and as I take them out of the freezer I break them into small pieces (whilst still in wrapper) and then I can take 15 mins eating one...loverly!

    I think to have bars of Galaxy lying around is dangerous. If you need a choc fix you could consider CW's, Freddo Bars, Fingers of Fudge (5 1/2) or even get yourself sachets of Options...Trick with them is to only fill your mug to the 3/4 mark...Makes for such a lovely choc drink.
  19. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Ahhhh thanks ever so much fat2go I had a feeling I was kind of following the EE. I like the idea of frozen Curley wurleys to be honest I am not a big chocolate eater so that a good thing. For me when at work it's remembering to keep things around to snack on when on the go. I have been taking carrot sticks fruits etc... And remember to drink plenty of water. Yesterday I forgot to drink anything during the day and my sugar levels dropped and ended up with a migraine :-(

    Also yourself and zafira recommending get books...thanks x. I am fortunate I enjoy cooking from scratch and have quickly adjusted to using fry light.

    Is laughing cow okay to have with my jacket potatoes I have been having this sometimes as an alternative to butter. Tastes quite yummy.

    Which are the best hot chocolates to go for syn wise?

    once again thanks ladies x
  20. Ali butcher

    Ali butcher Well-Known Member

    Hello ladies just managed to by a SW starter pack for £10 including postage. Chuffed to bits this will really help me on my way especially as I can't get to a slimming world group.

    Excited x

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