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Discussion in 'Slimming World - Weight Loss Diary' started by Jeanne Von Buttonpopper, 31 May 2014 Social URL.

  1. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    I went and started another diet...........

    After years of different diets and weight fluctuations I joined a SW group in April 2013. I'd had a briefly tried SW before when it was Red and Green, and it just didn't fall into place for me. This time when I joined, there was EE. I'm not sure if it made life easier or my head was just in the game but I was hell bent on losing some weight. The fact that 98% of the clothes in my wardrobe no longer fit me (sound familiar anyone??) was a major factor, along with my growing waistline and cholesterol issue.

    Fast Forward 14 months>> So after deciding to ditch the group a long time ago, I'm going it alone at home. I fully appreciate it's not for everyone and they prefer the group option. But I am stubborn as a mule, which is a positive quality in this dieting lark!

    I've been mulling it over for a while now and decided to finally put "pen to paper" and jot down some of my thoughts and feelings, some diet related, many not necessarily so. Please feel free to join me on this journey.
     
    Last edited: 4 June 2014
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  3. Camplestar

    Camplestar Well-Known Member

    You can do it. Just stick with it. I know so many people who havE lost loads with slimming world
     
  4. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    Thank you, you are doing very well.
     
  5. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    Scales - friend or foe??

    So, love them or hate them we all rely on scales to gauge our weight changes. Based on what you see this can result in a great day to your worst nightmare. You can feel elated or driven to the fridge/cupboards/takeaway for a massive binge. Personally, I don't like them and I try my best to weigh once a week as in the logical part of my brain, I know that weight fluctuates all the time and there is nothing to be gained by jumping on them daily. Yet, frustratingly, the closer I get to my target the slower the losses seem to be and the more enticing it is to get on the scales to see if the diet still works. It goes against all my principles.:mad:

    I have always advised everyone on here to measure yourself from the very start and keep a piece of clothing that is too tight. It's the one thing I always regretted not doing myself. On the days when the scales aren't your friend, then that tape measure or piece of clothing might just make your day. :D

    So I'm wondering to myself could I stay off the scales for a month? This might just be my own personal challenge to myself for the month of June. I wonder if anyone else who is not at group weighs monthly, as opposed to weekly, or daily??
     
  6. Rae Rae

    Rae Rae Well-Known Member

    Hello, just poppin in to subscribe. Gpod luck if ypu decide to do monthly weigh ins, don't think I could wait that long.
     
  7. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    Hello and welcome along. No it's not something I would normally do. I have a mini challenge set for myself for the end of July (my 50th birthday :eek:). A promise to myself that I will keep going at least until then and re-evaluate what I weigh and do I stop or carry on? I am following one of the challenges set by another member (lickthelid) which should take me up until the end of July anyway and that is helping to keep me motivated. Following the challenge we do weigh each week and post our results but I think I'm going to give it a try just for June. Because I have the luxury of following SW at home, I am not accountable to a 'membership'. However, I imagine even if you were you could probably weigh once a month providing you still paid the subscriptions in full, but I'm not sure it would be very popular! :D
     
  8. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    30 day challenge

    1 June 2014 - Day 1

    Absolutely adamant I will not be getting on the scales. Today is sunny and warm and I've been able to get myself into a pair of cropped trousers I've not worn for a number of years. Plus a trip to M&S to buy smaller undercrackers has been a success! :D
     
  9. Camplestar

    Camplestar Well-Known Member

    Well done. These victories make the difference x
     
  10. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    30 day challenge

    2 June 2014 - Day 2

    Been on target today after stuffing a load of chocolates last night :eek:

    Breakfast - x 2 chocolate Weetabix & Milk (HEXA & HEXB) + 2 syns

    Lunch - Jamie Oliver salad with dressing & Ham 4 syns

    Tea - SW spag bol (packed with veg) & pasta

    Plus banana, raspberries, blackberries and Onken yogurt 1 syn.

    Did not step on the scales!!! :D
     
  11. Camplestar

    Camplestar Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a good day. Keep it up x
     
  12. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    I can't believe you are doing it. I'm so impressed. I would be a nervous wreck not weighing in for a month!! I wish I had your will power! I too bought smaller knickers this week woo hoo to the knicker reducers :)
     
  13. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    I must admit so far has been a breeze but it's only been a couple of days and I only tend to weigh once a week anyway. However, when Thursday comes around (which has always been my weigh day) will I cave?? To make life difficult for myself the scales are sitting there looking at me in the kitchen. I think I need to move them (out of sight out of mind kind of thing). If it's a success I might try it again in July but let's see how the first month goes :D. I have to confess to wondering will it intensify the feeling of pleasure or disappointed dependant on what I see when I step on the scales after the month is finished??
     
  14. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    30 day challenge

    3 June 2014 - Day 3

    So far, so good. No desire whatsoever to get on the scales. I thought it would be a psychological thing, once something is denied, you want it.

    Breakfast - Crunchy Bran with milk (HEXA & HEXB)

    Lunch - Ham, mixed salad, dressing (1.5 syns)

    Tea - Salmon, Rice, Sweetcorn

    Plus, melon, blackberries, raspberries and Onken Yogurt and a cheeky Kit Kat (6 syns)
     
  15. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    30 day challenge

    4 June 2014 - Day 4

    Breakfast - Crunchy Bran & Milk (HEXA & HEXB)

    Lunch - Jamie Oliver Salad with dressing and Ham (4syns) - Guesstimation on the syns based on the back of the packet.

    Tea - Roast chicken, SW chips, Peas.

    Plus, Banana, Raspberries, Blackberries and Onken yogurt (1 syn) Kit Kat (5 syns)

    Still resisting any ideas of getting on the scales. Tomorrow would normally be my weigh in day. However, I've wore a pair of trousers today that normally I would struggle to fasten comfortably, so I'm happy with that :D
     
    Last edited: 5 June 2014
  16. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    30 day challenge

    June 5 2014 - Day 5

    This would normally be my weigh in day today. However, I have stayed off the scales and still feel fully committed to the 30 days. Bring it on!!:D
     
  17. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    30 day challenge

    6 June 2014 - Day 6

    Going well with resisting any idea of weighing. I can see the scales, haven't had to hide them.


    Breakfast - Crunchy Bran & Milk (HEXA & HEXB)

    Lunch - Chicken, pasta, low fat pesto (2 syns)

    Tea - Steak, mushrooms, SW chips

    Plus - Blackberries, Raspberries, Onken Yogurt (1 syn) Mullerlight Coconut & Lime

    Could not resist sharing a bottle of wine tonight. (15 syns - guesstimation)
     
  18. jogirl

    jogirl Well-Known Member

    Popping in to subscribe! Well done on ignoring the scales - I weigh at a group but still can't resist weighing myself at least once in the week,
     
  19. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    I'm thinking of putting mine away tbh. Weighing in at group means I should stay away from mine but old habits and all that. I might pop them in the airing cupboard so I don't see them every day!
     
  20. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Reformed biscuit dunker

    Welcome along :), yes being at group means the weighing is a necessity. Because I'm at home I can afford the luxury of weighing when I want but I did religiously weigh on a Thursday (my old weigh in day at group). TBH it's all been a bit slow recently and this is kind of an experiment for me, first of all to see if I can stay off, how I feel about avoiding the weighing and secondly, when I do weigh in a month, provided I've been good, will it be a more positive feeling or just the same as if I'd waited a week??

    Hi! I thought I needed to hide them to stay off of them, but there they sit looking at me, I'm pleased with my willpower. I think I've just got it into my head I can't weigh until July. However, I agree the weekly weigh means it's so tempting to just have a mid-week peak to check out what's happening :scale:

    So pleased the group is working out for you.
     
  21. Rae Rae

    Rae Rae Well-Known Member

    Well done for managing to stay off them, I'd have caved by now.
     

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