Taking it week by week..



I’m into my 8th week of following the Slimming World plan and so far it’s going well. I’ve now lost 19.5lb (1 stone 5.5lb) and I’m rather pleased with that. I haven’t seen any drastic changes. I can see the shape of my face changing and there’s lots more wriggle room in my clothes which is good.

I’m taking each week as it comes but I’m feeling particularly focused. I want to do well. I have a huge wardrobe full of clothes that I can’t fit into and I’m desperate to get back into them. After being pregnant with Little Mr, I really struggled with knowing what to wear. It was okay for the first few weeks after having him as I could wear my maternity leggings and tops, which thankfully were kind on my post c-section body but then as the swelling reduced and I found my way as a new Mama I had to face the realisation of the weight I had put on during my pregnancy. I cannot at all blame Little Mr. I was delighted to be carrying my beautiful little Son and I took my eye off watching what I was eating and piled it on. Followed by unstable hormone levels (thanks to my underactive thryoid and post pregnancy hormones) I wasn’t really in a fit state to follow any new diet (although I did try WW but fell off the wagon in spectacular fashion!)

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that the weight crept back on over a period of two years and so now I can’t expect it to just disappear over night and I’m ready to take each week as it comes and slowly but surely the weight is starting to come off. Who knew eating the right foods can really help you lose weight? I’ll shortly be doing a quick round up of how different SW is to WW as already I can see a lot of differences and much prefer the SW approach.

I do have a lot of weight to lose and as yet I don’t really know how far I want to go. All I do know is that I need to lose at least 4 or 5 stone in total to get back into the clothes that are in my wardrobe! So, my birthday is 6 weeks away and if I lose 1.5lb per week between now and then I’ll have lost 2 stone! New Year is only 13 weeks away so in the same vein, if I lose 1.5lb per week until then I’ll have lost 38lb which is 4lb off a 3 stone loss. Lots of incentive to keep on the straight and narrow and I have no plans to deviate from that at the moment.

What keeps you on the straight and narrow? Are you a numbers fan too?

I’m taking each week as it comes, not letting anything get in the way, planning our meals and sticking to the plan. Let’s do it!

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  • Reply Emily G 27/09/2014 at 9:43 am

    Love this! I too like to think like this, every week you lose is another step towards where you want to be. My aim is 1.5lbs off each week, and when you mentioned 13 weeks to new year, that sounds such a good target and like you say imagine how we will feel then! I have been losing weight for 12 weeks now, I am so glad I started as god knows where I would be now if I hadn’t, i too have a lot to lose but focusing on smaller goals really helps me. So pleased you’re doing so well, it’s great to see how positive you are and it’s inspiring xx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 28/09/2014 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks Em, brilliant to hear you’re doing so well too! We can do it, taking it week by week xx

  • Reply Emma lander 27/09/2014 at 1:40 pm

    Oh you’ve done do well. I will be back on it when baby is born and you can be my weightless guru ;) loving hearing about your losses xxx

  • Reply Donna 27/09/2014 at 5:59 pm

    You are doing fantastically lovely! You sound so focused. I won’t recognise you next time I see you! xx

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