The struggle of 3 gains..


The last three weeks on Slimming World have been, if I’m completely honest, a struggle. I don’t know what happened but the motivation to behave myself and eat on plan wasn’t really there. I was eating things I knew I shouldn’t have, not to the extent of ordering a family size pizza and extra sides, but biscuits, mini chocolates and crisps have all made their way into my mouth. I knew I shouldn’t have eaten them but I did.

Last night I gained on the scales for the third week in a row. I’ve only gained 3lb in those 3 weeks so I must have done something right somewhere but I’ve still gained when I am supposed to be losing it and that’s not really the way to go.

Enough is enough. I’ve scared myself into thinking I could be on the slippery slope back to where I came from but I can’t go back there. I’ve got so much more I want to experience and I can’t waste the experience of how far I’ve already come. I’ve kicked myself and had a good word and today I woke up with a renewed focus. I might have lost quite a bit of weight but I still have a long way to go. I still need to lose at least five stone to be remotely healthy so I can’t give up now. I really hope my little blip will spur me on to knuckle down and sort my head out.

I’ve been on plan today. I’ve counted my syns and I’ve drunk over 3 litres of water so keeping myself hydrated and rather full. I’m taking each day as it comes and hoping those days will turn into weeks and those will turn into successful losses.

I need to rebuild my strength and willpower. I can and I will.

She believed she could, so she did


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  • Reply Donna 07/10/2015 at 10:30 pm

    You have a great attitude to dieting. I think the MADs and everything else going on would have knocked anyone’s diet! You’ll be fine, good luck lovely x

  • Reply Sugar&Rhubarb 07/10/2015 at 10:41 pm

    You can do it! You know yourself that those 3lbs will be gone in the blink of an eye once you get back on track. So it’s nothing to feel de-motivated about. You’re looking gorgeous, just think another 4 weeks on plan and you’re going to look and feel even more gorgeous!!! xx

  • Reply Colette 08/10/2015 at 7:07 am

    I know exactly how you feel. My motivation upped & left and at best I’m maintaining just now. Hoping class will get me motivated on Saturday x

  • Reply Nicola Bradbury 08/10/2015 at 9:17 am

    Oh Emma, I know you’ve hit a wall, but you are doing so, so well. Look at how far you’ve already come. To get this far and stay so focused for over a whole year isn’t easy in itself. I’m certain it’s just a blip and you’ll be back to getting great losses in no time.
    ‘She believed she could, so she did’ Xxx

  • Reply Emma F 09/10/2015 at 3:22 pm

    Have just found your blog accidently whilst looking to buy a SW recipe book online and am now following! I joined (again) last week, only to have my first week completely blighted by the whole family falling ill. I was so tempted to pack in already, as life never gets any easier but I too am worried about putting on more weight. I need to do this for my health, so am battling away one day at a time. Looking forward to having a nosey at your meal plans!

    • Reply Emma Shilton 09/10/2015 at 4:05 pm

      Good luck Emma, I’ve been meal planning with SW in mind for over a year so if you check out my #mealplanningmonday posts you’ll get an idea of what I’ve been eating. I also photograph every meal I eat over on instagram so please do check that out too!
      Good luck :)

  • Reply Nicki Lang 12/10/2015 at 5:27 pm

    I’ve felt exactly the same and sometimes the inspiration just seems to leave me. Three lbs is not a huge disaster but as you say, you don’t want to let it get on a roll. Well done for what you’ve achieved so far which is amazing! I’m sure you will get back on track

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