Before I start, this is not going to be a weekly thing (for those totally uninterested) however I do intend to check in every now and then to let you know how I’m doing and what I’ve learned so far – the end of week one seemed like a milestone to mark.
As I’ve previously mentioned what drew me to this plan over others is that it promoted healthy eating rather than skipping meals (I’m looking at you, calorie counting) and encourages me to cook from scratch. Since I don’t have a huge amount of weight to lose I took it steady in my first week, I didn’t follow the plan TOO strictly but for the most part I followed the extra easy every day and fell within the 15 syn limit. I did have the odd treat (Double Decker, I’m looking at you) but given that I didn’t beat myself up about it and was even less active than usual I’m surprised to have lost 3lbs. It could be a total coincidence, my weight is pretty constant but it can fluctuate by a lb or two and I don’t weight myself daily so who knows but it’s encouraging so I’ll take it as a loss.
The thing I’m enjoying about Slimming World so far as opposed to calorie counting is that like beauty blogging there is a whole community of sw’ers out there (I’m looking at you, Instagram) to lean on when you need help/advice/meal ideas. It’s easy to get bored on any ‘diet’ but the choices are so vast here that there are seemingly endless healthy meal to choose from and there’s pretty much nothing you have to cut out altogether so you really don’t miss anything – I’m eating Oreos right now 😉
Like I say I’ll check in occasionally with updates/recipes if I find anything of note but for now, I’m enjoying it!