Although I had what I shall now refer to as ‘The Sock Gain’ (half a pound) this week, I am still within target and was presented with new literature ‘Slim for Life’ last night.
This is definitely new territory for me in the dieting stakes and like everything else in the programme is designed to help you with your weight issues.
This first week at target I found the temptation to have what I fancied quite strong, but I didn’t want to undo my recent results, so apart from the half a rocky road slice, I stuck to plan. OK, it didn’t exactly go to plan, but it’s not a disaster, and now I have the additional tool to help me maintain my loss, I am feeling more confident that I can do it.
I wondered if it was like a switch being thrown and you were left more or less to your own devices keeping to plan forever, and although I haven’t read the book cover to cover yet, I am pleased with what I’ve seen so far.
The sub heading is ‘Your 12 week springboard to happy ever after’.
Inside is a food diary and planner for the next 12 weeks designed to keep you aware of food and their SW categories. Similar to the first six week food diary booklet, week by week it gives you spaces for recognised pitfalls, forthcoming events and triggers that could start you going off the rails and whizzing down the wrong aisles of the supermarkets loading up your trolley with lovely but not-so-good-for-you goodies.
My food diary, in whatever form, has always been a godsend and I shall continue to keep that regardless. I said yesterday that already I’ve noticed a natural preference for speed and free foods, and my portion control has reduced. This is all extremely positive from where I’m sitting, though as with any change in food habits, boredom is bound to creep in, and my A and B Healthy Extras are nearly always the same. Being allowed an extra two every day, either 2 As, 2 Bs or one of each, plus the extra 15 syns on two or three days every week, I am finding that a little daunting to be honest, though that cheesecake and the siblings of the rocky road are calling me from afar.
Photos: remember these? 8 slices each and a syn value of around 20 per slice. EEK!
I’m not going to do it yet though. I want to ‘level off’ with my weight and feel comfortable whilst enjoying my food for the next few weeks and take it from there.
Too many times I’ve managed to lose those extra pounds only to put them back on again, plus a few more in most cases, because I’ve let down my guard sotospeak.
We’re all human and allowed the occasional slip, but I don’t want to fall back into bad habits, and remember the not so long ago days of the daily belgian bun (19½ syns) or a pack of doughnuts (10 syns each).
I shall also continue to go to group to keep on track and support the friends I’ve made there. Progress as always will be reported here in my blog and I’ll be happy to pass on any tips that are forthcoming! Now I’ve arrived, I want to stay here.