New Reading Material

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.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to New Reading Material

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    You have a great attitude. You are going to succeed — for the long term.

    • Thanks Fransi. I hope so. A little glitch here and there I can cope with, it’s if the weight continues to go back on I would get frazzled. This heat doesn’t help, hot indoors even with the fans going and even hotter outside. The pavements are too hot for Maggie’s feet so long walks are out, but she’s found a cool corner and is stretched out where the fan reaches and soothes as it oscillates.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Yes, it’s definitely more challenging to lose or even maintain weight when you’re sedentary. We are also having a heatwave here. I find myself taking the subway instead of walking. It’s either too hot or too cold. We live in a time of extremes.

      • That was the trouble working in an office, so I always made sure I went out at lunchtime. In the summer it was nice to go to the park, but not so pleasant in the winter!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Aside from the cold, it’s hard to trudge through the snow and trying to stay upright on icy streets is the worst.

      • We haven’t had that much snow here, and even then been able to walk into town as we’re on a major bus route and the council always tries to keep those clear. It was great in the cottage though as the planes were grounded and the road quiet. It was bliss not having any traffic passing by or overhead.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        We’ve had a few horrible winters and even though I live in the heart of the city, the roads have been kind of a mess, especially the side streets. But it’s the icy sidewalks I dread the most.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Not fun.

  2. Sadje says:

    The book seems a great help. I know you will stick to your careful eating plan.

  3. Yay! You made it! Continuing to attend meetings is a good idea. Stay connected especially since it’s FREE!

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