After weeks and weeks, No! months of trying and failing miserably, it was suggested i try Red rather than extra easy, to be honest i was about to give it all up. I mean I’ve tried everything, OK i admit i often cheated and deserved not to lose anything some weeks, but there were many times i stuck to plan and never lost anything. It’s so demoralising, so disheartening, and so damned annoying. So when Kate suggested giving red week ago i thought why not! What have i got to lose, I’m about to throw in the towel anyway.
So over the first week i stayed on Red for 6 days, and on the day i didn’t stick to red i had a chinese, and a few nibbles. That week i lost 2lbs. 2lbs!!!!! i couldn’t believe it, maybe this red week works, let’s try again i thought. Week 2 included an indian curry with naan bread, and two days where i overdosed on Snack a Jacks, so i went way over on syns for three days, but stuck to red over 6 days again. And so this week i was hopeful i would lose but on reflection considering the amount of curry and rice cakes i’d eaten then maybe not! Anyway i weighed in today and lost another 1.5lbs. So to say I’m really happy is an understatement.
Now i have to say that if i can change and turn it around then anyone can, i really mean that, if you’re finding it hard to lose the weight, then change something, it could be as simple as that. Staying to group and asking for help is an absolute must. I know better than most how hard it is, trust me I’ve been through every emotion possible since i started at slimming world. So i feel the pain of others when they feel nothing is working.
Since my last blog I’ve walked over 50 miles including walking to Torrington last week, that’s over 6 miles. As some of you may know I’ve taken up photography, this has been a great motivator, making me get out walking and taking photo’s. Check out my new Facebook page by clicking on the Facebook icon please feel free to like the page. Over the coming months i will increase the amount of walking i do, so eventually i want to be able to walk 10 miles plus on a regular basis. All culminating to achieve my goal of climbing Ben Nevis next summer.
those of you who’ve read my blog on why i came to slimming world will know just how much walking that kind of distance means to me. So it’s fair to say I’ve come a very long way in the last 11 months.
So there you have it folks, I’ve hopefully turned a corner now and the weight will continue to come off. Don’t forget, staying to group is key to losing weight, asking for help when things get tough. Please don’t suffer in silence, there is always a way forward, that much i have learnt recently.
As well as this blog I’ve also got Andy’s Photo Fit which you may want to check out, this is a blog of the walks i talk and the photo’s i take during the walks.