So I’ve been completely ‘on plan’ this week as far as Slimming World goes, I think that maybe being back in a work environment has made a big difference! It’s great to have structure, and it gave me a reason to plan all my meals.
There was a time where I would buy lunch at work almost every day, normally a big old cheesy jacket potato with about a tonne of cheddar. At that point even if I took lunch to work it would more often than not be covered in unhealthy sauces, or loads of added extras that I didn’t need. On top of that, I’d snack on sweets, biscuits and cakes throughout the day…it was a pretty standard picture for someone with food problems to be honest!
But now, I’ve been doing Slimming World since July 2015, and the www.ilostwhat.com website let me know that after my last weigh in I’ve lost the same as an elephants heart! My work lunches are balanced, often SP and definitely low in syns if they have any at all. They keep me focused on my goals throughout the week, and the new sense of self control that I’ve gained means I no longer snack on high syn treats all day.
However, the weekend is now looming and I’m worried that I’m going to throw all of the hard work from the last five days down the toilet. I’ve planned my meals, and I’ve got the food in the house. I even said no when my boyfriend suggested we scrap our home cooked dinner tonight in favour of a burger down the pub! I don’t want to get to tomorrow though, sat in front of the rugby and find myself tempted. So what am I going to do?
Well it’s simple really, I’m going to trust myself. If I fall down the hole of worry and stress, it’s just going to make me more likely to give in to my cravings and that’s not going to do me any good at all! With a little self belief and trust in my plan I can get through the weekend and get on the scales on Monday with confidence! Phew…!