I joined Slimming World!

So I took the plunge last week and joined my local Slimming World Group. It has been something I’ve wanted to do since after Christmas but never felt motivated to do it. I did do Slimming world before but I never put the effort into it so I never lost much. Now I am determined to work hard and get rid of some extra pounds.

So last Wednesday, after foolishly eating dinner I went up and joined the Slimming World group. This time I  attended the New Members talk which made me understand how the plan actually works. The Image Therapy talk was also different to the ones I went to previously. Last time during Image Therapy the consultant went through everyone there and told the class how much they lost or gained. This made me self-conscious when I did gain and once I got weighed I would leave. However this consultant gives updates on new products or recipes and other general information. People are free to ask questions at any stage or talk about something that may be getting in the way of their meal plan. I definitely prefer this way and will stay for Image Therapy. I think this will help me keep on track and introduce new ideas/recipes into my plan.

As soon as I came home from Slimming World it was time for me to figure out what I could have as my HEB. Thankfully there was a lot of options including Lidl’s Just Free Multigrain Sliced Pan (2 slices) and Schar Ciabatta Roll (1 roll). While I was looking up HEB options I also looked up Syn values for many of the gluten free biscuits I eat. Schar Digestives are only 1 and 1/2 syns while the Bourbons are 3 syns each. I know which ones I will be choosing!! 🙂 Although they can be enjoyed once I keep to my 15 syns a day!!

So I have been surprised and found this week easy to manage. I have counted my syns everyday and kept my food diary. I will be attending a Slimming World class tomorrow so hopefully the scales will be kind to me :S For next week I am going to work on improving my water intake and upping the amount of Speed foods I am eating. Plenty more Speed food will help me save my syns for a nice treat at night 😀

Fingers crossed the scales will be kind tomorrow!!

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