I started the Thinking Slimmer programme 8 number of weeks ago and although I'm reluctant to do an update, I think it's important to share. I'd really seen a big change to my behaviour, both in terms of my eating and the urge to exercise. I felt very positive when I wrote my initial post here. I felt better in myself but I saw no change on the scales. I tried to ignore the lack of change on the scales but after about six weeks with practically no change left me feeling disheartened. I should say I was only weighing myself once a week not obsessively checking everyday.
Once the negativity started creeping in, I found myself listening to the Slimpod less and the old ways have started to return. I've not done any exercise for a couple of weeks either. I've felt less able to ignore the Christmas goodies. Consequently, I feel disappointed in myself for failing to stick to it.
I'm determined not to let things get completely out of control. I'm not sure whether Thinking Slimmer will ultimately be the right thing for me but I've downloaded the free Christmas Slimpod to see if I can prevent myself from going overboard with festive eating and drinking. If you're interested in giving the Slimpod a try, it's worth downloading the free Christmas Slimpod from their Facebook page (all you need to do is Like their Facebook page and you will be offered the link for the free download).
I'm going to re-evaluate things in the New Year and decide whether to carry on with Slimpod or whether I need to return to more traditional dieting methods. I really like how Thinking Slimmer got me exercising again and stopped me eating for the sake of it but I know to stay motivated I need to see results. I keep wondering if setting myself a specific fitness goal or even training for a particular event might keep me on the straight and narrow? I have a school reunion next summer (it will be 20 years since we left school next year, nothing like a 20 years anniversary to make you feel ancient) and vanity says I would like to look my best for that!
Do you find it a struggle to stick to healthy eating over the festive period?
Disclosure: I received my original Slimpod as a PR sample. The desire to lose weight is all my very own!