Sunday, 18 December 2011

Thinking Slimmer Update

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!


  1. Thanks for updating Jane! I've stepped up the exercise (running) and healthy eating on the lead-up to Christmas so that I can indulge guilt free on Christmas day. I still think the Slimpod is a really interesting concept, and perhaps it will be very useful for resisting the second mince pie? And yes, there's nothing like a school reunion to get you some fitness motivation! You look lovely anyway though :)

  2. Your right Jane! Eating this time of year is so hard to watch! I am just going to do the best I can and start over after January 1. Merry Christmas!

  3. It is so hard staying motivated, especially when you don't see a lot of results, the thing is I think with my mind set that I am never going to get down to my "ideal" weight, I just give in to temptation too much or use food as a cheer me up xx

  4. Zuzu's Petals. I am so sorry, I manage to lose your comment when checking my email on my phone (stupid fat fingers). I managed to cut and paste though, here's what Zuzu said....

    'I agree it's very demotivating to see no results. So frustraing and so unfair. The best success I have ever had in my life was when I stopped dieting. I still have a long way to do, but I am no longer crazy around food. Consider checking out a free podcast called Inside Out Weight Loss.

    Oh, and I finally found a workout I not only enjoy but look forward to: kettlebells!'

  5. @dempss01: Thanks for your lovely comment. Well done on the running, I wish I could motivate myself into a running programme. We have so many paths nearby that are ideal. Maybe in the New Year.

    @brandi72: It's definitely not an easy time to keep going with a healthy eating plan. I shall probably be worse now all the children are off! New Year, new start for us both then :)

    @Replica: There's definitely a lot of temptation in the house at the moment. I'm hoping I can keep my nibbling to a minimum but it's hard as you say.

    @Zuzu's Petals: Thank you for the link, I'll take a look at that. I am of course intrigued by your kettlebell work out too!

    Jane x

  6. I joined Unislim a couple of months back and was doing brilliantly but the past two weeks have been a real challenge. Luckily I'm only up a pound or so because of it but I really must get myself back on the straight and narrow. I don't want to start off the new year with a mammoth weight task ahead and all my good work undone.


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