Thinking Slimmer – an update.
I’ve now been listening to my slimpod from Thinking Slimmer for about 8 weeks. In that time I’ve lost just over one and half stone.
I’ve dropped a clothes size and have to do my belt up a couple of notches down.
I can see my shape slowly emerging from its covering.
Clothes are hanging properly and I feel more like me again.
I can’t be more precise about the amount of weight I’ve lost because I discovered a couple of weeks in that my scales were dodgy and weren’t always giving an accurate figure. New scales bought and I seem to be getting proper figures at last.
My whole attitude to food has changed. I eat considerably less and things like chocolate and cake really are treats, not part of my everyday diet. For a while at the start I was slightly concerned as my interest in food in general pretty much disappeared. Cooking felt like a chore and there was no pleasure in it, I didn’t bake at all for a couple of weeks.
I consider myself a bit of a foodie so it was a bit of a shock but now it’s gradually returning and I find myself looking at recipes with interest again. I think that’s the key for me, I want to keep my interest in food, to still enjoy cooking and experimenting but to be able to eat a ‘normal’ amount. Stop when I’m full and not eat ‘just because’.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have a long way to go. My tummy continues to feel a bit like a separate life form and the dreaded back fat is still very much present but I feel confident that they will disappear.
I had been worried that the results I saw at the beginning would tail off. Or that it would just stop. But it seems that that isn’t the case. I now don’t worry if I miss the odd night of listening. I feel confident that if I fancy a biscuit of a bar of chocolate that it won’t spark a night of binging but, rather, will be part of a balanced diet (a huge first for me!). I trust that I’ll make sensible choices about food, that I won’t over eat and I trust that the weight will come off.
I trust that I can be happy with my body again.