Friday, 9 September 2011

Rules of engagement

When I got engaged over a year ago, after I’d got over the shock, I thought that this would finally be the secret treasure map leading me to the World of Slim Girls. My plan was this: get slim by November 2011, maintain that weight for a year (allowing for a minor festive blip).

So, how’s that going? Well, it’s going pants. There is NO WAY I will be slim – or even discernibly slimmer damnit – by November. Even without a trip to the Land of the Free (Cookie) coming up, my efforts have been too woeful to allow this. Actually, that’s not strictly true, my efforts have in the main been pretty laudable but the results have been absurdly inadequate. My net loss on 5 months of SW is (drumroll).....2lbs off.

Something has to change but I’m not sure what or how. I don’t know at what point I give up on SW and try something different, although what I’m not sure. I don’t think it will be this year though. I can lose on this diet – as long as nothing derails me, I can lose 2-3lbs a month of intense steady, serious dieting. I just don’t know if that is ever going to be enough. Bf looked at me reading the SW mag the other night “With all the diet magazines you’ve read, you’d think you’d be slim now” he said breezily. If ONLY it were that easy.

Talking of hurdles, we’re going to bf’s parents for Sunday lunch. Now, this isn’t too much of a SW problem except for pudding (I won’t be drinking – as ever). I fear apple pie. I fear it because I know it’s going to be heinous in terms of syns and because I actually don’t like pie so will resent the calories. I can hardly say after 16 years, I don’t like pie! Still, I’ll profess myself stuffed and have a sliver (and leave the crust).

Next week’s topics – wedding invite lists and radical hair thoughts.


Lesley said...

Yep...I would be very disheartened with that rate of loss. The only tips I can think of from class are - when people are following the plan but sticking, are they eating enough?? This seems weird but I have heard over and over again people saying that they ate MORE free food (and used their syns) and lost more. And lots of variety is recommended altho no idea why. Do you eat decent portions of the free and superfree stuff? I sure as hell do!! I suspect that the more free food you plow through, the less you are interested in syns.

The other one is keeping a food diary but I suspect you're already pretty strict about that. Definitely stricter than me.

Our leader doesnt set much store in exercise to aid losing but I know I wouldnt make progress without it. Then again I do work out quite hard....much sweating and aching.

And that is me out for now. Will keep thinking.

Good luck hon.

Lesley xx

Seren said...

Yep - great minds do indeed think alike. Turns out that just because you're going to be a bride your body (or mind in my case) don't just fall into line.

I suppose, as per my last post, I've realised it's not the be all and end all.

All Lesley's advice seems eminently sensible - not being all that familiar with SW I can't really add anything...

Anyway, hope you negotiated the Pie. I'm not a huge fan of a sweet pie either - would always rather have crumble!!