Week seven's weigh in came as a total surprise to me, to be completely honest... -6.5lbs!! Baring in mind this weigh in was coming off the back of Easter most of the people in the group had seen themselves gain a pound or two, but here I am with almost half a stone loss in 9 days. I absolutely love slimming world!
Over the Easter bank holiday I spent time with J and I inevitably caved in to some treats. I'm of the belief that you can't deny yourself something otherwise you end up binging on the lot, so I stuck to the 'little bit of what you fancy does you good' ethos and munched on chinese takeaway (chicken chow mein specifically - which didn't entirely agree with me), Cadbury chocolate buttons, cookies, bacon sandwiches etc - the lot. So I have to hold my hand up and say that I have no idea where this loss has come from, but I am glad I was slightly disciplined and didn't gorge and pig out like I'd used to do. Once the bank holiday was over and he had left me I was straight back on to it though, filling up on stir fry, wheatabix, fruit and salads - all of the super yummy free food Slimming World let you eat in unlimited quantities.
As a result of this week's loss I was pleasantly surprised to find myself as 'Slimmer of the Week' :D I got another shiny sticker to put on the back of my book to keep my 1/2 stone one company, a fridge magnet and a certificate - hurrah!
I'm so close to my 1st stone award, only .5 of a pound away, how gutting! But I know that if I work hard at it I will definitely be walking away with another sticker and certificate next week, and who knows, maybe even surpassing it! My aim for my Easter break from uni was to hit a stone loss and that's looking so likely it's making me giddy. For someone who's put on a lot of weight continually for the past 3 years for it to actually be coming off on a sustainable life change plan and not some crash 'shake' diet really excites me. I know it's working because I've managed to go down a size in Primark, and yesterday I bought a Topshop dress and it had room to spare around the middle! :)
I also hit my first -10lbs milestone and rewarded myself with a rather expensive, but brilliant foundation, Chanel's Vitalumière Aqua. I'm going to pop up a little post about that soon. My next milestone reward will come in 7lbs time, and by then I'll have lost 20lbs.
So plans for this week are to stick at the plan, fill up on free foods and learn to like bananas again. As ever, wish me luck!
Loss to date: 13.5lbs
Time taken: 7 weeks
Next milestone at: -20lbs
Reward: Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette