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How can I stick to it this time?

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EricNorthmansFangbanger Thu 30-Jan-14 12:30:21

I have tried to do slimming world properly twice before. I lost a stone each time within the first month, but then I just kind of gave up...and then put the weight back on.

I start a new job on Monday and ordered some clothes from Simply Be as they had a sale on. I'm a size 24. I tried the things I bought on today, but I just look quite ridiculous in the majority of the clothes. I think I may end up just keeping one top, the two pairs of pants and a dress. I hate the way I look and I want to get healthier and lose weight now more than ever. My role includes lots of meetings to try and secure sponsorship/fundraising and I just feel embarrassed at the thought of turning up to meetings and looking like this.

I have just weighed myself on our scales at home, which are quite accurate and I weigh 19 stone 10 pounds blush sad.

I want to stick to slimming world this time, I honestly feel that it will be the best option for me in the long run. I'm going to be out of the house from 7am until 6.30/7pm Monday to Friday, so I'd really appreciate some ideas for easy lunches if anyone has any and any tips to help keep me on track. I'm not planning on going to classes this time round, just doing it at home.

Thank you for reading

Shaxx Sat 01-Feb-14 11:45:50

Hi. I've tried loads of diets and slimming world seems the easiest to stick to for me.

Are you having breakfast at home or out?

Will you have access to a microwave?

Do you have a slow cooker?

Preparation is the key. As soon as that goes out of the window, its really hard to stick to.

Plan every single one of your meals and snacks. Have plenty of fruit to snack on.

Because your days are quite long and demanding, try to have food ready for when you come back home so you're not tempted to eat things you're not meant to.
Do that by either batch cooking at the weekends or using a slow cooker in the day. Cook enough for a couple of days.
If you use a slow cooker, prepare the night before so you can just take the stuff out the fridge and just chuck into the slow cooker in the morning.

Use a plug with a timer if you don't want to overcook things.

Lunches at work - leftovers if you have a microwave. Pasta or couscous salads. Home made soup in a flask.
Or take hot leftovers in a thermos food flask.

Have a look at this site for ideas and recipes.

Good Luck!

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