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Enough is enough! I am DONE.

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SlimmingMumOf1 Sat 25-Aug-18 17:45:54

Just a rant really! I just want to post this to get it into my thick head!

I have been a Slimming Worlder for over a year. Lost 4 stone. My weight plateaued so I moved to WW. Weight still stayed the same so I've decided to be comfortable with my body the way it is (I wanted to lose 5st but I can do with being a stone heavier than what I originally wanted). I haven't been able to use the SW app because of funds as I have to pay for childcare now! But I do know the ins and outs of it.

For the past two weeks... Guys, I have gone back to the way I was when I was at my biggest. I am eating so much junk like you wouldn't believe! I am demolishing biscuits, chocolate, crisps... and here I am sitting and thinking what the fuck am I doing to myself? Do I want to back to the way I was a year ago! Of course I bloody don't! So why am I doing it?

Honestly. Enough is enough! I have had it. I am not going to do this and I am not going to be that almost 14st girl again that I once was! Who had to live in leggings, cellulite showing through my leggings because that's all would fit me, my husband telling me how much my arse and legs used to wobble... it took that comment to kick my arse into a better lifestyle change! I was in denial about my weight.

I just wanted to get this out there. We are what we are! We are humans. We will slip up but ultimately, if we are eating the entire contents of the biscuit tin and fridge then the only people we can blame is ourselves. Nobody else forced us to do it... we are the ones who control ourselves. We have to be strong and we have to push it through. What feels better? 5 minute of indulging that luxurious gateau your mouthwatering over, or feeling fantastic at seeing your clothes get looser and looser and feeling healthy and better about looking in the mirror?!

Just needed to get this out there! Sorry grin Tomorrow is a new, fresh start. That's it now! Time to feel back to my healthier and better self again.

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raisedbyguineapigs Sat 25-Aug-18 19:39:26

I'm the same. I have eaten a load of crap these past few weeks on holiday. I couldn't get to WI so went on the boots scales. I stupidly paid an extra 20p to get my body fat measured. It's running at 41% which is way way over the 'poor' level. I'm not obese on the scales I'm just overweight which must mean my organs are slatheted in fat on the inside. I'm a terrible illness waiting to happen. It should have shocked me completely on plan again but instead I ate 3 jammie dodgers yesterday and half a jam doughnut and a kitkat chunky today angry. My plan for when the kids go back to school is for all of us to just have healthy snacks so no crisps/chocolate in the house. They have had a bad diet too and I feel bad about it. They have a genetic predisposition to diabetes and heart disease through me and I want them to have good eating habits. I plan to do sp for a couple of weeks to lose all the weight I've put on. I'm going to go completely healthy, so wholewheat pasta/rice, no muller lights, use most of my syns on healthy fats instead of biscuits like I usually do!

Groovee Sat 25-Aug-18 19:58:53

You can do it. When I have days off, I enjoy but the next day I feel sluggish and horrible. Once I'm back eating my "normality" I definitely feel much better.

Draw a line, you know you can do it. If you feel like you are missing your mojo then try new recipes and foods.

FinallyHere Sat 25-Aug-18 20:02:24


SlimmingMumOf1 Sat 25-Aug-18 21:43:47

@raisedbyguineapigs it's a horrible feeling isn't it?! Honestly I dread to see what the scales say on Monday sad I was going to weigh tomorrow but I've just eaten my weight in takeaways and finished it off with a massive New York cheesecake which was absolutely delicious BUT... I am done now! That's it. I've sorted my food diary for this week and I am going to stick to it. I want to feel good and healthy again! My husband has said the same. He wants to go back to eating a healthy lifestyle. I am focussed and raring to go! You can do it. We all have to stick together biscuitthanks

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SlimmingMumOf1 Sat 25-Aug-18 21:44:37

@Groovee that's how I've been feeling! Thank you. I am going to do it. My head is getting back in the game!

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SlimmingMumOf1 Sat 25-Aug-18 21:46:29

@FinallyHere if you haven't got anything constructive to say, don't say anything at all.

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raisedbyguineapigs Sat 25-Aug-18 22:31:34

I'm away next week, but I'm going to make sure I drink loads of water and make good choices even if I can't plan what I eat as much. I'll be back on it when I get back though! We can do it! Just think of the bikini next summer halo

FinallyHere Sun 26-Aug-18 12:47:32

@SlimmingMumOf1 I am very sorry, i can see that it seems as if i was not being very nice. The link is to Gillian Riley's site, which i have found very helpful. She treats the desire to over eat like an addiction , and has strategies and techniques which really helped me. Having tried just about everything, her approach was the one that helped me to take control of my own eating.

Sorry again for seeming horrid, do please have a look at her approach

LuckyDiamond Sun 26-Aug-18 12:53:39

The SW and WW (and other slimming companies) business model relies on returning members. They want you to lose weight, stop, gain all the weight (and some) then sign up all over’s how they make their money.

Groovee Sun 26-Aug-18 12:59:22

I find visuals help too.

My before and current photos help me. I saw it as a lifestyle change rather than a diet. Still going to group for support really helps me, plus as I am at target I don't pay so that makes me stay in target.

Try doing a side by side and remind yourself how far you have come.

SlimmingMumOf1 Sun 26-Aug-18 14:02:20

@FinallyHere no I should apologise! I clicked the link but nothing came up so I thought you was being sarcastic! I'm really sorry about that! I hope you can forgive my ignorance blush

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FinallyHere Sun 26-Aug-18 14:44:06

No probs, @SlimmingMumOf1

Hope you do get to the site, it starts with are you caught it a cycle of binge and diet? Do you find yourself thinking about food to much? Is it tough to cut back on meal size or snacks?

Ive known about it for years, now, and anytime i have a wobble i find it really helpful to go back and read it again. There is always something new that pops out for me, new articles, a ted talk. All the best.

SlimmingMumOf1 Sun 26-Aug-18 21:19:31

@FinallyHere I still can't get onto it? It loads then it just comes up with a blank page! Maybe something wrong with my phone?? I am going to try and Google it manually instead! But that does sound like what I need. I believe it is all about willpower and resistance! Got to resist them sugar laden sweeties and treats... good gosh they're so good though sad on the plus side, I've been perfectly on plan today and feel great for it! halo

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raisedbyguineapigs Sun 26-Aug-18 23:04:32

I can't get onto it either so I don't think is your phone. I do think a lot of overeating is psychological, but I've read loads of books but still haven't managed to lose weight. It's difficult to just change your mindset just like that. Some people need the accountability of a place to go every week to keep n them on track. I'm reading Dr Rangan Chatterjees 5 pillar plan which is completely sensible and doable, but I'm not doing it!! The only thing I've managed to stick to is SW not necessarily because of the woe although it can easily be made very healthy but the support and accountability of the groups.

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