My Diary

31st July 2017

The Sad Step

It’s been a while since I’ve written in the diary section but I feel like I need to today. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen me having a whinge today about “being so good” and the scales not moving. After weighing myself for the 3rd time today, and actually being down 4lb again I’ve realised that I need to stop!

We all do it at one time or another through our weight loss trek. We get on the scales in the middle of the week or the day before weigh day and then we mentally destroy ourselves when they don’t say what we’re expecting. Weight fluctuates throughout the day, up to 4lb! I know this yet still can’t accept it and I will desperately try to work out where I’m going wrong or where I could fit in an extra SP day. I’ve actually worked out that I probably haven’t drunk enough in the last few days. 

The bathroom scales could have been so detrimental today as I was ready to pack it all in and go on a junk food binge. The last 3 weeks have been the most “on plan” I have ever been in the year and a half that I have been doing Slimming World and I know I deserve a massive loss (easily the 6lb in 2 weeks I was after) but I need to stop fretting over it and leave the sad step alone! 

I will be taking a break from being on plan as I feel need it every so often and I’m going away for the weekend so it’s the perfect opportunity really. Slimming World does consume me at times and I really can see why weighing yourself and dieting can become obsessive. It’s a great feeling seeing those numbers come down and it’s the worst feeling in the world seeing them go up but actually, it’s not. Actually, we need to throw this damn scales out the window. Yes the aim is to lose weight but it’s to make us feel better about yourself not to beat ourselves up mentally. You need to enjoy food and for me, taking a break will do that and I know I will back on it again afterwards because I’ll be craving it. 

I know I will never stop weighing at home but I’m determined to stop doing it as much!


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