It’s been a long while since I did a weightloss update because, for various reasons, I felt I couldn’t write another diet post when I was struggling with my weight again.
Previously I have trialled different diets and quick fixes such as Rodial Crash Diet and The Body Reset Diet when I’ve only had a few lbs to lose but after a bout of steroid treatment I gained a lot of weight (purely down to medication) and have been unable to lose weight for a long time.
Now I am off medication and feeling much better, but after gaining around 7 stone (just under 100lbs) I was still finding it hard to lose weight because my body had been through so much stress. So I made the decision to join Slimming World. A few of my neighbours and family friends had lost a lot of weight on the plan and I thought I would give it a go. I didn’t really hope for much because I had tried the plan before (trying to go it alone) and actually put on weight!
Slimming World won’t be for everyone and I understand a lot of people don’t like the idea of groups like this or Weight Watchers etc where you pay for a plan to lose weight. Quite honestly after everything I had been through with my illness (Crohn’s Disease) I needed to learn to eat properly again from scratch and whilst I don’t advocate Slimming World for everyone, it has made the world of difference to me.
I have now been on the Slimming World ‘plan’ for six months, and it’s a way of life. It’s a healthy eating plan now, not a diet and not a quick fix and better still I have learnt how to manage my Crohn’s Disease through diet alone. So far I have lost 2stones 10lbs (38lbs) and found a great friendship network through both Instagram and Youtube.
I also have a youtube channel where I do weekly/fortnightly updates on my weightloss journey.
Do let me know in the comments if you’d be interested in seeing more Slimming World related updates on my blog but for now (as I have been for six months), I’ll be keeping it separate over on my Instagram and Youtube accounts so feel free to follow and subscribe to me if you want to see more updates over there as I still have a long way to go!
Thanks for Reading,