Well it’s the start of week 2 of my 52 week challenge and I think this week past week could best be described as, could do better. If I’m honest my diet has been absolutely appalling! I’d like to say that I tried my best and just fell off the wagon, but that would also be a lie. I didn’t try my best and on a couple of occasions I even found myself comfort eating.
I think there has been two major factors in my failure to stick to a diet this week. Firstly, there’s just too much junk food left in the house. Every where I turn crisps, chocolate and sweeties are staring me in the face and begging me to eat them with their evil brightly coloured wrappers and their despicable yummy aroma. Damn them, damn them all to hell!!! As of this week I will be stuffing these temptations away into draws and cupboards… possibly a padlocked crate for which I have no key. I’m hoping that the old adage, out of sight, out of mind is the solution here.
My second problem has to do with the diet I chose to embark upon. As I mentioned last week I had intended to sign up to Slimming World, however I had a lot of issues getting the website to work for me and Slimming World customer services appeared to have gone on holiday at the busiest time of the year. Well, once I did gain access to the website it didn’t take me long to decide it wasn’t for me and I’ve been speaking to Slimming World about cancelling my subscription ever since. I won’t go into details about this as I’m sure I will be sharing the inns and outs in full once the matter is resolved, but it has thrown my diet into disarray as at present I don’t have a formal diet to follow. This unfortunate backtrack on my dieting choice has also gone a long way towards breaking my resolve. Until I have dealt with this problem I don’t feel capable of starting fresh and putting my heart and soul into a different diet. I know this shouldn’t matter but dieting is 70% psychological and mentally I need a clean start.
Having said all of this and despite my glaring failure to follow a diet this week I have lost 4lb! I put this entirely down to the fact that it’s not Christmas or New Year, so I’m not eating my own weight in food every day. As a result I am now ahead of the game with 48lb to lose in 51 weeks. I’m obviously over the moon about this as I now have a buffer should I mess up further down the line.
So, what am I going to do differently next week? For now I’ve decided not to follow a formal diet. Being quite over weight will play to my advantage a little in so much as, I can reduce the amount of junk food that I’m eating (the chocolate and crisps have to go!) and choose healthier options such as lean meat and reduced fat products and I should continue to lose weight. Once my weight is a little more under control I’m sure I will need to look at making bigger changes, however it should be a little easier once I’ve eased myself into healthier eating habits.
How have you done on your diet this week? Have you had any experience with Slimming World?