Thinking myself slim: Week 2
Welcome to my journey towards a healthier lifestyle, weight loss and staying active. I’m doing it with a little help from Slimpod and their Thinking Slimmer Gold programme. I’m not on a diet or counting calories but I have committed to listening to the download (approximately 9 minutes) every day for 21 days and filling in my success log.
So, week 2. Missed week 1? Catch up here. I’ve been listening to my slimpod recording every evening and promptly falling asleep each time. Yesterday I changed it up a little and listened before I went to bed. I look forward to hearing the music followed by Trevor’s dulcet tones and I know I’m going to be relaxed. Listening isn’t a chore and I know it’s helping me. Above all else it’s making me focus on my habits.
I’ve noticed that slowly, my motivation is slowly creeping in, this is something I struggle with the most, I know exactly what’s good for me, how many calories are in which foods and that wine has hidden calories (but it does help me stay sane and relax in the evening). Knowledge is usually power, but food is my comfort, my reward and my solace. I’m not a big snacker between meals, but I like to feel full after eating and I get a bit worried if I don’t have enough available that I think will fill me up. In the evening I like to have 1-3 glasses of wine, a big-ish dinner and pudding, often chocolate. Sometimes I’ll skip pudding, especially if I’m working on the laptop.
I’m still breastfeeding Baby D, although he is on solids and doesn’t take as much anymore, but I think my body retains calories so that I have enough milk. When I had my first child I lost a lot of weight through breastfeeding but not so with the others. I lose weight initially and then it goes back on. I have more milk than I need at the moment, I could probably donate some – I like to think that a lot of my weight is in my boobs!
Is it working?
We’re not supposed to weigh ourselves according to the plan but I had a sneaky weigh in, I’m trying to make it as scientific as possible so I use the same scales at the same time and (just so you know) I keep my shoes on!
Week 1 I weighed 74.4kg, I now weigh: 74.4kg! Hmmm, more or less the same. How about my measurements? Well no shift there either. As I’m on the Slimpod Gold programme, I also have the Fitpod to listen to which I’m going to start to slot in this week – I need to start exercising! I did walk to a meeting this week which involved going uphill. I’m finding it hard in the cold weather to be motivated to leave the house – My goal for next week is to do a youtube exercise video and try to incorporate at least one into my weekly routine. So apart from being relaxing, how does Slimpod work?
“Slimpods alter the brain’s reward system so that the pleasure no longer comes from burgers, chocolate or sugar but from making healthier food and lifestyle choices.”
“We use an expertly-woven mix of cutting edge techniques in unconscious persuasion, behavioural science, neuroscience, modern psychology and Neuro-Linguistic-Programming.”
The first 21 days are when the changes in the brain begin to happen, so I’m not disheartened that there’s no instant change, plus I’m not on an actual diet.
The Chillpod came in handy this week, I babysat for my niece and nephew, my 18 month old nephew doesn’t like going to sleep without his mummy, so I sat with him and put the chillpod on, it seemed to help him settle! I found it relaxing too, maybe it’ll help when I’m feeling overwhelmed.
It can be hard to stick to resolutions, but writing down my goals and my small successes has helped me stay focused for what I hope to achieve in the year ahead. These little victories have included: Only had two biscuits; chose a healthy lunch option; only one glass of wine; no crisps with lunch; walked to school instead of driving; walked to a meeting instead of driving. One step at a time!
If you’d like to join me on the Slimpod programme, you can get it via the box below. They have a free eBook you can download to get started and then make your decision.
Disclosure: I received the Thinking Slimmer Gold programme for free in return for my honest opinions, this post also contains affiliate links, which means if you buy any of the products I recommend, they cost no extra to you but I get a small commission.
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