Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Sureslim UK Update

Have you ever made a decision that made you feel instantly lighter?

This week I did.

A couple of weeks ago I agreed to be involved in a article which followed people doing different diets and seeing how much they lost over a period of six weeks.

I was really excited about being involved and thought that it would give me the added incentive to help me lose my final stone.

And then everything changed. After about a week I was extremely upset and panicky that I had agreed to do it. My body decided to rebel and make me want to eat bad food, and it made me question everything about my diet and how well I had done so far.

I think the reason for this is that doing the Challenge meant that I wasn't losing weight for MYSELF. It was for everyone BUT me, and that isn't possible. I have been dieting now for about 19 weeks now. it has become second nature, A lifestyle change rather than a diet but after one week of the challenge I was driving myself mad with worry about every morsel I put in my mouth and that isn't something I want to put mself through.

Another big part of my worry was that the food part of things isn't as important as it once was. Food for me is just a fuel, it isn't a comfort blanket anymore or a reward, Food is what I use like a car uses petrol. I am loving exercising and quite honestly if I don't lose anymore weight but tone up and feel healthy then I still feel as though I have achieved all the goals that I set out to do with SureSlim UK.

I explained this yesterday to the magazine involved and luckily they accepted my reasons for dropping out. I didn't want to let them down but the most important thing is how I feel, and at this time in my healthy eating plan It wasn't the right thing to do.

The minute I told them i felt a weight lift off my shoulders (although it didn't translate onto my scales)
and now I can look ahead to this week without the Challenge looming over me feeling that it is taking over my life. I don't want the food aspect to be the main priority in my life anymore. Food is just something I eat. Weight is something that I will lose and now If I put on a pound one week I will lose it the next like a normal person does.

I love my diet and Sureslim UK have completely changed my life forever. I will forever be grateful to them for showing me how to change my eating habits for the better and I am keeping on with the healthy eating but It isn't going to be such a priority for me. I am continuing with the blog posts each week but moving more into the maintainence side of things. I am LOVING the exercise I have introduced into my life and I credit the lovely Muireann for inspiring me to become a fitter person.

Hmmm my apologies for rambling on today.

Shall i just get to the bit where I tell you how i've done?

I put on 2lb!!!!

and you know what? Thats ok, I am determined to get that off next week, I am not going to fall apart over 2lb. Now I am emotionally stronger and know that I do not need to challenge myself and lose weight for someone else I am ready to get back into it and show that I can keep this up.

If you are still here after this loooooooooooooong post, I thank you.

and I can't do this without you x x x


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7 comments

  1. I completely agree... if you lose weight, it should be for YOU - no-one else. You did the right thing & I'm happy for you :) x

    Catherine x

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  2. Aww bless you. It's lovely that I've inspired you but as I keep saying, only you can do it - and you keep proving that. Massive well done to you for all your progress. And it seems like you're in a wonderful space. Your reasons for doing this, especially now with the shift into how it makes you FEEL, are fantastic. I look forward to hearing your adventures in exercise!

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  3. Good for you. Completely agree. I'm proud of you hun! What you have achieved over the past 19 weeks is amazing x

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  4. I think you have done incredibly well Kellie. And as you say, you don't have to beat yourself up over 2lb. Undertaking exercise is a big part of your new lifestyle. I'm in a bit of a weightloss rut at the moment. But your post has given me a kick up the arse and I'm going to attack it this week! Thank you x

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  5. You do know that muscle weighs more than fat, right? When you first start working out you'll gain on the scales but your measurements will shrink. xxx

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  6. I've been doing low carb for the last six weeks and I've lost 10 pounds and I feel great. But this week for some reason the carb monster has been on my back and I've really craved chocolate, cake and any other rubbish I can get my hands on. But I haven't caved in (yet). When I'm low like today your blog is even more important x

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  7. wow - good job!
    i was wondering if you'd be able to email me a copy of your diet (kim_hockey16@hotmail.com)
    i need help losing the 30lbs i put on at uni!!

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