Having been following Slimming World religiously since January, I have just managed to hit the 1 1/2 stone mark. Given that I'm a student, and therefore have little to no money, this has actually been more difficult that I'd first believed it would.
Of course, there's the hurdle of the student culture - there's always a drink to be had, and a visit to the kebaby afterwards to overcome, and I'll admit, especially for that first month, I struggled. Actually, in some ways I still struggle now - the end of a night out where everyone else is drunk and wants to keep partying is the pint where my sober self (okay, so usually I'll have had 2-3 drinks, but really, that's not enough for any effect on single vodka and diet cokes) is waiting for someone to suggest going home so I can jump on the suggestion myself. This said, my friends have stopped trying to get me to drink more - this actually stopped within that first month when they realized how serious I actually am/was.
Also, I should thank my good friend Jenny, who comes to the meetings with me, and we do have gentle competition on who can lose the most each week - it's a good bit of fun and insentive, really. Plus, it's always nice to have someone going through the same thing you are.
But basically what I'm getting to is that it's really nice to see results. Though at the moment I'm waiting to go home and swap my current jeans for my 'skinny girl' jeans, my jeans are way too baggy and actually starting to look silly. I'm chuffed!
Whilst I still have around 2 stone to go until I reach target, I'm positive I'll eventually get there.
Favourite recipe of the week:
Diet coke chicken
Basically, cook up a finely chopped onion and some chicken, cubed, in regular sizes.
When the chicken is cooked/close to cooked, add one 330ml can of diet coke. To this, add 6 tablespoons of Passata. Keep this on the heat for around 5-10 minutes (Normally nearer 10) until the sauce starts to thicken, basically, get it to a consistency you want.
Serve with rice or noodles - free on extra easy, or green, if using the chicken as a healthy extra.
I know this sounds gross, but actually, it's really tasty - I've even fed it to non-slimming housemates, who have agreed that it smells/tastes good. Maybe later I'll add a picture of the finished product.