Weight loss for me is a contentious subject. I feel as though it is a constant battle. Some people can regularly eat a large stuffed crust pizza followed by a family sized Dairy Milk washed down with a gallon of full-fat coke and not gain a pound. I only have to walk down the bread aisle at Tesco, and I’ve put on half a stone. Now don’t get me wrong when it comes to weight loss for me the formula is straightforward – eat less, move more. I’ve previously mentioned and tracked my Slimming World journey here on my blog, and it has been very successful. 2019 is about to begin, so it seems like the perfect time to start it up again. Here are my 2019 weight loss goals!
Past Experiences with SlimmingWorld
I have previously lost a significant amount of weight doing Slimming World. It was also the easiest diet to follow as it is more of a lifestyle change which is exactly what I needed. My weight had increased due to poor lifestyle choices. So if I did so well last time what went wrong?
During my Slimming World journey, I went through prescription painkiller addiction. I made a choice to tackle that head-on, and I quit the drugs cold turkey. This left me in a vulnerable state. My body went through some horrific symptoms, and the road was rough. At that time it was my priority to focus on quitting the drugs, and my weight loss had to take a back seat. I just couldn’t do both, but I knew that the drugs were the most hazardous to my health at that time.
Shortly after getting off the painkillers my husband and I decided that as I was in the best place possible in regards to my addiction that we should consider trying for a baby. I was still determined to re-establish Slimming World as it is perfectly healthy to do while pregnant and trying to conceive as long as you do it correctly. However almost immediately after I fell pregnant, I suffered from horrendous morning sickness that lasted throughout the day for the majority of my pregnancy. Certain foods would make vomit violently just being within a certain radius. I also suffered horrendous incontinence, and the loss of a family member saw me grieving all at the same time. I ended up with prenatal depression, and I struggled with the pregnancy throughout. This wasn’t the time to be concentrating on weight loss coupled with the fact that I couldn’t stand certain foods it was better to eat what I could when I could.
I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy boy back in June over six months ago and planned to take a couple of weeks and then get back on my weight loss but as with anything it really didn’t happen like that at all. Hugo had many different issues silent reflux and suspected CMPA to name a few. Since I was breastfeeding, it meant that my whole diet had to change to compensate and I found that the foods I could eat were severely restricted. This was also emotionally and mentally hard so it saw me using food as a crutch which is never good.
On top of all that I am also suffering from a severe Psoriatic Arthritis flare leaving me in agonising pain and discomfort with several of my joints inflamed and sore. I’ve been on a long course of steroids which has made me balloon.
I’m currently over four stone heavier than I would like to be. I weigh more now than I did when I was about to give birth. That means I have practically eaten a baby!! I’m aware that we live in a ‘diet culture’ world. That we should be happy and confident in who we are and how we look regardless of weight. Well, I don’t. It’s simple – I shouldn’t be four stone overweight it’s not good for my health, my joints or my self-esteem. I find that I shy away from photos with my children – memories to look back on. I want to feel confident and happy, and I want to get in front of the camera with both of my boys so that they can look back and remember those moments too. Really I know that it shouldn’t be about weight, but for me, it very much is, so I am going to do something about it. I am setting myself some 2019 weight loss goals and I plan on feeling, looking and being lighter!!
New Year Goals – 2019 Weight Loss Goals
My goal for 2019 is to take better care of myself, so I am preparing to start Slimming World again. I will be documenting my journey here on my blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so make sure you follow me on there. Putting it out there for you to read makes me accountable, but I also hope that if like me you want to kick start a healthier lifestyle it helps motivate and keep you focused.
My 2019 weight loss goals are extravagant or unachievable. I don’t want to be super skinny (well I do but that won’t ever happen!!) I just want to be healthy and comfortable. (Find out how I did in week one here.)
If you want to know more about the basics of Slimming World, then this post is useful and I also have an eight-week weight loss challenge which is a great place to start. If you are embarking on a weight journey Tweet me or comment on Facebook & Instagram, I want to know and cheer you on because weight loss is hard work when you are doing it alone and you might find my Slimming World essentials post helpful.
What are your 2019 weight loss goals I would love to hear them in the comments below!
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Sorry to read about everything you have been through but thank you for sharing it with us and getting back on to a healthier person, very aspiring 🙂
I am also looking losing weight again, I lost a stone back in 2014 and I felt good in myself and felt that I looked good, I then became a nursing student and my weight piled back on as it was hard to stick to eating healthy when I was living between 2 cities. Now I am qualified and waiting to start my job in few weeks I’m hoping that with more of a routine and money I will be able to be more consistent with it. I joined SW back then but didn’t like the group as I was young and on my own felt quite intimidating so I just changed my eating habits, ate more fruit, didn’t snack as much and started at the gym, pole fitness and classes which worked but then it all went wrong and my exercising reduced and my eating increased with uni and placement. I am know looking at starting SW to plan but without wasting the £4.95 a week to stand on some scales. So I will be following your journey and hopefully be able to motivate me to stick to it, maybe it can help each other out 🙂
Sorry it is long but thank you for taking the time to ready, I look forward to your updates x
Oh Kirsty I completely empathise with you it’s hard to stick to healthier eating when life is hectic. I do hope that following along with my journey helps inspire you too it’s hard to find motivation sometimes and if you don’t get on at the group’s then you don’t have that extra support which makes it difficult. I’d love to hear how you are getting on so please keep me updated 🙂 x
Good grief – you’ve been through so much!! I hope, with all head things being in the right place, this is the year you get the last bits to fall into place. Well done with breastfeeding, dealing with GERD, and painkiller addiction – you’ve had triumphs as well as upsets. Following your story and wishing you well all the way. xxx
Oh Anna you are lovely thank you so much for your kind words x
Thank goodness I found your blog. I need the inspiration it gives. Not strictly following SW as need to eat gluten free & am eating more whole grains, seeds & nuts. Only completed my first week & lost a pound.