As you may have already read, I’ve been battling to get rid of my baby weight. I didn’t try so hard (ok, to be honest, I didn’t try at all) for the first six months after Vindoo was born, but for the last three months, I’ve been trying very hard!
I started doing the P90X workout at home (five days a week). I did this for a couple of weeks, and was feeling good about myself. However, I always found it difficult to get myself motivated enough to just get on with it and do it. Also, it’s pretty hardcore. And I found myself forwarding some of the exercises I didn’t want to do. Seriously? A five-way lunge?
Then a friend told me that she was going to pilates classes twice a week. I’d never done it before, so decided to give it a go. I really enjoyed it. I LOVED that there was no cardio and although it’s difficult – I find it quite relaxing. So then I started going to pilates twice a week and doing the P90X three times a week. But somehow, I didn’t feel like I was doing enough.
Next, I arranged with some friends to go to LBT (legs, bums and tums) classes twice a week. The instructor has a lot of energy and makes us do a lot of cardio (which I do, but hate). And although I call it LBT, she focuses on different things. Last week we did a bit of weights. Tomorrow she said we’d do a bit of circuit training (I think I might be too sick to go)!
Now, between starting pilates and going to LBT I discovered Thinking Slimmer completely by accident. I was reading tweet after tweet (after tweet) by Mocha Beanie Mummy about how fabulous it was and how she had lost loads of weight. What was this all about? What was a Slimpod? And how did I get one?
Slimpods are a series of unique voice recordings which help people to achieve permanent weight loss. Unlike other methods of losing weight, there are no diets, no calorie counting and no willpower required. Slimpods have been developed by Harley Street experts and use modern approaches to the science of unconscious persuasion to gently retune the mind and adjust the way slimmers think about the world, especially in relation to food, health and fitness.
(Taken from Thinking Slimmer website)
Great! I wanted one. NOW! There are two purchase options. You can either buy a CD or a download. Buying the download was not an option – because my internet connection is crap (as stated in one of my previous posts). So I asked my sister to order the ‘Drop two dress sizes (or more) Slimpod for me, to our London address. The wait for someone to come and bring it for me was unbearable!
So, I finally got it and started using it immediately. I won’t go into how it works, etc. (you can read all that on their website) – I’ll just tell you that I love Trevor Silvester’s voice!
Here’s how my first twenty-one days went!
I have not had a Coke at all (those of you that know me, know that this is unheard of). I usually have pancakes for breakfast once a week – This week, I have not. I have not snacked between meals. I am even eating more some salad. I had three wafer biscuits after dinner the other night – not good, right? But I only had three! Previously, I would have finished the whole lot! And the most shocking thing… Hub and I went out to dinner on Saturday night and I ordered the tiramisu for dessert. I had about three bites and left the rest. He thought I might have been feeling unwell (hmpgh)! At my first weigh-in, I’ve lost 2.2lbs. It doesn’t sound like much, does it?
I’ve still not had any Coke. Or pancakes! I’ve thought about it – but then just changed my mind… I love how that happens! I only worked out three times this week and feel a bit guilty, but it’s done now! I haven’t snacked between meals (during the week when I’m home). On Friday I went out to a friend’s house and had only one cupcake! On Saturday we went to a 1st birthday party. I found it impossible to resist the homemade butter cookies – and had LOADS (but at least they were small). I had chicken salad for lunch that day – but I didn’t finish it. I find Sundays quite difficult – because we laze in front of the TV a lot, I find that I snack more. So I went out and bought myself some yogurts 🙂 I keep asking myself if I’m resisting (more often than not) sweet food and drinks because I know should, or if it’s because of the slimpod… This morning two people have told me I look like I’ve lost weight (I think it was because I was wearing all black). But I still have a potato face… At my second weigh-in, I’ve PUT ON 0.8lbs. I knew I shouldn’t have had those wafers last night 😥
On the Thinking Slimmer website, it does say that not everyone will see results immediately – so I’ll just stick it out!
So… Week 3… Still no Coke. I feel tempted – but I just get myself a Soda water instead (not the same really, but it does the trick). Still no pancakes. I have worked out, but not *as* much. I haven’t snacked between meals – apart from the yogurt I bought last week. At dinner on Saturday night I had a nibble (just a nibble) of chocolate cake without the ice cream! But I also had a lot of vodka… At my third weigh-in, I am the same weight I was at the end of week one. I must admit that I feel disappointed. Maybe I’m eating too much bread? Maybe I should stop eating potatoes (I’d rather die)? I have noticed differences in my eating habits, though. I definitely don’t eat as much junk… Just the odd chocolate here and there.
I hope the next 21 days are better!