Ok, so we are just going to pretend that this week did not happen as I have been completely off plan and am afraid to get on the scales. I am in a rut. I have had a few slimming world friendly meals as pictured in this post, and in usual style, they tasted great. However, my mood seems to be battling against me at the moment and so far it is winning… hmm. Fingers crossed I can claw myself out of this, pronto…
Spicy Tuna Tomato Pasta
Last week I talked about Fakeaways and my own mentality when it comes to my Friday night takeout. The post got me thinking about commitment to a cause and how having less to lose as a starting point could lead to a slower weight loss. Now before you say it, I am well aware this sounds like I could be looking for excuses, but I have often wondered if this is something that spins me off course. Even if it is, it certainly is not the case for everyone. Individually we are all different and many people out there are undergoing incredible and inspiring Slimming World journeys, as evidenced within the vast Slimming World community on Instagram.
And so, in this time of reflection, I thought it would be useful to share some of my favourite Slimming World Instagram accounts. If you click the titles it will take you to the individual Instagram feeds:
Since losing four stone, Carly is a target member and presents a healthy and balanced way of eating. She maintains at target with a mixture of being on plan and cheat meals, and as a result looks absolutely fantastic, inspiring the thousands of followers she has accrued through her time with Slimming World.
Rach is a teacher and self-confessed cheese lover, much like myself. In the early days, Rach's progress was slower but, recently, she has found her Slimming World mojo and has really pushed forward to find herself halfway towards her target loss.
You have probably already come across Fiona seeing as she has 48.4k followers. However, in case you have been living under a rock, Fiona’s journey has been incredibly impressive, losing 5 stone 7lbs in 10 months. Fiona’s determination is an inspiration, she posts everything she eats and has embraced body magic with gusto. Amazingly, Fiona lost weight almost every week of her journey and is a shining example of the power of Slimming World. Her journey demonstrates that if you set your mind to it, you can achieve your goals in a relatively short but healthy timescale.
Claire has almost reached her target weight and one of the best things about her account, for me anyway, is the pictures of her fakeaway meals. The mixture (together, which makes it better!) of Slimming World chips, rice, chow mein and curry are guaranteed to make me drool. Interestingly, I have never attempted that combination myself, but having had the realisation that something this wonderful is a real possibility, I am certainly going to be jumping on that Chinese/Curry taste wagon.
Slimming World - in a rut
This is only a list of four of the many Slimming World journeys posted online each day, and each is inspiring in it's own way. It is also amazing how supportive and motivational it can be to scout through the accounts for tips or meal ideas. There are huge numbers of people out there who rally to support eachother when there is a need for encouragement or reassurance and it really is an incredible space to be part of. Not only reminding us that we are all in this together, it can help to restore our faith in humanity, which in this day and age, is a wonderful thing to experience.
Do you have any favourite accounts that you follow whether it be Instagram or blog?
New Slimming World posts every week!