Weight Watchers vs Slimming World

Battle of the Diet Plans – Week 3

 
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Week Three – Weight Loss – 1.5lbs

Total Weight loss: 13lbs

Week Three – Weight Loss – 1lb

Total Weight loss: 9lbs

   

I spent a bit of time this week working out how much I have to lose to get to gold, which I didn’t do last time, as I met a man on the first night out after losing 49lbs and he ruined me with love, happiness, chocolate and wine! (a toy boy no less, WW should advertise THAT as an incentive!) I shouldn’t complain, but it turned me back into a porker! He is still around and when I ask him if I am fat, he says things like ‘You look the same as the day I met you, in my eyes’, which, whilst sweet, isn’t helpful as it has made me complacent.

I have worked out that in order to get to the insane weight I am told will take me to the elusive GOLD keyring that I desperately want (and could probably buy off ebay and pretend in my head that I had earned it), at an average of 2lbs a week, it will take me ONLY 30 weeks, that seems like nothing and I will be like a supermodel by Christmas! Trouble is, I didn’t get here right now because I like salad, healthy eating and living, but the good news is, I have hardly eaten any salad on this diet. In fact, I have eaten potatoes, rice, burgers, fajitas and pretty much what I was eating before, but properly-balanced, home-cooked, portion-appropriate meals.

Interestingly, the hardest part of this week that has been filled with meetings and pre arranged events, has been those around me (not immediate family) saying things like, ‘Oh it won’t hurt just to have a night off’ and other such comments. It takes enormous willpower to say no and keep away from the really naughty stuff!

I was initially disappointed with my 1.5lb loss this week, because I had been so good at avoiding the bad foods and felt I deserved more for the pain, but it is a loss (and in the range WW recommend as a safe loss) and I am grateful for that, I also gained my 5% award, which means I have lost a fantastic 5% of my whole body weight.

Heading toward my 4th weigh-in, I am feeling a lot more comfortable with my eating pattern and finding recipes that suit.

I have stayed to the meetings held after the weigh-in. These seem to follow a regular course, our individual weeks loss being celebrated by the group, who are seated in a horse shoe arrangement.

Each member is invited to share the week’s thoughts, recipes and forthcoming plans (if any member does not wish to speak publicly, they do not have to). Personally, I have found these meetings a good help, with fellow people, all with the same goals, sharing real ups, downs and recipe/weight loss ideas.

My SW highlight this week was a visit to The Harvester. I picked ‘Simple Chicken’ from the menu, a lovely, juicy flame grilled breast of chicken with a jacket potato. Diet Pepsi and loads of salad from the free salad bar was a perfect, fat free accompaniment to my meal, and even if I had wanted a pud … I had no room to fit it in.

I lost a grand total of 1lb this week. I am happy with this as it IS a loss, so I’m still heading in the right direction.

My Body Magic book remains somewhat sparse. Note to oneself, ‘I must start boosting my plan with extra exercise.’

 

 

 

 

 

Slimming World vs Weight Watchers - battle of the diet plans

Weight Watchers: Extra Lean Mince Beef, home-made Meatballs in tomato sauce and ‘chips’. Completely free on Filling & Healthy.

Slimming World vs Weight Watchers - battle of the diet plans

Slimming World: Breakfast of bubble & squeak, toast, beans & egg

Slimming World vs Weight Watchers - battle of the diet plans

Weight Watchers: 5% award with details of my next goal inside.

Slimming World vs Weight Watchers - battle of the diet plans

Slimming World: Bean and chicken chilli

Slimming World vs Weight Watchers - battle of the diet plans

Weight Watchers: Shredded Weat are a favourite breakfast

Slimming World vs Weight Watchers - battle of the diet plans

Slimming World: 2 frittata, tuna & sweetcorn and bacon, tomato & mushroom, both with a fat-free bacon base

These diaries are written by two members of the public attending the Weight Watchers and Slimming World Meetings and are not an exact view of the companies, or their plans, themselves.  

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