Tuesday, July 14

My Slim-Fast Challenge: Intro

Losing it: With Slim-Fast!

After I gave birth to Baby S last July, I very quickly realised that I was going to require a lot more energy to cope and keep up with two lively children. I embarked on a weight loss mission which has left me nearly four stone (56 lbs) down so far, which is great. I have however slowed down and come to a bit of a stand still. I think the problem is that I have little time to prepare filling and healthy foods and have been instead resorting to quicker options a lot of the time or even skipping meals at times when baby is crying or her brother is having his eighth poop of the day. I'm in a bit of a menu rut and old habits are slowly creeping back. Quite honestly I have got a bit bored of eating the same old things. I really want to get back on track fully and I am going to have a two week break in which to reset myself, eat an entirely different diet and hopefully bump me past my standstill to a few pounds less than I am now.

I was offered to take part in the two week Slim-Fast challenge and in all honesty it could not have come at a better time. I am so tired at the moment and the idea of not having to think what to eat, other than grabbing a bottle, bar or mixing up a quick shake sounds so good right now! I am a firm believer in eating healthy and filling foods for a long term healthy lifestyle, but I think in the short term to refocus or to shape up for a special event, diets like the Slim-Fast plan are perfect.

I aim to lose one more stone (14lbs) before Christmas, which should be more than achievable, especially with a good loss from Slim-Fast! I received my box of goodies today (pictured above) and aim to get started tomorrow with breakfast. I am keen to get started and it will be a relief grabbing quick meals after months of planning, shopping and recipe hunting. My only reservations are that I have kind of kicked my crisp and chocolate habit (well a lot compared to how it was) so I worry about reintroducing these types of snacks. I will just have to apply strong willpower afterwards as the Slim-Fast snack bars are delicious. My other reservation is that I may get too hungry, I do eat a lot! I need to drink more water though, so maybe this will encourage me to do so. From what I remember, the shakes are pretty filling too - so I am probably worrying for nothing! The fat girl in me is screaming 'Where is the foooooood?!'. My portions are well over sized admittedly, so I think this could be a good exercise in getting used to feeling a bit more hungry, as well as eating until I am satisfied instead of bursting.

The plan has three steps- 'The 3-2-1 Plan'

3 - Snacks by Slim-Fast or 100 calories worth of fruit or veg.

2 - Shakes or meal bars.

1 - Healthy low calorie meal which I will eat in the evening with my husband or children on work nights.

I feel relaxed already knowing I don't have too faff around making myself breakfast tomorrow and have some shakes and bars chilling in the fridge! Calorie wise I shouldn't think I will be eating a lot less than I would be on a 'good' day on my previous diet, but it will be a lot easier to manage from what I understand and those days are few and far between at the moment. Fingers crossed for a few pounds disappearing with Slim-Fast. I will update after my first week and ultimately after the two week trial with my full review. Tonight's job is taking measurements and weighing in tomorrow!

Wish me luck,

Weigh, Lose or Stay - Laura's Lovely Blog


  1. Good luck I'll look forward to seeing how well you do. Nearly 4 stone is pretty amazing though. You should still feel proud of how much you have achieved #weighloseorstay

    1. Thank you! It's going o so far so hoping for a few pounds over the two weeks to get me kick started again :) thanks for reading! xx


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