So, as I’ve mentioned, I’m cheating on Weight Watchers with SlimmingWorld as SW is the only group you can attend when pregnant. And it’s working for me (or at least my take on it is) – my pregnancy weight gain since starting in January when I was 18 weeks is just 2.5lbs. But jeezo…there are some things about it that really twist my melons. SW, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways…
Weight loss pitfalls, boy have I got a few.
You know the things – you’re coasting along quite well, making good choices, staying within your limits, aiming for a weight loss this week…and then *boom* you fall down a massive hole that opened up beneath your feet. It could be that blind spot after weigh-in, or a meal in a restaurant, or meeting a friend for coffee. Maybe you see it coming or maybe you don’t, but it has the power to sink your efforts for the day, the week or even longer.
For me, the main pitfall is those two days at the end of the week. Those two days at the end of every week. That’s a pretty big and pretty regular weight loss pitfall.
Ok, so I have to throw out a confession to the universe.
I am 25 weeks pregnant and I’m cheating…on my weight loss programme.
And when I say cheating, I don’t mean like scoffing chocolate cake in that blindspot straight after weigh-in, or “forgetting” to write down the gruesome truth of what I actually ate over the weekend. I don’t even mean hiding behind that old “eating for two” excuse I could so easily fall back on in my knocked-up state. Because anyone who has ever tried to lose weight will know that the only person you’re cheating on with those sorts of indiscretions is yourself.
When I say cheating, I mean I’ve switched to a major competitor of the programme that I was once loyal to.