Slimming World Week 17 – Keep to the path, young slimmer…

It’s been another sod of a week, with most of it being spent wondering what the hell was really going on with my mum. As she told me more about her operation and what tests were being done, I just wanted to ditch everything, get up there and hug her for as long as I could as hard as I could. Under the circumstances, however, that would have been a very bad idea indeed.

So instead I stayed down here and fretted myself silly. The test results were due back on Thursday, but Mum didn’t manage to wrestle them out of the hospital until yesterday, and it was good news. Yes, there was cancer there, but they’ve got it all, and that should be the end of that pending a scan and another bloody big op to reverse what they did to her the other week.

During this time the Slimming World plan never actually tried to fly of the window. I’ve been doing it for long enough to know it is fairly easy to do when life insists on interfering and attempting to bugger it all up for you. The trick is to stick to Green on those harder days. There’s so much free food that can be ready in the time it takes to boil a kettle – like couscous, noodles or those little ‘mug shot’ snack meals. My favourite meal during the rougher days was Quorn burgers, mushy peas and super noodles. I guess there was a comfort food element there that helped too. And, of course, now it’s possible to have the best of both worlds in one day with Mix2Max, when you choose Original and Green by the meal. That’s been a big help this week. Along with listening to All You Need Is Love over and over again. 🙂

Having said all of this, I didn’t hold out much hope for a loss last night. Not after last week’s massive loss. I’d had a few Syns more than the previous week and hadn’t really done much in the way of exercise. And there was that little phenomenon known as Star Week to be taken into account. However, Mr Scale was once again feeling charitable and showed another loss of 3lb (1.3kg) which took my weight loss to four and a half stones or 63lb or 28.5kg.

If I can get through weeks like these, I can get through anything. Bring it on! The journey continues…