Re-Starting My Weight Loss Journey


You all may already know that I am pregnant with my third baby. In 2014 I lost 3 and a half stone with Slimming World. The following year I went on my first ever holiday abroad to Thailand and I gained just under half a stone, since then I have just been gaining it slowly and now my gain is 2 and a half stone. I did start going back to my local Slimming World group around September time but I didn't feel comfortable. Nearly everyone who I had been in group with before, had gone. I guess I just felt alone - and not many people to talk to. Also, I started to feel extremely bloated. I left group and little did I know that I was pregnant with Baby.

I have been trying to loose weight from home. Some weeks I have lost, but put on the following week and it is my own fault. My so called 'cheat' days go over the top sometimes and it takes days for me to get back on plan. Going back to group has been something I have been thinking of for quite a long time since just before Christmas. But actually deciding to go back to group last Wednesday was a last minute decision. One of my close friends told me she was going back and somehow it just made me want to go back too. Just a few hours before group started, I decided yes I am going back to Slimming World!

I was nervous. I was thinking is it the right thing to do? Should I just be saving this £5 a week instead of spending it at group? All kinds of things were going on in my head. When I arrived at group, I was so glad I decided to go. There were many others who were joining the same time too and we were all given the introduction talk and a talk about the plan. Later on I was given an extra book because I am pregnant. The only thing different is I can have 2 healthy A's and 2 healthy B's which has been great for me!

I joined Slimming World (again!) at 12 weeks 3 days pregnant. I am now 13 weeks pregnant. I kind of started plan the day before I decided to go back to group and usually when I went to Slimming World group previously I always used to 'cheat' on a Wednesday evening after group but the Wednesday been I was 100% on plan, which I am really proud of!

My target to loose hopefully whilst I am pregnant or just after Baby is born is 1 stone exactly. If I can loose a bit more than that, then I will be extremely happy. After Baby is born then I will have another 5 or so stone to go until my main target - I will get there! It will be a huge achievement for me if I loose weight whilst pregnant this time round as a gained quite a fair bit with my first and second.

I am 4 days in (Sunday) and I am feeling different. I feel good. The home scales are looking good but I won't say just incase I jinx it! I haven't struggled with meals and I haven't really struggled with evenings either. I usually scoff my face in the evenings but I have been really good so far. I don't feel like eating the wrong things, I feel really motivated.

I am hoping to write a weekly weight loss journey post every Thursday to update you all and to hopefully motivate me a bit more. I am looking at baking and cooking a few different Slimming World snacks and meals to what I have done before and I will share them with you (if they go well of course!).

Have you lost weight during pregnancy?

39 comments

  1. Good for you! I think it's nice that you have a friend to do it with and it will definitely keep you more motivated. Good luck, you can do it! :)

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  2. I need to lose about a stone, I keep saying I am going to go back to the gym, but I just keep putting it off

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  3. Good luck with the weight loss. I'm at a diet at the moment too, counting calories, that works for me. I hope you'll achieve your goals in no time. xx

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  4. Good luck lovely, you can do it! I feel like I need to lose a bit of weight, especially after Christmas! x

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  5. I didn't know you could go to slimming world whilst pregnant but this is a great idea as it will prevent you putting on while pregnant like I did. Good for you :) #kcacols

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  6. Good luck with the weight loss journey. I restarted mine just after christmas. x

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  7. Good luck on the weightloss, its a great motivation to eat more healthy whilst pregnant which will benefit both you and baby. I look forward to following your journey. x

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  8. Good luck, I love slimming world it is a great plan, I live to it all the time and it really works for me, I have a few pound to loose since Christmas so it is back on it, and being more rigid for a while xx

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  9. I had gestational diabetes when I had Isaac and I weighed less when he was born than I did when I fell pregnant. I vowed to eat more healthily after that!

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  10. Good luck! I lost a couple of stone with Slimming World a few years ago. I've put it all back on since becoming a food blogger but I often think about rejoining my local group!

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  11. It's so difficult to lose weight and keep it off. I can't imagine how hard it must be to do so while pregnant too! Best of luck!

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  12. Well done I am so pleased for you and I am sure that you will achieve your goal in no time. Good luck with your pregnancy too x

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  13. Good luck with your journey, I need to restart mine x

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  14. Good Luck with your journey, it sounds like you have a different mindset now and I am sure that will help! I really need to get my bum in gear and get sorted but I can't find the motivation at the minute

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  15. Good luck with your journey. I found I had a lot of success with slimming world and felt like I could eat soooo much! Look forward to seeing your updates xx

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  16. I definitely think it's doable to lose weight whilst pregnant. I dieted before my wedding in 2013. Then found out I was pregnant, honeymoon baby. So I continued to diet as I had been before my wedding at the start of my pregnancy. Once Rosalie was born, I breast fed so carried on eating healthy but also eating treats and I still lost weight. I was the slimmest I've ever been after Rosalie was born and I swear it's the breast feeding. I did it for over 12 months and didn't want to give it up as it meant I couldn't eat as much cake! Xx

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  17. I lost weight during both my pregnancies but not consciously - I think it was because I wasn't drinking and was more aware of what I was eating junk food wise! Really looking forward to following your journey

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  18. Good luck. I've been on a weight loss journey for 15 months and still going. I like slimming world. I hope you do well and achieve what you need to this time. Angela

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  19. Good luck I've never known someone to diet during pregnancy but it sounds like you have a very healthy sensible view. Happy pregnancy too. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane

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  20. Good luck with your weight loss journey. I've never tried to lose weight whilst pregnant but I overindulged whilst pregnant with Rowan and put four stone on, 18 months later and I've only lost half of that weight so far.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy too.

    Laura x

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  21. I'm on a weight loss journey too. Good luck with your goals!

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  22. Good luck with the weight loss goals. I didn't bother too much with my weight while pregnant.

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  23. I always gained a lot of weight during pregnancy as I didn't really notice it going on but I think it's a good idea to be more careful about what you eat than I was not just for weight gain but also because you feel better. Good luck!

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  24. You have done it once, I am sure you will do it again x

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  25. aw wishing you good luck hunny I know its really hard to do

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  26. good luck, I think going to a class and having the support of others will give you the motivation to loose the weight. Just don't be too strict whilst you're pregnant and make sure you get all your food groups.

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  27. Good luck with your weight loss, I know a lot of people who have had success with Slimming World x

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  28. Good for you :) I'm sure having a buddy will help. Hope you're not too hard on yourself whilst you're pregnant though. xx

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  29. Good luck on your weight loss plan. I am hopeless at dieting and certainly couldn't do it when pregnant. I am glad that Slimming World know that you are pregnant and I hope they look after you properly. Remember that it is only natural to put on weight when pregnant! Look after yourself and don't push yourself too hard. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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  30. Wow very positive post. I hope you achieve your goals. As others have said breastfeeding is a great way to lose weight afterwards! Best of luck xx

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  31. I thought about trying to lose a little weight even though I am pregnant, but wasn't sure I'd be allowed to take part. I've lost weight and reached goal with weight watchers twice now so I'm confident I can do it again after baby is born. I think thats why I'm not stressing about my weight while I'm pregnant. Good luck with your wight loss journey!! xx

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  32. I need to lose weight. I am planning on rejoining my local slimming world group in march as is clashes with another commitment at the moment. I am going to start doing it at home though as I know it works. Best of luck with your weight loss and of course the pregnancy.

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  33. I'm back again. Just to say, thank you for linking up to #SundayStars. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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  34. Good on you - it sounds like it's going well so fingers crossed! I lost a stone with SW last year but have put it all back on and now I'm struggling to motivate myself to start back again!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you again on Sunday X

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  35. I've also joined slimming world so will be following your journey. Good luck with your goals, I'm sure you'll do great x

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