Slimming World #1

Slimming World - week 1

Typically that I decided to start Slimming Word in the hottest week of the year so far. Things like this always seem to happen to me for some reason. I also gave birth to E in May 5 years ago on one of the hottest weekends ever and I was a hot sweaty mess.

Anyway – I digress. So how has my first week been?

In all honesty it really has not felt I’ve been dieting at all and I have not felt hungry which is a really good thing as hopefully it means I am more likely to stick with it for the long term. Hubby and I (he is also doing this with me) have actually enjoyed all the meals we’ve had and it has been really nice to try different dishes rather than eating the same dinners over and over which is what we were doing out of convenience. It took a little planning last saturday to work out what we were going to have but I managed to buy most of what we needed in our weekly Aldi shop which came in just under £100 and that included our lunches (we usually grab lunch at work) so pretty good going.

How did I do?
I stepped on the scales a little apprehensively on Sunday because I was sure I wouldn’t have lost much as I don’t feel overly different body wise but….


Absolutely amazing for my first week but I think its too much too soon? I am guessing this is due to my body adjusting to eating differently and I am sure I will lose less in subsequent weeks (or even put back on). You know the saying – slow and steady wins the race….so let’s see.

slimming-world-0.5My 30 Day Shred DVD arrived at the weekend so I will be doing this 20 minute workout everyday for 30 days in an attempt to tone and lose the belly. I’ll blog about how I got on with it next week (eek!)

Favourite Meal of the week
This was a tough one to decide on. Hubby loved the steak we had on friday but for me my favourite meal from last week has to be the Lentil and Chorizo stew – not only was it completely different to anything I have ever cooked before it was also very easy to make and just tasted delicious!

Meal plan for next week
Some more new dishes to try – I am already looking forward to the Moussaka and Paprika Pork.

Here’s to a good week!


Breakfast – Poached egg on toast
Lunch – Tuna and bean salad
Dinner – Sausage cassoulet with potato dauphinois


Breakfast – Special K (25g)
Lunch – Chicken Caesar salad
Dinner – Moussaka and salad


Breakfast – Beans on toast
Lunch – Penne Arrabatia
Dinner – Paprika Pork with broccoli and rice


Breakfast – Special K
Lunch – Jacket potato with tuna and sweetcorn served with side salad
Dinner – Pork meatballs with pasta


Breakfast – Boiled egg and soldiers
Lunch – Ham and cheese toastie
Dinner – Beef lasagne and salad

Have you tried Slimming World before? How did you find it? Do you have any tips to share? I’d love to hear them

Linked up to Meal Planning Monday and Weight Loss Wednesday


  1. Well done Maria! I’m still trying to find some semblance of will power, and since we’re away this weekend I can’t see it happening yet! Eek, at least I’m not putting any more on I suppose!

    Stevie x

    • Thanks Stevie – still can’t quite believe it! One of the reasons I decided to start blogging about it was to make sure I actually started to lose weight rather than just keep talking about it! You only have a few pounds to lose though so I’m sure you’ll manage it with ease (after the weekend away!) x

  2. Mother Mands

    Whoo! Well done, that’s great and you get to eat such a lovely variety of foods 🙂 I’m starting on a mission to get healthy too, hoping I do as well as you are! 😀

    I should really eat a bit more for breakfast, it’s hard getting into the habit of eating breakfast if you don’t usually. I think I could handle boiled egg and soldiers though 🙂

    Have fun with your menu this week, you’ve got a lovely variety there anyway!


    • Thanks Mands – I am loving the different variety I am eating at the moment. It just takes a little planning and preparing but I am really enjoying it so far!

  3. Well done with the weight loss! That is fantastic!!
    Everything sounds delicious….It doesn’t seem like diet food at all x

    • Thanks Kim – you are so right. It’s not like dieting at all which is a little weird for me. I am enjoying all the meals I am making and knowing they are healthy and that I “hopefully” lose weight x

  4. Congratulations on the weight loss. I keep trying to lose weight but I have little willpower (especially when it comes to cake at the W.I). I really need to try harder and your menu plan definitely does not feel like a weight loss plan. It all sounds so good.

    • Thanks Deborah – I have to say it was hard to stay away from the cake today. I was at a press day for Christmas would you believe?!

      BUT I did it and managed to resist! x

  5. Kiri Smith

    Whoop whoop on the loss! I have only heard great things about slimming world! Your meal plan sounds great I wouldn’t have guessed that it was a diet meal plan at all! x x

    • Thank you Kiri – prior to joining I had also heard very positive things about Slimming World too and actually a couple of bloggers whose blogs I read have done really well on it so I thought I would give it ago. x

  6. Mental Parental

    Really well done on the weight loss this week! That’s amazing. Lots of salads are great for the hot weather – it’s just a shame when everyone’s having sausages on the barbecue! Chicken breasts and homemade burgers are always a good alternative though 🙂 The paprika pork sounds lush – and I’m glad to have found someone who also plans breakfast and lunch like I do! Woohoo! x

    • Thank you, although I am pretty sure I won’t lose much this week as my body will most likely have adjusted to it by now. We had a cheeky bbq last saturday but I made sure we had SW friendly burgers and LOTS of salad! It is tough though. Next one I will have to tackle will be eating out! x

  7. Sim @ Sim's Life

    Oh wow!! Well done on your first week weight loss on Slimming World! That diet really still does amaze me and I am hoping to follow it myself when I start refreed! All the meals in your image look amazing and have made me feel hungry 🙁 The meal plan looks awesome – hope you are having a great week and are finding the diet easy to follow! Look forward to reading more about your progress! Thank you for linking up with #WeightLossWednesday! Sim xx

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