Monday, July 04, 2011

#Mumentum Thinking Slimmer...

Hi ladies! Have been a bit lazy these past couple of weeks. Our lovely holiday in Yorkshire saw the diet on hold for a week as we lived mainly on fish and chips and ice-cream! I put on a couple of pounds that week and then spent last week moaning to myself about tightening waistbands and lack of will-power.
By Thursday I had had enough. Various things went pear-shaped, we had no money for food shopping and life just seemed to be one hard slog...

So I sat myself down and had a long, hard chat with myself.

In the old days I was pretty good at living in the 'now', enjoying the moment and trusting that what ever was needed to get me through would be provided. Somehow.  I think it is time to start getting that groove back. I think that would go a long way to  helping me feel 'me' again...
So I told myself to stop worrying about the future, next week, next month, next year, and start concentrating on the here and the now. We'll do what we can do in this moment and trust that we will find a way to do what needs to be done tomorrow...

Post arrives on Friday with letters from both the water company and electric/gas supplier. *GROAN*
Unbelievably the water supplier has halved our monthly direct debit as we were paying too much and even more unbelievably the electric company were refunding our over-payments from the past year to the tune of £170!!! Is this what they mean by 'the universe will provide' I wonder?
More remarkably still, a stroll down into town later reveals a fabulous red dress, only one left and in my size, and pair of shoes, both reduced, so I could even justify buying a new outfit for the wedding we were attending on Saturday...

It's the little things :)

With my little windfall I also 'treated' myself to a 'Slimpod' - I have heard so much about this weight loss method based on cognitive hypnotherapy and have been wanting to try it out but really couldn't find the money to pay for it. Until I stopped trying to find it! I am on day 2 so really too early to tell if it's working yet but I have high hopes!
One of the keys to the Thinking Slimmer programme is setting realistic goals to focus on and making them public - they suggest pinning them up on the fridge door (which I have done) but I also thought I would share them you as well....
  1. To fit comfortably back into my pre-pregnancy size 14 clothes
  2. To practice my Yoga stretches and breathing on a regular (daily) basis once again
  3. To find the energy and enthusiasm to do all the things I WANT to do as well as all the things I NEED to do...
I will keep you ladies posted.


  1. Thanks for linking up again. I am going to try thinking slimmer. Good luck us. Great that u got yourlittle windfall xxxxxx

  2. ForestFlower23July 04, 2011 7:44 am

    Do it! You have nothing to lose except you Mum Tum ;-) xx

  3. jessies_onlineJuly 04, 2011 8:43 am

    you really should try it Liska! x

  4. jessies_onlineJuly 04, 2011 8:45 am

    Positive Mental's what it's all about......can you tell I've started listening to my slimpod ! This weight loss thing definitely is a lot to do with your mind & once you stop beating yourself up & relax the weight starts to come seems to have worked for me this week anyway.
    Good luck with the Thinking Slimmer

  5. Good luck with your resolutions for this week. Looking forward to reading good results next week.

  6. Wow, what a lovely lucky break! I am about to start week 3 of the slimpods and think they are making a difference. I am not snacking, not bothered about chocolate and am eating smaller portions. The one thing I have really noticed is the way my sleep has changed. I nod off almost immediately and have a lovely gorgeous deep sleep! Cant wait for next weeks updaate xx

  7. MummyandthebeastieJuly 04, 2011 11:49 am

    Ooh another slimpod lady! It's all so exciting seeing what it may bring. That's great about your windfall, I wish our electric company would give us a refund, lately it has been extortionate! x

  8. Slimpods have definitely changed my whole ethos regarding food! I'm glad the Universe provided for it when that happens!! xxx

  9. Good luck with all your goals the slimpods sound great :)

  10. Oh I'm so pleased you got the money to treat yourself to something nice for the wedding.

    Another Thinking Slimmer lady - they seem to be working really well for people, so I hope you find it a great help!

    Have a great week :) x

  11. Its a nightmare when money is tight and trying to make nice healthy meals. Great news on the wind fall.

    Not tried the slimpods but enjoying reading about them.

  12. Wow, what a turnaround on the money front! Good for you, treating yourself. Life is too short. Really looking forward to hearing how you are getting on with your Slimpod. Which one are you using? I've just started Dru Yoga - cleansing my soul. Thanks so much for linking up with #slimpodjournal. Can't wait to see your next post!

  13. No Discernible TalentJuly 05, 2011 1:13 pm

    I'm with you on the worrying thing - it is so easy as a mum to start that worrying cycle and like Pringles, once you start you can't stop! Great news on the money front and good luck with the Slimpod. I love falling asleep to Trevor's lovely voice every evening... he sounds so dreamy ;-) Have just joined you Mumentum ladies so 'hello, nice to meet you!'

  14. ForestFlower23July 05, 2011 1:43 pm

    Hello!!! I really do worry about everything... especially my OH's business stuff but had enough of that - what will be, will be :) and yes I LOVE going to bed with Trevor ;)


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