Slimming World: Week #1

June 12, 2016 18 Comments
slimming world journey

It’s been a whole week since I plucked up the courage and joined my local Slimming World group, and I’m pleased to say that I have actually really enjoyed it. Want to know how I got on?

Slimming World: Week #1

I came home from my first meeting feeling inspired. I took my Slimming World books to bed with me and made a menu plan and shopping list.

The following day I went to my local Iceland. There was loads of Slimming World products, I stocked up on ready meals and Slimming World burgers and sausages for those days when I don’t have time to cook, or i’m just not organised (yes it happens!).  I did an on-line Tesco order for everything else I needed, and then there was no stopping me!


Most days the mornings are a bit of a rush, and  I needed to find something to have for breakfast which was quick to prepare and eat and filled me up. So most days I had mixed berries (I bought frozen berries which I defrosted overnight) with granola and natural yoghurt and a sprinkling of cinnamon on top.

Slimming World Breakfast
Mixed berries with granola, natural yoghurt and cinnamon.

On days when I had more time, I had poached eggs on toast. I am still perfecting how to poach eggs, but when I have i’m going to devise a Slimming World friendly version of Scottish eggs benedict.


Lunch mainly was salads, with a tin a mackerel. I did make myself a quinoa, butternut squash and pomegranate salad which was really lovely, and had it for lunch on a few days. I’d also have Ryvita (if i skip the granola in the morning), with homemade salmon and tarragon pate on made with fromage frais. 

Slimming world quinoa salad
Quinoa, butternut squash and pomegranate salad
Salmon and tarragon pate on Ryvita.


I had a busy week with work, so for dinner we mainly had the ready meals that I had bought.  The portion sizes are very generous, so me and James shared one between us, and had them with various accompaniments of rice or vegetebles. Next week I intend to get a bit more creative in the evenings.


I try to limit my syns as much as I can during the week, because i’m a bit partial to enjoying a glass of wine at the weekend, especially when the sun is shining!  I do however need some. My treat at the end of the day with a cup of tea is a small fun box of smarties (3.5 syns), I sit there and pick at them so they last, and so far that’s be enough to keep me on the straight and narrow.

The Weigh In

So how did I do? I knew i’d lost some weight as my work scrub trousers were already not feeling as tight. I stepped on the scales and daren’t look at first, but was absolutely amazed to see that I had lost 7lbs in my first week! I came home like a giddy teenager, with a beaming smile across my face. I know you always lose more in your first week, but knowing that I am half a stone lighter already really gives me more determination that this time I’m going to crack it. Half a stone down, two and a half to go!

Slimming world

This is just the start of my Slimming World journey. I will be writing weekly posts on my progress along with recipes I’ve tried, as a document for myself and also (hopefully) as an inspiration to others. So please follow along for the ride, wish me luck!

Kerry x

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  • Beth Owen June 12, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Oh wow 7lbs. That is fantastic! Well done lovely. I can not wait to get back into it once baby arrives now. #KCACOLS

    • Kerry June 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you, hopefully it will continue! X

  • jo smith June 12, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    well done!!! i too started sw 3 wseeks ago. My first week was also 7lbs, 2nd weeks was 1.5lb. I was a bit miffed at first on the second weigh in but I have to say that within a day I was back on track and appreciating that i’d lost 8.5lbs in just 2 weeks. Keep going lovely 🙂 #kcacols

    • Kerry June 12, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you, and well done to you too! X

  • Ky June 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Oh wow well done, that’s really good. I was looking at joining my local class only to find the location had changed to somewhere I can’t get to which is annoying. I might see if there any others nearby on a different day. #KCACOLS

    • Kerry June 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      It’s the only diet that’s really worked for me, worth taking a look to see what other classes are around. I think you can also join online? But personally I need a group to keep me disciplined x

  • Emma Jones June 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    That is incredible well done you. I’m a sw member but been very lapsed & put on 4 lbs and struggling to get back into it. Saturdays always go pear-shaped fir me. I need to get to Iceland but it’s not really near anywhere I usually go. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane

    • Kerry June 14, 2016 at 7:14 am

      It is hard to get back into it, I got the magazine, I find that always helps with some motivation. Good luck x

  • sarah June 14, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Well done! It took me 5 weeks to get my first sticker. 35 and still love a sticker…#KCACOLS

    • Kerry June 14, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      You can’t beat a sticker and a round of applause for motivation x

  • Bread June 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Looks like some yummy food. Remember that exercise too, and remember weight is easy to put back on. #kcacols

    • Kerry June 18, 2016 at 8:10 am

      I know, I really must introduce more exercise, planning on starting a class next week x

  • A Moment With Franca June 18, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I love that quinoa meal. Quinoa is so good for you. I love it and I have had it my whole life. That salmon and taragon pate also looks amazing. Well done on loosing wait. That is fantastic! Keep going. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, 🙂 x

    • Kerry June 18, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      It was rather yummy! Fingers crossed I stay on track and continue with my motivation x

  • ShinnersandtheBrood November 4, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Well done you! So great! I am in week 1 here too. Just joined on Tuesday night. I’m looking forward to catching your weekly updates! 🙂

    • Kerry November 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you, that post was in the summer, and I didn’t end up writing any follow ups as I was so busy. Planning to rejoin this week so stay tuned!

  • Julia June 4, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Whoa that’s such a lot in such a small amount of time, congratulations! Keep up the amazing work 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Kerry June 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Thank you! That was a while ago, but I am thinking of rejoining and hope I can be as successful next time around!

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