So a friend of mine from work has decided to join me on this Slimming World excitement! We have been texting each other meal ideas and calculating syns together and generally discussing the whole plan!
Last night she sent me a message to say that she was enjoying the plan so far, my response to this was to express my disappointment that the scales were not moving. Her response? “it’s only been 4 days”.
4 days. At first I thought “so what it’s only been 4 days??” but the more I thought about it the more I thought about my own expectations.
I am not a patient person, I don’t like waiting for trains, waiting in queues, waiting on hold on the phone, waiting for shopping to arrive and especially waiting for my dad who has an issue with being on time (he’s late everywhere he goes!). With this in mind, it can hardly be a surprise that I don’t like weighting (you like what I did there?!) for the pounds to drop. I know that 4 days is nothing, I know that you should measure yourself the same day and the same time every week, I know that I’m not going to wake up a size 12 and wonder where all my fat went. This knowledge does not help.
The truth is that I want and expect instant results! If I put in the effort, I want to see that effort rewarded regardless of whether it’s been 4 days or 3! Considering this whole diet thing is likely to last 2 years, I need to find a way of accepting that it’s going to be slow, it’s going to take time.
Failing that I can always get the other half to hide the scales! Problem solved!