Ten days ago I started using a Slimpod and the word that springs to mind if I have to describe it is… “Wow!”

If you don’t know what a Slimpod is, it is basically a podcast that you listen to each night before you go to bed, and it helps you to re-wire your brain so that you don’t think about food in the same way as you once did.  There are several kinds of Slimpod -you select yours based upon your particular issue, so if you are addicted to chocolate, you would download the one to help you with that.  I have a Slimpod to help me go down two dress sizes and also a Fitpod to help me improve my sports performance, as I’m a keen runner and I am building up my endurance so I can run longer races!

Thinking Slimmer & DebenhamsI learned about the company behind Slimpods at CybHer 2012, the recent blogging conference that I attended as Thinking Slimmer was one of the sponsors of CybHer 12. There was an opportunity to take part in a Slimpod review and I was one of 10 bloggers chosen to try out the system. I was especially interested because I’ve been overweight my whole adult life and over the past few years I’ve started to get to grips with my overeating, shedding 3 stones in weight so far! I used to be a couch potato but now I do Zumba twice a week, yoga, swimming, running and a 6 mile power walk each Friday with some of my school run mum friends and I run the Race for Life 5k each year.

Despite all this, my weight loss has been slow. I lost 1.5 stones from 2009 to the end of 2011 through exercise alone but then in January 2012 I joined Slimming World and have shifted another 1.5 stone in 5 months through learning healthier eating habits and cooking from scratch. I have re-educated myself on the kinds of foods I should be eating and had access to a wealth of ideas and information about new ways to cook, but I reached a plateau at Slimming World where I was staying at the same place for several weeks and I was starting to feel disheartened that my efforts weren’t showing on the scales. My initial motivation was starting to dwindle and I didn’t want to lose focus.

This is when the Slimpod opportunity was offered to me and I am massively glad I was chosen because I feel like I have a fresh lease of slimming life with it! I’ve been listening each night for 10 days and already I can feel my brain re-wiring itself. I’ve noticed that for the last 10 days I haven’t felt half as hungry as I did before, and on the days when I have wanted more food, my Slimming World training has kicked in and made me reach for the healthier stuff rather than the sugary stuff I would have plumped for in the past. I feel like the Slimpod is complimenting nicely with the work I’m doing with Slimming World, so I feel supported with my food choices (through Slimming World) and also my internal dialogue about food – my brain programming is supported by Slimpod!

As I’ve only just started with Slimpod and Fitpod, I will update my progress on this blog. They say that it takes 21 days to embed a new habit, so I’ve still got some way to go, but it will be interesting to see how I look and feel after that time.

As a Slimpod blogger doing this review, I was also given a set of workout clothing from  Jenni Falconer’s XPG sportswear range at Debenhams!  The top and capri pants are lovely but as I wore them today for my power walk, one of my friends said I’d need new workout gear soon with all the weight I’m losing! Here is how I look in them now…

XPG workout gearIn collaboration with Debenhams, Jenni Falconer has developed a range of technical sportswear, inspired by her love of fitness and her experiences when training for the marathon.  This is the XPG Performance Straight Capri pant which costs £22 and the XPG Run Tee (also £22).  Both items have soft, wickable and breathable fabric to keep dry and comfortable and an internal locker key pocket which I’m demonstrating below. (The pocket on the Tee is at the back!) More XPG workout gear

You can get the XPG range fom Debenhams- it’s nice isn’t it?!

I downloaded the SlimPod ‘Drop 2 Dress Sizes’ and the FitPod ‘Supreme Sports Performance’ to my iTunes and then put them on my iPhone so I have it to hand each night and I will carry on with it and post an update soon – ideally with some progress pictures!

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2 Responses to My Slimpod Experience So Far

  1. I’ve heard a lot about the slimpod and am actually wondering whether it is worht looking into it myself. I have about a half stone to lose after having my daughter and I guess its worth a try!
    ps visiting from BYOBH- sorry I’m late!

  2. Nadine says:

    Hi ghostwritermumy
    I have found it really useful but the more I do it the more I realise it won’t do all the work for you- you have to make the right choices in what food you take in too. I’ll be doing an update next month on how I’ve found it 6 weeks in so you can see if anything has changed!
    Worth a try though, especially if you only have half a stone to lose. This could really help you! Good luck


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