This is me in 2010 and then in 2012, I’d lost just under 3st, I know, you’re all think I’m clearly sitting at a very unflattering angle, but nope I was just that big. Before you ask, I became a mum, I gave up work for raising my family and well my life went from fast paced and commuting a lot to coffees and lunches with sleep deprived mums and babies!
I joined slimming world after struggling to shift my weight. In all honesty I was inspired but a friend who’d lost 9 stone (yep a whole person!!) I figured if she could do it why couldn’t I?
So after 10 months of ups and downs I eventually made it. What now? Shopping became so much more fun and yet so dangerous as I had options! As a target member you get to attend your meetings for free as long as you stay 3lb either side of your target weight. Which believe me is not as easy as it sounds. Once you reach target, your body has to stabilise with the weight loss so in my first week of losing I lost a further 2lb!! But the following week I was fine. I kept the weight off and enjoyed my new-found body, I still attended my meetings then after a few months I figured I could do this solo, so my weigh ins changed to once a month, then once every 2 months. After 2.5 years I noticed the weight started to creep. So I naturally re joined and felt confident that it was going to be long before I shifted the little weight I’d gained right? WRONG!! I went to group with a “know it all” attitude, you know the “been there, done that/ I know what I’m doing” attitude which in hindsight was my biggest downfall.
Following a difficult few years health wise, I now find myself at my unhealthiest and have headed in a downward spiral. So it’s safe to say it’s been a rough road but I have the most amazing GP whom whilst is helping with my mental health, he’s now helping me with my general health it’s all a bit Ying and Yang I guess.
On Thursday 31st March, I took my first steps back into the SW fold and got back on those scales…yep as I suspected it’s going to be a long journey I guess I’ve just got to go for it. For me! I’ve decided to go in like a new member with no knowledge of SW and hopefully not allow my cockiness to get the better of me. It’s a big birthday next year and I really want to look and feel good.
Every now and then I’ll post updates, be it food inspo, tips, lessons learnt just to help me get to where I want to be, I reckon writing about my experiences will help me get through it all… cathartic I suppose.
So make sure you tune in to all my channels as I’ll also be snapping my meals etc… I’ll more than likely post weekly to tie in with my weigh in days so keep an eye.
I hope you enjoy this little corner of my mad ramblings and as always I’d love to hear from you too? Have you joined a slimming club? What’s your journey been like? Have you reached your target or are you heading that way? Talk to me.