A few weeks back it was mentioned in group that at the beginning of March, the person who had lost the most weight over the last year would be crowned as a Slimming World ‘Greatest Loser’. I briefly thought I might be in it to win it and was excited by the challenge. Our group isn’t huge but there have been some amazing weight losses from various people including one chap who has already lost 6 stone and others losing between 3-3.5 stone each over the last year. To be eligible for the award, you must stay to group to be awarded the prize and with this in mind, I didn’t think I stood a chance if everyone turned up to group.
Yesterday was an awful day for me. I had woken up with a raging sore throat, I felt dizzy and I couldn’t warm up. I thought I had got some sort of throat infection so struggled through a full day at work dealing with a consultant and a shed load of data before heading to my local walk in clinic to see a Doctor. Why are my Doctors always closed when I need them? Three hours and 20 minutes later, I was seen by a Doctor who told me I had a really high temperature (40 degrees!) an inflamed throat and a cracking dose of tonsillitis. Thankfully he prescribed me some antibiotics, advised me to drink and eat fluids where possible (does this mean I can eat ice cream for medicinal purposes?) and that I would be poorly for about 4 days before I began to feel better. Eugh!
Yesterday was also the day that our lovely Slimming World consultant, Faye, was leaving and it was her last ever group with us and I wanted to say goodbye and thank her for all her support and encouragement over the last 7 months whilst I’ve been following the plan. I also wanted to put into her collection and sign her card. I completely forgot about the Greatest Loser award so was completely unprepared to be announced as our groups winner. Wow! What an achievement. I was delighted and would have been lots more enthusiastic about it had I not felt so poorly.
It was my 30th weigh in last night and somehow I managed to lose 0.5lb taking my total weightloss to 3st 11lb. I’m pretty happy with that despite my chocolate cocktail and Prosecco fueled weekend antics!
Obviously there’s a lot more weight to come off and I still have another 2 stone to shift before we can think about any more future Shiltons. I’m determined to be a healthy Mama and want to make sure I do everything in my power (tonsillitis aside) to get there. I’m still hugely overweight but I’m doing something about it. Who knows where I’ll be this time next year? Hopefully a few more stone will have gone and I’ll be dressing by a whole new clothes size with any luck!