Almost there | The five stone award

Almost there | The five stone award

Obviously I don’t mean target, that would just be delusional. The five stone weight loss award. It’s within reach, so close I can almost touch it. But I’m just 2.5lb away from claiming it.

It’s been a funny couple of weeks. We had a wonderful weekend away in York and I was so well behaved on the food front, making wise food choices, food optimising and generally sticking to plan. I made allowances for the food we ate at the restaurant and bought lots of fruit to snack on so I wasn’t tempted to eat rubbish.

Unfortunately on our return home, my poor hubby fell ill and he ended up being admitted to hospital with stomach pains and a possible ruptured appendix. The unfortunate illness through the plans for the week right out and I had to miss my SW group, for the first time ever. I hate missing group, I always like to draw a line on my week and start a fresh the next day, a brand new week to make a difference and to make my efforts count.

I tried to stick to plan as best as I could and I was rather pleased to see a weight loss of 3lb this week taking my overall weightloss to 4 stone 11.5lb (67.5lb) that’s very nearly FIVE stone people! It’s within reach and I cannot wait to smash it!


If you had said to me this time last year that in 2015 I would be nearly five stone lighter I would have laughed in your face. I really wish I had started earlier. I feel so much happier in my skin and although my bingo wings and bottom are still humongous, I am smaller than when I started and that counts for something!

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to take part in something pretty amazing. I can’t reveal anymore just yet but as soon as I can I’ll be shouting about it. I had my make up applied professionally and I loved it. I actually felt pretty good and it’s amazing to think how confident I felt on the day, I would have never in a million years being able to take part one year ago! Not a chance.

I don’t scrub up too badly do I?


Although my body seems to be taking ages to change shape, I can really see a difference in my face and thankfully, so can other people. It’s always lovely to hear compliments from people to reward your efforts and in the back of my mind, I keep thinking “just wait until I’ve lost another 4 stone, I’m going to look <insert swear word> amazing” ha!

Ultimately, I’m not losing weight for the compliments. I’m losing weight for me, I really needed to shed the weight and find me again. The real Emma. The real lady who has a genuine smile and feels comfortable being around others. Being a bigger girl really hinders that so I’m really grateful for all the friends I’m making along the way on this weight loss journey and for the tremendous support my friends and family are giving me. It means a lot.

So, three more weigh-ins until I’ve been with Slimming World for ONE WHOLE YEAR! What a difference a year makes eh? Let’s hope it’s a five stone weight loss difference.

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 17/07/2015 / 7:11 am

    You look incredible. I’ve been following your journey with SW from the start and it’s such an amazing achievement, you should be so proud of yourself. X

    • 17/07/2015 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you Daniella, that’s really kind of you to say so x

  2. 17/07/2015 / 9:30 am

    Wow hun that is fantastic keep on going you’ll soon smash the 5 stone loss xx

    • 17/07/2015 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you Sarah, really kind of you. Hope I’ll smash that target this week or next x

  3. 17/07/2015 / 4:15 pm

    You’re doing amazingly well Emma! The most I ever lost was 3 and a half stone and that was hard enough so to get to 5 st lost (almost!) is a fantastic achievement.

    • 17/07/2015 / 6:14 pm

      Thank you Sarah, 3 and a half stone is an amazing loss! I’ve got lots more to get rid off xx

  4. 17/07/2015 / 10:17 pm

    Make up or no make up, you’re still so pretty. Congrats on the near-five stone. That is such an amazing achievement xxx

  5. 18/07/2015 / 12:00 pm

    You are bloody amazing my darling & doing so well. What a year it’s been for you: such incredible changes. Immensely proud of you & phwoar, you look incredible in that photo! X

    • 18/07/2015 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks Lucy, it’s been a very successful year xx

    • 19/07/2015 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you Lindsay, fingers crossed for me x

  6. 25/07/2015 / 11:23 pm

    You look amazing Em – with and without the make up. You have come so far in a year. It’s been a pleasure to watch your progress and I am sure you’ve been inspiring to so many other people on the same journey x

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