On Tuesday evening, I went to my usual Slimming World group to get weighed in and to draw a line on my birthday celebrations. I had to take Olly along as hubby was out watching the Darts championships with his friends. It wasn’t ideal timing, we have no plans for ages then all of a sudden we get two events on the same evening. Luckily for me, Olly was on his best behaviour and everyone thought he was incredibly cute.
I had been nominated for the Miss Slinky award in group and was really touched that I had been nominated along with two other lovely ladies who have done really well on their SW journey. We had to stand in front of our group and tell our weightloss journey so far. I mentioned how I wanted to lose weight for Olly and to be the Mama I want to be for him; one that can run around after him without being out of breath and hopefully be able to give him a brother or sister in the future. I also mentioned my lovely friend Tanya who passed away in June 2013. We were both the same age having being in the same class throughout our school days and I feel I owe it to her to make sure I enjoy the time I have with Olly. She won’t have that opportunity with her boys so I need to make sure I spend my best days with Olly and my hubby enjoying our life and if I can make my life better by losing weight for them, my health and my vanity then that is what I am going to do.
I didn’t mean to turn my speech into an X Factor sob story but I just felt that I needed to tell people how emotive losing weight is. It’s not an easy journey, it’s a hard slog with good and bad days. Resisting all the yummy foods, the chocolate and the boozy stuff. But it can be done and I hope I inspire someone following my journey that it can be done. I might be taking the scenic route but at least I’m on the right path.
Back to the awards evening, after we all stood up and gave our speeches we enjoyed our taster night where all members bought in some lovely SW friendly nibbles and food to share and nominations for the winner were made. I didn’t think I stood a chance as I was up against a lovely lady who has got to target and a young lady who’s confidence has multiplied. When Karen, my SW consultant announced I had won, I was shocked. I seriously didn’t think I would win but was completely honoured to be given the groups title as Miss Slinky (although I’m not delusional, I’m far from slinky!)
I lost 2lb on the scales on Tuesday and it felt good. I want to keep these weight coming off so with all the Christmas festivities coming up over the next six weeks, I need to stay focus and stay on plan as much as possible.
Huge thanks to everyone who is supporting me with my weightloss, I really do appreciate your support and encouragement. It means so much.