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Taking home the Greatest Loser 2016 award

When I heard that the Slimming World Greatest Loser awards were being held in groups this week, I was a little bit excited. The Greatest Loser awards celebrate those members who have lost the most amount of weight since starting their SW journey and having lost over five stone since August 2014, I had hoped that I might be in with a chance. I was selected as our groups Greatest Loser in 2015 and was excited to find out if I could bag the title once again this year.

I was delighted to be told that I had won our groups award. It really means such a lot to have my achievements recognised and be able to share my journey with likeminded friends and followers.

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I was asked to speak in group and was also asked to bring in some photographs showing what I looked like back in 2014. When I see those photographs I feel a little sad that I let myself get that bad but so glad I made the decision to change my life around and do something positive about my diet.

March 2014 v February 2016

March 2014 v February 2016

You can read more about my journey on SW here.

After a very busy and quite a stressful week with my lovely Mom in hospital and a couple of Mother’s Day treats, I gained 2lb on the scales. That was completely expected and I’m comfortable with it. I’m one of those people who eat when they get stressed (oh how I wish I didn’t) this is my coping mechanism. Looking back I used to turn to food for comfort all the time, it’s no wonder I was huge. However 2lb on is something I can manage and I’m pretty positive that I can get that off this week and more.

I’ve been faffing around in the same stone bracket for ages now and need to really up my game if I want to see the next stone bracket any time soon. As some lovely readers will know, my hubby has started following the SW plan and to date has lost over 10lb (in just two weeks, wow!) so I need to take a leaf out of his book and start a fresh with writing everything down, counting syns accurately and upping my speed foods with every meal.

I don’t think it matters how long I’ve been following the plan. I still make mistakes and need a reminder every now and then and importantly, I shouldn’t compare the middle of my journey to anyone’s beginning.

SW Greatest Loser 2016

The Greatest Loser Award 2016 / Me and my lovely consultant, Karen

So on a high from getting the award, I’m on track and ready to smash it this week!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Mum Reinvented

    Well done that’s brilliant! I love seeing how far you’ve come, definitely spurs me on to get rid of the pounds myself now I’ve joined SW x

    09/03/2016 at 2:19 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you very much! Good luck on your SW journey x

      09/03/2016 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Barbara

    Just to say congratulations and very well done! I stumbled upon your site when looking for reviews for Slimming World, it helped me to decide to join and since November I have lost nearly 2 stone ( weigh in tomorrow). So keep up the good work you look amazing.

    09/03/2016 at 9:39 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you SO much! What a lovely thing to say and many congratulations on your 2 stone weight loss, that’s amazing! Well done x

      09/03/2016 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Michelle Stokes

    Well done, what an achievement! I love following your weight loss journey and seeing your recipes makes me want to try them and helps me to keep track :)

    13/03/2016 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Lindsay At Newcastle Family Life

    Huge well done Emma, You so deserve that award xx

    14/03/2016 at 8:04 pm
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