Ever since I walked through the doors at my local Slimming World group, I have wanted to do well. I have wanted to be successful at weight loss and make some positive changes to my diet. Being overweight isn’t just about being fat, it’s a lot more than that. It’s a loss of confidence, poor self-esteem and a personal struggle each and every day with food. But you need food to survive, so it’s not as if you can just go cold turkey and stop eating.
Over the last few years, I have been following the Slimming World plan and have been successful. I’ve lost quite a bit of weight (over 5 stone of it, in fact) and then put a little bit back on when my emotions from dealing with my infertility got the better of me, I’m only human. But each and every week, I’ve been going to group and have weighed in; even when I knew I would put weight on. I’ve been going since August 2014 and have faced the scales.
This year my weight loss has slowed down but my commitment to following the plan hasn’t wavered. I’ve been on plan as much as I can every day and always try to make sensible choices where possible. I wish I hadn’t of put so much weight back on last year but looking back isn’t really going to help. When I found out the Greatest Loser awards in group were being held, an award I’ve won for the past two years, I was pretty adamant I hadn’t lost enough to be considered. With other awards held in group, where people are nominated for them, this one is different. The results come in from Head Office and the member who has lost the most amount of weight in group is crowned The Greatest Loser.
Imagine my surprise when I’m tucking into some delicious low syn treats at our taster evening this week to be announced as our groups Greatest Loser. I was so shocked as I was certain another member whose weight loss is incredible would have won. My consultant Karen said it was really close and that weeks weigh in made the difference so I was so pleased I lost that 0.5lb. Karen presented me with a shiny certificate, a lovely sticker for my weigh in book, a sash and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. How lovely are they?
This is my third Greatest Loser award in as many years and I’m really proud of that. I really want to make this year count and smash my personal target to get to where I need to be by June. Just watch this space!
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