I’m going to be really honest with you- and therefore myself in this post.
I’ve been in slimming world since April and have lost just over two stone.
It’s been slow and frustrating. But I’ve lost two stone so why am I not happy?
When I was 18 I joined slimming world. I was miles away from home, in university with no car and walked every where. I lost six stone in six months- it was marvellous.
Obviously now at 34, the weight has returned with a few more friends and I’m back at slimming world.
I suppose my disappointment comes from the fact that the losses are slower compared to those from the first time around.
Let’s look at this logically. I HAD to walk every where. I had to walk about a four mile round trip to even attend slimming world in those days.
I’m now 34. I have a job that involves frequent travel. Don’t get excited – it’s around the UK which means hours and hours sat in a car, not moving, not burning up calories.
I’m also older, my body is lazy, as is my mind.
Looking at my weight losses over the past few months, I am lucky to loose three weeks on the trot, and then put on in the fourth. Seems to be a pattern.
I am writing this post because during slimming world class this week, another lady was disappointed with her slow losses. The group discussed this and I had a light bulb moment.
I HAVE LOST WEIGHT. If I hadn’t joined slimming world God only knows what I would weigh now.
I’m not always 100% on plan, I slip up, I don’t count the chips I pinch off my boyfriends plate sometimes, and I still like cake.
However I have got that two stone off. I feel so much better! People are starting to notice, but most of all- I like myself a little bit more.
my boyfriend took this photo of me the other day is my lovely new dress from River Island. I actually like this photo! So what if I have a fat face in it, you can still see my confidence and happiness!
So. What I’m saying is, it doesn’t matter if your going for your goal and it seems to be a very long road. You are on that road and you will make it!
Stay positive and focussed!
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