Weight loss update 

Weight loss update 

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!

Laura X

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Weekly weigh in: weight gain :(

Weekly weigh in: weight gain :(

Hi every one.

Things have been so manic that I have not been very good at the old diet.

Forgive me slimmers for I have synned.

I gained half a pound and i deserve it.

Cake, Chinese, Indian, bread, vodka, and so on. What on earth do I expect?!

I need to get back on track.

Last week I made some photo collections up to celebrate how far I had come.


I know it’s not a huge weight loss- but it’s huge to me. It’s been a long time since I stuck to a diet so I need to remember what I’ve achieved!

I am going to plan out my week and include lots of speed foods and exercise!

How do you get back on track?

Stay fabulous 

Laura x

Six weeks on Slimming World – one stone down

Six weeks on Slimming World – one stone down

Six weeks ago I joined Simming World- again.

Here’s my starting face…

I believe I have joined every year since I was about 15 years old. The sad thing for me to admit, is that it does work for me. I just don’t work for it.

However the last six weeks have opened my eyes to something- age is not on my side!

During my university years, I dropped six stone in six months on the plan. I was active, healthier and young.

Fast forward say fifteen years, and I find myself in a job which involves at least a few hours driving each day, an overall lack of time, and an inactive lifestyle.

When I rejoined six weeks ago I expected to have lost two stone by now. So, am I disappointed?

The answer is no. I have struggled with this my whole life, just now the results are a little slower to obtain.

For six weeks in a row, I have lost some weight each week. I haven’t slipped, maintained or gained. I’m happy!

I have realised that I need to look after myself a bit more, make more time for me, and respect my body.


This was me messing around in work yesterday. Although I look tired, I can see instantly that my skin is better and my face looks Slimmer.

If you are following Slimming World please get in touch with any tips or recipes!

Stay healthy

Laura X