I started my weightloss journey (again) in April 2015. Since then I have lost 4 stone, then gained 10lbs back over Christmas.
When I started I weighted 14 st 11 lbs, I hated going out, I felt that my husband didn’t find me attractive and I knew that my son would grow up to be ashamed of me. Every time I had to go out I would spend hours deliberating over what to wear because nothing looked good on me and there are very few photos of me with Oliver when he was really young as I hated the camera.
When I saw the pictures from Olivers christening something clicked. There was not one I liked. I looked like a fat sweaty mess. And knowing that these were the pictures Oliver would look back on made me feel ashamed. So I started Slimming world the next day.
This has not been a quick journey for me, it has taken will power and some strength and some days I would have murdered someone for a pie, but I feel that it’s worthwhile. For me the good thing about Slimming world is that I can enjoy small treats within my syns each day. I don’t mind going without a bag of crisps at lunch knowing that I can have some chocolate or pudding in the evening.
I generally tend to loose between 1 and 3 lbs a week but some weeks I maintain and I have had the odd gain. I don’t get discouraged by a maintain though and I know if I hadn’t been on plan I probably would have gained weight and if I do have a gain I know there’s probably a reason for it and it makes me more determined for a better loss the following week.
I know that I am not at target yet but I’m the closest I have ever been and I am 100% confident that I WILL get there.