Regular readers should know by now (if not where’ve you been) that I have been an on/off slimming world dieter for about 3 years now. In 2013 I was around 17 stone in weight (left above), now 4 stone lighter I am the right hand photo.
Don’t get me wrong. I am no poster child for the Slimming World diet. I’ve rejoined group at least 3 times, and in a few months I vow to rejoin for a 4th attempt at losing the last of this weight. Each time I do around 4 months, lose a few stone and then leave it for another 6 months to a year before I finally give in and realise I look awful!
I wanted to write this blog post to show everyone, but more myself what I have achieved. So when I’m feeling bad about the little bit of weight I’ve gained again I can look back and see what a difference I have made. Yes, it’s taken 3 years. Yes, I still have a ways to go before I’m 100% comfortable. And yes, it’s hard work. But for me Slimming World has given me a new lease on life. I have more energy, more motivation, and it sounds stupid but more friends now, all because of the weight I’ve lost. 3 years ago I barely had the confidence to talk to new people without the worry I’d be judged as the fat girl – but now I’ll quite happily chat shit with the strangers in the pub – I thrive on it!
So when I have a lager instead of a water, a chocolate bar instead of a breakfast bar, and a maccy d’s breakfast instead of a yoghurt – I just need to remember to not be so hard on myself. Because look how bloody far I’ve come!