Two years ago yesterday I started my Slimming World journey. I was fed up of looking like I was pregnant even though I wasn’t. I was fed up of not being able to climb the stairs at work without feeling like I was out of breathe. My friend Jess had been round to hang out with us and Chris commented how good she looked and how much weight she’d lost.
So on Thursday 1st August 2013 I headed up to Bedford Athletic Rugby Club and went to see Kim who I used to go to school with. Following the birth of her daughter she’d been a Slimming World Consultant. She explained it all to me and got me signed up. I stood on the scales and was filled with dread that she was going to judge me on the numbers that appeared on the scales. (Think of that sketch that used to be part of Little Britain).
But she didn’t judge me. She encouraged me. She answered any questions that I had and sent me on my way. I could do this – couldn’t I?
I ended up moving group to join the same one as Jess and another friend who had also decided she needed to do something about it all. By the end of October I found out I was pregnant with Jaxon. I decided to let my Consultant know so that she could tell me what I needed to eat. Because Slimming World is about making wise choices rather than dieting it’s approved by the Royal College of Midwifes so you can do it while pregnant and breastfeeding. You do have to notify your Midwife too so that if you’re losing too much or it’s affecting baby they can advise you to stop or change what you’re doing. Because I was nearly three stone overweight to start with I was encouraged by my Midwife to keep doing it as in the long run if I could get my weight down or at least keep a handle on it, it would benefit Jaxon and I in the long run.
Fast forward to Christmas and I collected my Stone and a Half award. I was really chuffed but it was going to be a hard one. Between Christmas and Jaxon being born last year I put all the weight back on that I had lost. It was nearly all baby and fluid etc but it was really hard going to group and trying to discuss what choices I was making when I was often eating really bad because I was hungry all the time!
It’s now two years since I started. I have lost just over two stone and I’m struggling. That fire I had in the beginning has gone and I need encouraging to lose those last 12lbs and kick some butt.
I bought a pair of Size 14 jeans last weekend and already they are too big. I want to stand in the charity shop and have to buy a pair of Size 12.
I have nearly a stone to go I can do it. I started as I mean to go on and started yesterday with a mammoth walk also food wise tried to be good for the majority of the day as I was out in the evening at a Hen Do.
Good Morning! It’s August and I’m joining a few of my blogger friends to blog every day this month, at least around here you’ll be able to find all my posts under BEDIA. Be sure to check out their blogs too.