When I restarted my Slimming World journey last August I had a weight I wanted to be in my head. I couldn’t vision being that weight at that point but I knew I had a lot of hard work ahead of me. I’ve never found it easy to lose weight but oh boy can I gain it, I suppose that’s just my body – we’re all different, right? Having not been happy in my own skin for years I knew something needed to be done. I got to my half stone award and was feeling good, not really noticing that much difference. Then I got my stone award which felt amazing, my clothes were beginning to feel better and I was getting more confident.
Then I got my stone and a half award and I knew that my two stone was next which was so exciting for me. In the middle of this I got my Club 10 award meaning that I had lost 10% of my starting weight which is something I was incredibly proud of and also the fact that getting that award meant loads of added health benefits. I was feeling so much fitter, I could walk for longer and faster and I felt great.
From getting that award my next half stone seemed to take forever and a day to come off but I still persisted and here I am now, just over two stone lighter and I feel fantastic. I have came to the realisation that it’s not always going to fall off straight away, sometimes these things take time and that’s fine. I am also really proud of myself, which isn’t something I say often but I am. I am turning 30 in September and I’m ready to leave my 20’s feeling fabulous and continue throughout my 30’s feeling the same way. I have gone up and down with my weight over the past 10 years and this time I’m convinced it will stay off. I have battled emotional eating and came out the other side so much stronger. Overall, I can’t thank Slimming World enough, it has changed my life for the better and now I am at the stage that people notice my loss. I can’t tell you how good that feels.
My target is about a stone and a half away, maybe a little less. Finally, target is feeling much more achievable. I know I can do it, I know I will do it and I can still having a life while doing it. So here’s to two stone gone forever and a bit more to come.