Well I am officially back at Slimming World! As much as I couldn't be arsed with it in recent years, I know it bloody works! I thought I would share my story with you (so far). I have such a long way to go and I have really let myself down but I am determined that this will be onwards and downwards from now on!
It was March, 2014.
I had just come out of an extremely toxic and heartbreaking relationship. I had put weight on, was unhappy and I was scared. Scared that I wasn't going to be any good for anyone and I was going to die sad and alone. That is what I was made to believe.
My mum had been doing weight loss classes on and off for pretty much her whole life. You name it, she's tried it. She encouraged me to go to the Slimming World group with her in the village. I was really apprehensive. I had tried Weight Watchers back when I was 15 ready for my 16th birthday party but I wasn't there long and it had been a good 6 or 7 years since I had done that. I eventually gave in and went, and I was surprised how much I liked it! I gave it so much and lost just over 2 stone in around 7 months.
For some reason, I then just stopped going. I'm not sure why. I tried to blame it on a variety of different things but I can't get to the bottom of the real reason why. I guess I thought I could just do it alone. Clearly I couldn't...
I am now roughly 4 stone heavier than my first starting weight back in 2014. That's 6 stone in 4 years. Terrifying.
I am now heavier than I was when I started back in 2014.
I rejoined before Christmas 2018, and did quite well for the first couple of weeks. Then I was unwell just before Christmas and didn't go for a couple of weeks and of course over Christmas then put enough on to go back over my starting weight...
However, last week I stuck with it to the tee and I lost 8lbs! I am so proud of myself for that. I have stuck to it this week too, food optimising like a pro and I hope to have a good result this week again! I'll update you over on my Diary of a Chubby Twenty-Something Instagram account tomorrow night...! Follow my account for ideas, support and more regular updates on my journey!
Much love xxx