I’ve decided to give up Slimming World, well I’m giving up going to the meetings, not the eating plan, though from experience this is not a good move I’m going solo.  I’ve been going since the end of July 2012 and have lost over 2 stones so its been a massive success, I’m just fed up with the group. 

Our group got so big and unwieldy our consultant had to split it into two sessions, I can only make it to the later session which means I get home for half an hour then have to go out again just to get weighed and hand over my money but the group finishes too late for me to be able to stay on.  What is the point in paying £4.50 a week to stand on someone else’s scales?

This is traditionally where I start to go wrong, if no-one’s looking its all too easy to slip into mañana-mañana mode and bring back into bad habits then before you know where you are you’re busting out the size 14s again.  So I’m going to do my weigh-ins here. 

 Today I weigh 9st 10lbs, which is a bit of a shocker but me and  Andy went out for a massive Chinese last Tuesday so that accounts for the 1lb gain.  To be honest I think 1lb is getting off lightly considering how much I stuffed in. 


Bye bye pink ring

I have now lost 2 stones. This number has been independently checked and verified by Slimming World.  It is marvellous to wear clothes that don’t dig in anywhere and I’m delighted when dresses swamp me but on the downside most of my rings are way too big now, even for my thumbs.

So it is with regret that today we say goodbye to this lovely sparkly pink ring that I bought to wear to Kerry’s Big Fat Mexican Wedding. I’ve knocked a stone put too so it has to go.  Doesn’t it?


Weight loss

I think I may have mentioned I'm back on the Slimming World, things got out of hand with the biscuit munching so Steps Had to be Taken.

I'm not a great one for joining in but I had a bit of a go at smiling at the odd person here and there at last night's weigh-in and it was OK but it was only a few seconds because I had my knitting with me and a lovely big fat copy of Elle magazine to drool over. Before you start thinking I've thawed I did give a frosty special tight smile to the woman ahead of me in the queue who is always sodding well ahead of me and insists on droning on and on to me about barbeques. I hate barbeques and I'm not overly fond of women that never wear make-up so with a bit of luck she'll leave me alone from now on.

So now I've got you feeling all warm and fuzzy towards me you'll want to share in my good news at losing 3lbs this week which means a whole stone in total. That sounds great doesn't it? Well I have another three stones to lose so no great cause for celebration yet but I'm 25% there.

Hello Slimming World – remember me?

I have rejoined Slimming World, I had chunked up a bit over the last year and enough is enough.  I did it before and it worked wonders so here I am again dodging cakes and getting though an awful lot of Mullerlight yoghurts.

Thankfully the freaky consutant at Fleet (with her super-creepy husband) has been replaced by the glam and sane Viv. Well, she appears sane so far and that's as far as I'm prepared to go.

Talking of going, I've lost 11lbs in 6 weeks so its going well.  I do find the whole group thing a bit hard going, what with me not being a big fan of friendliness and people and that sort of thing.  I do like people watching though so I just take my book for the dull queing bit (why does the weigh-in bit always take forever?) and then when they start the meeting bit I whip out my knitting and use it as a shield. 

This week though a particularly nice and annoying not at all fat looking that I could see, girl asked me who taught me to knit and when.  It was my mum when I was about five I think and as she's a bit on the dead side she won't be teaching anyone else.  Then when I got home I thought about it a bit more and decided I'd offer to teach the girl to knit if she wants. So that's what I'm going to do, and one of her friends. More if she can gather some together though they better not be sniffers.!