Starting From Scratch – Again!

I’ve mentioned briefly that I’ve been following the Slimming World diet.  My weight has piled on over the past 16-17 years. Last June, I bought a some new clothes. By July they were tight on me. I woke up on 13th July 2015 and decided enough was enough. I couldn’t go up another size. I just couldn’t. So that was my made mind up. At 9.30 that morning, I joined Slimming World online. I printed out all the information I needed and wrote a shopping list of all the healthy food we were going to be eating for the week ahead.

Ever since that day, first thing every Monday morning, I get up out of bed, lock the bathroom door and weigh myself without clothes. That way, I can’t blame “those jeans” or “a heavy top”. It’s just me and the scales.

I did so well for the first 5 months, 3 stone literally flew off and I found myself dropping 2 dress sizes. I was thrilled! I even managed to keep on the straight and narrow over Christmas and got through the holidays with no weight gain at all. This is where it started to go a bit pear shaped though.

Since the beginning of January I’ve really struggled. Slowly but surely the old habits are creeping back in, takeaways, white bread, cakes and biscuits, chocolate and now I’m left feeling slightly horrified that we are almost in March and I still haven’t gotten my act together.

So last night, I pulled out all my slimming world printouts again and made lists and notes.

This morning I got up, went into the bathroom, locked the door and weighed myself without clothes. I’m ready to start again.

Everyone has to start somewhere, right?


  1. Nicola says:

    Oh feck I could have written that! It’s frustrating isn’t it. I’m starting since January to get my act together and haven’t yet. So I had a chat with himself yesterday and decided this is it now, this week, no more excuses, no more going backwards.
    We have to start somewhere 🙂 Best of luck to us!!

  2. Ann says:

    It is a cruel world!! But you have started on your journey, now, so keep going, both of you. I lost 2.5 stone with Motivation. I put it all back on last summer when I injured my back. It’s a great plan but the CD’s and books nearly drove me crazy. I hope to get myself onto Slimming World too. The spirit is willing but everything else is weak and out of shape. Good Luck!

Leave a Reply