I first gave Slimming World a go from home after hearing how my sisters friend had done so well and had found it relatively easy to stick to.. I tried a few times but I had zero motivation doing it alone. Shortly after we moved back to our hometown, I managed to persuade my sister to join a group with me as I was too scared to go by myself. That was mid-late April and I haven't looked back since!
I strongly believe if I hadn't joined the group, I'd never have been able to do it because it keeps me motivated. Nobody wants to go along to group and hear "Now, you've had a gain this week.. Do you know where it's come from?" you almost feel like you don't want to let the group down, let alone yourself and it's like a bit of a competition with yourself to do well. Do you know what I mean? I still enjoy my food and still have a good (by good I mean big) appetite. I don't feel like I'm depriving myself - if I did then I'd probably have given up already! I'm not at target yet, I have another 10lb to target but I'm pretty sure I'll move the goal post - I'll decide when I get there depending on how I look and feel. I will definitely still stay to group even when I'm at target.
The group I go to isn't huge, there's around 15-20 of us that actually stay I think but everyone is really nice and friendly. Our consultant is lovely, she's so caring and always there if you need her in and out of group. I had a bit of a wobble a couple of weeks ago as I'd been poorly for 2-3 weeks which made me feel like not bothering and literally ate (on top of a few other syns) a whole bag of giant buttons (31.5 syns FYI!!) then felt guilty so I sent her a message on Facebook, she was so lovely and gave me some great advice and I managed to pull it back by being super good for the rest of the week and lost 2.5lb at weigh in!
As you can see from the picture, I also won woman of the year! I was given some lovely gifts and everybody in group was so kind. I got my 2 stone award that day too so it was a great day for me!
Are any of you on a weight loss journey too? xxx