Friday, 8 May 2009


Oh joy! Yesterday (Thursday) afternoon was my day for Slimming World, which I joined 2 weeks ago.

It's a bit expensive at £4.50 to join and £4.50 each week - more than I can easily afford really but something had to be done. My degree of fatness was growing ever worse and, I'm convinced, not helping what bit of mobiity I have. Now, I've been to these things before, with varying degrees of success and more than a few resounding failures. Some of them have been Slimming World too. It must depend on who you get leading the group but some run along the lines of "I'm Angie and I'm fat" (cue group hug) and that doesnt do for me.

Anyway, something must have gone right this time because the first week I lost 2 lbs. That doesn't sound much, I know, and I confess to having been a t-e-e-n-s-y bit disappointed, but it was apparently a good start. When I thought about it afterwards it was an excellent start because it started what I hope will be a downward trend.

Sure enough, yesterday I had lost a further 3½ lbs. and was just pipped at the post for 'Slimmer of the Week' by a bloke who lost 5½ lbs. As I can't do much in the way of exercise, being in a wheelchair, I hadn't expected to lose anything at all. The 35 lbs I need to lose seems an awful long way off so I just hope the purse will stand the strain!

Anyway, I hope you won't mind if I report back now and then. I'm not looking to be slim and sylph-like or give Kate Moss a run for her money (as if!), just make it easy for somebody to pick me up if I'm down on the floor. Just so that if me and my chair have to be lifted up a few steps, they're not running around looking for World's Strongest Man competitors! Just so I can't feel, through the chair's framework, my sister's arms shaking if she has to tip me backwards to get me up a kerb. Or Keith, come to that. They never say anything, never complain, I'm blessed.

Bit far away! Me on buggy, sis standing.

On the subject of my mode of transport, I went round to Slimming World yesterday on my electric shoppa buggy. It was that which caused the accident I had last July, which did more damage than I thought, and I haven't touched the thing since. I didn't feel very happy riding it but perhaps it'll get better given a bit of time and effort.


Joan said...

Well done on the weight loss you are doing so well. Me I have just started trying to diet again I have been pilling on the pounds since retiring and stopping smoking so I to have to do something but you are so right the slimming classes are too expencive. Love Joan

Andy said...

Congratulations on your weight loss. I am on a seefood diet at the moment-I see food and eat it!
Andy xx

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations Angie! I know how hard it is to lose weight but, like you, I know I'll feel better when I do. I've been working on it since Christmas but it's an every day battle. blessings, marlene

Marie said...

Oh Angie, congratulations on the weight loss. You GO girl!! I need to do something myself, and get off this "see" food diet roller coaster that I've been on. I just hate the slimming world recipes, I really do. I need to figure out a way to cut the calories in food and still have it taste good. Your prints and cards are "curing". Will have them in the post on Monday! They do look lovely, if I don't say so myself, and I know . . . I just did! Sending love and hugs! XXOO

Pamela said...

Hey Angie, you're doing great, keep up the good work. I'm working on the battle of the bulge as well and decided to journal it all. Check it out if you get a chance at I know, sorry it's so long, might be easier if you just think of it as Been There, Done That, and Trying to Do It Again, run it all together in lower case letters, and put at the end!

I think the journaling is helping me to stay in control. I have to agree with Marie, sometimes the recipes from slimming companies are just really grim; I prefer the Weight Watcher method, eat what you want but just modify the portions. I can't survive if I can't have a slice of bacon, or a chocolate biscuit, or as you can see from today's entry, Chinese food!

Patchwork Dragon said...

Congratulations on the weight loss....I know how hard it is!! Low Carb usually does it for me, but I can't seem to get into the right mindset at the moment....keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

any pound that is off the a good pound...take it slow...give yourself a pat on the have done well...proud of you...hugs from Ora in Kentucky

Blessings each day said...

You have an adorable way of writing! I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and laughed heartily at the image of you holding on to the flying tent (maybe it's because I can recall one of our camping disasters!)

Congratulations on the weight loss, but even a small amount is great when you compare it to a sack of flour or sugar!

blessings on you,


Saltydawg said...

You've done well on the weight loss, I hope you reach your goal and as you know, we're all routing for ya!
Gaz x