My Slimming World consultant is pretty fabulous, so I thought that I would dedicate tonight’s post to her!
As a serial rejoiner of Slimming World, she had had me in her groups a couple of times…but I always left pretty quickly…returning with all the weight back on, plus a few more stone.
When I decided that I needed to join – which was prompted by the weight loss surgeon telling me that I had to lose weight before I could have the surgery – I chose her group to head back to. She is what I would describe as fair, very fair, but firm. Definitely wanting the best for her members, she isn’t afraid to be direct and I like her style!
I called her and explained that I knew I weighed over 40st, and that I needed help. And she gave me that help. Despite my text messages ducking out of group on those weeks that I hadn’t been on plan, she persevered with me. She sent me texts and notes in the post, and would often spend time with me – hours in fact – after group discussing my situation. She never made me feel like a failure, and always welcomed me each week with open arms.
Right from the offset she told me that she believed in me and that she knew that I could lose my weight without surgery. She believed this when I didn’t. I now believe it…it is a shame that the weight loss surgery team do not share her conviction in me! She was happy to support me whether I had the surgery or not.
Helping me through the down phases, she stuck with me during the difficult six months when I first started. She managed to keep me going to group and I lost 2st during this time. Then it all clicked and I have lost the rest since then…August last year to the present day has seen me lose 14st 5.5lbs. Whilst she knows that I am the one doing the hard work, I would like to think that she takes some of the credit. She has created an environment for me to succeed. Her ‘stickability’ with me has been phenomenal!
The texts haven’t stopped coming even though I am on the right path. And I still get little yellow note cards in the post. After this weeks weigh in I got the following message – ‘Hope that your first day at Uni goes well tomorrow. I know that you were disappointed with your weight loss this morning but whatever the scales say your victory is that you had a two week holiday and remained 100% in control of everything you ate. That in itself is worth its weight in gold!! Hold your head high tomorrow.’
She really is an amazing lady who runs seven groups to help others do what she has done…lose weight and keep it off. The cynics amongst you may well think that she’s in it for the money, but I for one do not begrudge anyone who helps someone to save their life make a bit of money from it…a millionaire she is not! In fact, she said to me the other day that if she ever starts to think of her members as being £4.95 each, then that is the day she will give up her job…and I truly believe that!
I can’t praise her enough…or her hubby, who is always there supporting her and keeping the behind the scenes stuff running smoothly. I think of them both as friends and hope that we stay in contact for a very long time…well, they will have a hard job getting rid of me now!
I do hope that Slimming World realise what a star they have in her…
Right then, now that all of that gushy stuff is out of the way, all that remains for me to say is get yourself to a group and find that special someone at Slimming World who can help support you!
Today has been a bit ‘meh’ for some reason. I have been cold and grumpy! I slept in a little this morning before going to see the house that my Mum is in the process of buying…it is rather nice and will be great when she has put her touch on it. In fact, it has some nice old furniture in it that I would quite like to nab myself! After this I headed to the stables to feed the neddies and then took back some outdoor lights that I had borrowed from a friend of my Dads. It was then off to Asda for supplies for today. I grabbed lunch and then my other half suggested watching TV in bed…I didn’t argue! He worked whilst I slept in the end…I had been wrapped up all nice and snug and didn’t want to get out of it, but I did. I think tonight will be quiet…maybe catching up with Jack Bauer.
Breakfast: Pasta salad.
A strange breakfast of leftover pasta salad – it tasted a bit weird, but perhaps that was due to the time of day I was eating it! Lunch was my lovely burgers, and dinner was really simple. The Asda canned ratatouille is full of superfree with a touch of oil, hence the 1.5 syns, so I had this with some broccoli, chips and the lovely Linda Mc sausages. I am in a yogurt mood at the moment and this pot was rather tasty!
Exercise: Not much today.
Thank you for reading – have a wonderful weekend,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx