Smart Works

19 Jun 2014

I spotted something on Twitter the other day that caught my eye.

It was a request from a charity called Smart Works for plus size clothing, and it simply said, @SmartWorksHQ: We are always in particular need of plus sized clothing and shoes in sizes 7+ to dress our female clients for interviews, can you #donate?

I was intrigued. Especially given that my ‘old life’ speciality was recruitment…and that I worked for an organisation who helped find work for the unemployed and gave them the skills in order to build their interview confidence. And, as much as I hate materialism, good clothes do make you feel a little better – especially when you are trying to get a new job! ;-)

So I headed over to their website for a little look and discovered that Smart Works provide high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to out-of-work women on low incomes. Smart Works helps them to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life – okay…so this bit was shamelessly copied from their website…and so is this next bit! ;-)

This year we will dress more than 1,200 women in a complete outfit of stylish, high quality clothes donated by retailers and professionals. A visit to Smart Works can change the course of a woman’s life.

Now, I was a little gutted to read this tweet – only for the fact that I had just taken two massive black bin bags full of plus sized clothes to the charity shop. And they were all suits, shirts, trousers etc. :-(

So it’s just a real quick one this evening…if you can help these guys out in any way, please do. You can arrange donations via work, or donate privately…but I think it’s a great cause – and as a loser, I know that I have clothes in all sizes that someone else could makes good use of! :-)

Spread a bit of love and goodness – and help assist some lovely ladies into the world of work!

Today has been busy but fabulous. I have had some great coaching sessions today; I always get really excited as the potential for people to make massive changes is there! I had a great personal training session too that left me feeling as if my arms were a few inches longer…something called farmer lifts with 40kgs. Then we headed off to a juice shop…Mr WLB is still not feeling well. I am on a mission to cure him and am trying to pack him full of goodness and good fats to increase his weight, as he’s lost over a stone that he can ill-afford to lose. So it’s veggie juices for a major nutrient hit, and brown rice, olive oil, loads of veggies, eggs, and avocado for dinner…

20140619-192738.jpg…it is quite strange trying to put weight on someone else whilst trying to lose it yourself. I am the master of weight gain, just not so healthy weight gain, and we are aiming for health with him. My efforts have increased his weight by 2lbs so far! :-) Oh – and we are seeing a specialist early July so should know more then! :-) And that’s it for my day really…I am now off to relax.

Breakfast: Banana and boiled eggs.

20140619-183141.jpgLunch: Jacket potato, beans, cottage cheese, and salad.

20140619-192337.jpgDinner: Quorn Southern chicken burgers, Cajun sweet potato wedges, and salad (2 x HEA, 2 x HEB, and 10 syns).

20140619-192209.jpgSnacks: Greek yogurt, blueberries, and cherries.

20140619-192405.jpgAnother lovely food day today…a Green one! Brekkie was the usual, and was followed by my favourite lunch this week…a good old jacket potato. Dinner was lovely. I use the Quorn Southern style burgers anytime I get a whiff of a KFC! The burgers are 2.5 syns each…and as I am a greedy mare, I have two double-deckers – this was after the advice of my PT who tells me that I might need to eat more. Then I had some fruit and yogurt as my late-night snack.

Exercise: 60 minutes PT.

Thank you for reading,

Weight Loss Bitch xxx



On a health and fitness driven journey to lose over 32st / 448lbs / 203kgs – yes, it is a considerable amount – I am committed to losing my excess weight without the aid of weight loss surgery, diet pills, or quick fixes…as there aren’t any! Changing my eating habits and building up my fitness levels, along with addressing the ‘head issues’ will be crucial in order for me to achieve my goal. Living in England as a 31 year old super morbidly obese woman can be challenging to say the least. I have been shouted at in the street and verbally abused far too many times to mention; hence the name ‘Weight Loss Bitch’…the day I am just called a ‘bitch’ instead of a ‘fat bitch’ will be the day that I know I have cracked my weight loss! With many reasons to lose this weight I am documenting my journey for a number of reasons. Firstly, I would like to keep a record of the ups and downs, the highs and lows, and the challenges I face with such an enormous task to tackle. Secondly, I would also like to inspire and encourage other people who are in a similar situation and to show them that significant amounts of weight can be lost naturally…with a bit of motivation, hard work, dedication and will power. Thirdly, all of the blogging, Facebook-ing, Tweet-ing, Pinterest-ing and YouTube-ing keeps me occupied and keeps my fingers out of the fridge!

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