Warning: remove this assassin from your life now

That assassin is lurking again; he doesn’t show his face anymore. Instead, he hides in my subconscious waiting for the right moment to attack. He loves my mirror image, but I hate my reflection staring back at me.

“Look at that stomach; it’s larger than a humpback whale!”

Hitting where it hurts

Talk about below the belt. I am trying right – but the assassin loves to criticise.

Did you know a baby humpback whale weighs 1 ½ tons when it’s born?

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Gee if I weighed that much I would look like a blob – hardly very flattering. But the assassin doesn’t do flattery! He can be cruel with his words and will take no prisoners.

Have you heard him recently?

The assassin strikes

Before I started Slimming World, there were many comments thrown my way by the inner voice. So many in fact that I felt crushed by their constant attacks.

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That uncontrollable feeling of not being in charge, of desperation that accompanied those hurtful words. I couldn’t break free.

The assassin had me by the short and curlies.

Have you felt like that?

That blob feeling

Well, I did feel like a blob if I am honest – that overwhelming tiredness that hung to my every move. My arms and legs doubled for two full barrels of beer; only I didn’t get to enjoy the contents! The haziness of my mind blurred the day to day joys and left me a victim of my bed. The assassin lurked too close for comfort laughing as I struggled.

I felt so alone.

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Do you know what changed?

Taking control

Slowly I began to push away from the assassin’s control. I refused to hear his debilitating voice. Instead, I looked in the mirror and saw someone beautiful, overweight – yes, but underneath the exterior image, a stunning woman of great character shone through.

A simple solution?

So I asked for help. Simple as that – although it wasn’t that simple. I don’t do requests for help. I am a manager, except I wasn’t managing. It was my neighbour who triggered my need. She came to ask for a favour, and before I knew it, we did an exchange – I would look after her cats for a few days, and she would come for a walk with me when I felt able.

It was the key that turned the lock, which unlocked the door, that introduced me to my road of recovery.

A simple trade-off.

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The decision to change

Our walks were limited but the results remarkable. Criticism took a nose dive, and daily encouragement accompanied us. Then lifestyle became a constant companion, and we talked honestly about how my life could change for the better.

Support is key

I embraced it and Lettuce too, and the benefits are showing daily as I get stronger and lose a pound here and there. However, it is the support that cements the relationship and having that laugh each week at Slimming World spurs me on.

To my assassin, I say “clear off.”

Humpback whale indeed!

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Oh, I forgot about the weigh in, this week I lost 1 ½ pounds.  That makes a total of 9 ½ pounds altogether – I am so happy.

How about you dear reader, do you have something that stops you from living that life you deserve?

Warning: My confessions – chocolate makes me mad

My slimming journal - Warning My confessions - chocolate makes me madMy mouth drools at the sight and smell of chocolate and cake. Starting a diet that excludes my favourite foods or radically curtails their consumption is going to be a nightmare. I can see tantrums on the horizon especially if someone tells me to eat a pickled onion instead!  How can a pickled onion give me that same warm, sensational hug that I desire? Give me a break!

 

To be or not to be weighed

As some of you know, I am now attending Slimming World. Today that allMy slimming journal - Warning My confessions - chocolate makes me mad important weigh in after a two-week gap due to celebrating my Silver Wedding Anniversary. Did I lose anything apart from my shoes? You will have to scroll down to the bottom of the post to find out. If you scoot to the end, you will miss an entertaining post – even if I do say so myself!

 

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Dear people who absolutely hate a frustrating diet

Do you know there is no such thing as an easy diet – unless you are my hub who just stops eating the biscuits and loses half a stone – don’t you just hate that?

Why should he have all the fun?

 

Dear people who absolutely hate a frustrating diet

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Lettuce verdict – murder by misadventure

Lettuce doff our caps and bow our heads for a minutes silence.

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It is with great sadness that we are in court today to decide on the matter of Lettuce’s demise. You as the jury must deliberate the evidence and unanimously state if Margaret is guilty or innocent.

What have you to say, Margaret?

I wish to plead not guilty your honour.

Very well state your defence.

It all began last week when I decided to change my life style. I first met Lettuce at the supermarket. We instantly connected. I invited her home, and we became friends – she was always accompanying me at meals.

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Pound by Pound – Ten Crazy Sure Ways to Slim

Pound by pound ten Crazy sure ways to slim by Margaret KazmierczakTen crazy sure ways to slim – get those pounds dropping, pound by pound. Read these ten pointers, and you could be on the new path to a new you!

Here’s the first three…

1. Duck tape is your next best friend for slimming – apply to your mouth and snort your food instead. Watch the pound(s) drop! Continue reading “Pound by Pound – Ten Crazy Sure Ways to Slim”

Overweight mum – how to survive the slimming world

Overweight wobbling along I went to my Slimming World weigh in. Did I appear overeager arriving fifteen minutes early – probably but I wanted to see the results of my lettuce week? Would I be able to see my size three feet that disappeared years ago? Such excitement which subsequently needs an answer to. I can’t wait, hang on I know – but you don’t! On with the show then.

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Is it time for my weigh in?

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