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?

Buzz Word

From here on in I have decided that ‘lettuce’ or let us see, is my new buzz word. Lettuce see how well (or not so well) you have done this week. Lettuce weigh you. Lettuce congratulate your efforts. Lettuce us clap anyway. Hooray for lettuce whoever you are!

Egg bound

Looking at my rolls (not the bread type) I think I can see one less, is that possible after just one week!  My overweight stomach indeed rolls around as trapped wind from too many eggs signals a polite ‘excuse me’ to the ladies I am sitting next to. As a result, this diet is not for the faint hearted! Or for someone who has IBS (Introvert behaviour syndrome). I hope no-one heard me express myself!

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It wasn’t me!
Ringing the changes

My podgy fingers are overweight – or is that the heat, I can’t even rotate my wedding ring! So my mission should I decide to accept it, (yes it is mission impossible – eat your heart out T. C. not sure if his name is copyright!) is to slim down enough to be able to twiddle my gold band. I hate having a strangulated digit. In some ways, it symbolises my plight with my trousers – too tight to wiggle and impossible to remove in a hurry!

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I can’t look
Scaled down

Ok, ok I can hear you shuffling in your seats eager to know what the scales revealed.

Lettuce be upstanding and offer a toast to my overweight stomach, hips and thighs, as I announce this week’s figure.

Drum roll please– I have lost 3lbs. Still no sight of my feet, but I know they are at the bottom of my legs!

Thank you, I know you are all clapping in excitement!

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Alleluia Margaret has lost 3lbs!

So what accomplishment are you proud of? I would love to know.

Author: Margaret Kazmierczak

For over fifty years I have laughed and cried through my life – it has been exciting, exhausting, emotional, challenging and infuriating. No one gave me a map or a ‘How to get out of stressful situations’ manual, to help me on my journey. Instead, it has been God and me, His Word and my mistakes. So let’s cut to the chase, I am a wife and mother of three almost adult children! I live in the South of England and dislike the rainy climate. Yes, it looks green but so does my face with little sunshine! With many occupations under my belt, I now spend my time writing – for my blog which includes book reviews, interviews some humorous pieces and a book called "How to Make Victoria Sponge." I also have some devotionals in a multi-author book "Heartwings Devotional. My life is hectic; I am disorganised, and God continually sorts me out. I hope my words bring you hope, comfort and laughter as I sit here in my dining room praying for inspiration and for the cat to get off my laptop!

6 thoughts on “Overweight mum – how to survive the slimming world”

  1. I absolutely did NOT lose 3 pounds this week. In fact, after #1 Son’s key lime cheesecake, I might GAIN 3. And I’m okay with that. I’ll be not okay with it next week.

  2. Margaret, you are absolutely hilarious! Perhaps I enjoyed this post so much because I can identify with everything you said. Sounds like my Weightwatchers meetings (of which I am a lifetime member for over thirty years). I love your use of “lettuce.” And congrats on losing the three pounds! You are a true inspiration. Best of luck on your lettuce-eating this week. 🙂

    1. Thank you Karen, I am so glad you enjoyed my post! As a lifetime member have you any lovely recipes that could inspire me? Wow you are an inspiration having 30 years experience, that is amazing.

      1. Margaret, I wish I could say I use their recipes (I have a cookbook) but I just try to cook simply and with Whole Foods. Baked meat and plain vegetables are my staples. I limit fruit because it’s too many carbs. I’m at the time in life when carbs have become my enemy! And I love them so. ❤️. But after all, aren’t we commanded to love our enemies? LOL. ??

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