It seems my Instagram and Blog feeds are awash with people grabbing 2016 by the horns and aiming to lose weight. Good for you.
I too am fighting my own battle of the bulge but I thought I would let you know the reasons I won’t be sharing it with you. Or joining a slimming class.
1.I weigh heavy. Always have, always will. My children weigh heavy. Even when I was a size 10 I still weighed a substantial amount. It’s just how I am. Even my husband doesn’t know how much I weigh. I could think of nothing worse than sharing it. It’s personal.
2.Slimming classes cost around £5 a week. Some more, some less. I get why people feel they need to go to them and I have been myself in the past but I am a firm believer that if you are determined to lose weight, you will do so with or without a slimming class. I lost the most amount of weight on my own. It is common sense-eat less, move more. I will use the £5 saved to buy the fruit and veg I will be eating.
3.I love seeing beautifully arranged photos of meals on my social media feeds. Magazine-worthy images which you know must have taken hours to create. I aim myself to produce nice photos to go with recipes on my blog.
I do not want to see what you’re having for lunch. Especially if it’s just slopped in a bowl and, my biggest pet hate-has drips of food around the rim. Please, no.
4.Little Britain has a lot to answer for. I have sat smirking in some weight loss classes just thinking about Marjorie from the Fat Fighters sketch. Once, I had a stinker of a week. I put about 4 pounds on and, in the group bit, the woman asked if I knew where I’d gone wrong. I said yes, I ate too much. She made the rest of the group give me a round of applause for knowing what went wrong. I don’t know how I didn’t burst out laughing. I never went back.
5.I have written loads of blog posts over the past few years about getting fit, losing weight. Have you ever seen a post about the 217 stones I lost? The six marathons I ran? No. I didn’t lose any weight and the most I ran was to stop the baby crawling down a step. I would rather get fit, lose weight or not, privately. I also get why people fat-shame themselves. It gives them the motivation to change and I think that is why I wrote those posts myself before. Nothing happened though.
Next time you see me, I may be thinner, I may not. If you are looking for weight loss inspiration though, you will not find it here.
Now pass me that carrot stick.