Tonight we had a food tasting session at SW and I took along some cheesy breadsticks, which counted as flavoured and thus attracted a syn value of 1½ each.
Last week, all of the ladies said a little bit about themselves and why they’d joined SW ready for the group Woman of The Year. We all filled out a nomination slip and those with the highest nominations were notified during the week and I was one of them!
My story is quite straightforward.
Being diabetic and overweight, I qualified for 12 weeks free membership with my local SW group way back in June 2016.
I was doing really well, but in September we found a lump in my right breast and within 2 months I’d had a lumpectomy to remove it. Had I not lost the weight, we wouldn’t have found it so early, and Humphrey as we called him could have got his little suckers in deeper which could have resulted in a different story.
I only had to have radiotherapy, but had to stop trying to lose weight otherwise my dots wouldn’t line up for my treatments. These were completed in January 2017, and I tried to get back into the swing of being on Plan and attended group every week. I leveled out, but didn’t manage to lose any more, so didn’t get the three stone certificate I was aiming for.
Then we moved and I tried to go it alone but didn’t do very well although I tried to eat sensibly with plenty of fresh fruit and veg.
So come May, Hubby treated me to 12 weeks membership for my birthday, and here I am.
I am the same weight now as when we moved away, so the three stone certificate is in the past and I am being more realistic with my goals. I’ve reached the target I set myself and am now trying to stay there. It’s not as easy as you might think!
There is a wide variety of members in our group, different ages, lifestyles, singles, couples, males, females, Mums, pensioners, diehards, and those that have gone out of target and are trying to get back. Everyone has something to offer as regards tips, ideas, and even potential solutions to things we can’t actually see because we are so intent of ‘getting it right’ and achieving our goal. Gains happen. It’s not the end of the world and we’re only human afterall. It’s a glitch on one day when we have far more to enjoy and not fret about.
I was up against 8 other ladies and didn’t win The Woman of the Year title, which went to a member of several years who had lost a whopping 8 and a half stone. She is always supportive to the group, is like a Mum to us all and provides some great food at the tasting sessions, so a worthy winner.
I did however lose a further one and a half pounds, making ONE STONE EIGHT POUNDS in total and came home with my Club 10 certificate and an IOU for my 1½ stone. This one is from the previous group and was dated 16th August 2016, so how uncanny is that????
I am also exactly the same weight now as I was when I stopped going in August 2017 where my total loss then had been TWO STONE EIGHT POUNDS.
Excuse me while I congratulate myself.