First thing is first - there is nothing wrong with a wobbly bottom. In fact I quite like mine. But there comes a point where you think, "I need to lose weight for my health"
(and also I would like to wear other clothes like jeans and stuff instead of being stuck in leggings.)
I know, I know. I KNOW I said I was going to lose weight on my own. I know I was following a 1200 calorie limit and all that. But the truth is I can't do it on my own and I need a bit of help. I want to lose my two stone this year and I will do it. So I have called in Slimming World to help me.
If you read this blog then you know that this won't be a "normal" journey. Look, I've even invented my own hashtag and that.
Looks like an album cover doesn't it. Is it my wobbly bottom?? Well I'm not going to steal someone else's wobbly bottom and write all over it am I?? Or am I??
Anyway, bum-identification aside, on Tuesday I went to my first Slimming World meeting in Kirkby. I'll be honest I was desperate to get it over with. The first week is hard - starting something new, and just facing the scales. However, when I got there I was immediately set at ease and made to feel welcome.
Now I have done Slimming World AGES ago back when it was Red and Green days. These days it's all Extra Easy - and it really is simple to follow. I don't have much time to worry about food, and there is very little weighing and measuring involved in this plan so it suits me down to the ground. The main thing that stuck in my mind from Jackie, the lovely rep was that it needs to fit in with my own lifestyle. There is no point in leaving out all of the things that I love - I won't stick to it. I just need to factor them in and count them.
I enjoy my wine, and I'm afraid any diet or lifestyle choice that involves me having to not drink is not going to get on well with me in my life. So - I am factoring in the wine as an extra, and working around. We all have our little treats and wine is mine.
At the moment I am still getting my head around the books - my aim is to meal plan for a few weeks ahead, get the shopping in to go around my new eating habits. I am excited. Me and my wobbly bottom are looking forward to all this.
If you would like to join me in #operationwobblybottom visit Slimming World's website here to have a read around and join me on my little path.
I'm doing it this year - two stone off, I swear!
I'll be posting about my first weigh-in next week.