Well as I’m writing this on a Wednesday you can probably guess that I went back to my old group, Liphook on a Tuesday, last night. One of my Haslemere friends has decided to stay at Liphook and was able to take me which was fab (Thank you Sarah!). I wanted to go back, even if it was just to see that what I was remembering about the meetings was right or not.
It was right (I knew it was 😉 ). People seemed genuinely pleased to see me. It was like (and this is going to sound sooo corny) but it was like coming home. Catching up on everyone’s news, hearing about people’s successes. Several people came up to me to tell me how lovely I looked in the photo in this post (which was so sweet of them). One lady, who is doing incredibly well herself in the three months she’s been with the group, took me aside and told me how amazing the photo was and how inspiring the look of pride on my face was! She had tears in her eyes! I was overwhelmed. I felt like I was blushing all evening.
When it came to weigh in, it was so lovely to see Carol’s smiley face as she told me I’d lost 4lb. That puts to bed the 1.5lb I still had to lose from Christmas and then some. Total loss now is 4 Stone 2.5lb (58.5lb). When Zoe read out my loss, I swear the group cheered! And I carried on blushing as I was given Slimmer of the Week.
Any of you who’ve known me for a while will know I have been plus size all my adult life. I lost some weight back in 2005/2006 and I kept a tracker of this loss. Last night I weighed in at less than I ever did on any of these trackers. Therefore I think I can safely say I am the lightest I’ve ever (knowingly) been in my adult life. When I told the group this, Zoe asked how it made me feel. I couldn’t find the words, I just grinned.
My body may be getting smaller but my smiles are getting so much bigger!!!!!!!!
So, to business. I am so relieved this group thing is sorted and that I am fully focused once more. The next award is 4.5 Stone. I have 4.5lb to lose to get it. I’d like to do that over the next three weeks. So target for next week is 1.5lb please.
Have a great week!