Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Fat Fighters

Tonight was my first Slimming World meeting. I did it. I walked into the building, paid my money and faced my biggest fear... being weighed in public. And noone laughed. Noone pointed at me for being fat. Noone made me feel two feet tall or ugly or whale-like.

Walking into that room was honestly one of the most frightening things that I've ever done, and I've done some fairly scary things in my time. But the people were lovely. Truly lovely. I almost started crying whilst Kerrie, the meeting leader, was talking. Everything she said resonated with me. Everything she said about how she used to feel (she was over 18 stone when she started) made me realise how unhappy I've really been with my weight for a long time.

I've never written publicly about my weight, about how much I weigh or about how unhappy I truly am with the way I look. I guess that's what this blog's all about, to house all the thoughts I can't bear to put on my other blog.

So, I suppose I might as well start as I mean to go on...

Starting Weight: 227 pounds
Current Weight: 227 pounds
Target Weight: 140 pounds

Let's do this.


Christina said...

Hey Helen!
Congrats on starting your blog and going to the first meeting! How does the whole online thing make you feel about your diet? I started my blog in the first week of January and I think it is amazing...there is so much support and inspiration out there. When I saw your weight I got really excited because we are at the same starting point...I also weigh 227 lbs right now! Maybe we could be diet buddies!!! I'm 5"9, so I am not sure I will go all the way to 140 lbs...for now 165 lbs is my goal but maybe we could go the the first (and biggest and hardest) part of this journey together! Please tweet me (tinasdietdiary) if you're interested! Good luck today!

Helen said...

Hi Christina! I've just seen this comment! I will tweet you now! x

jimsyjampots said...

Finally found it!

I'm so tempted to start a weight loss Blog. I have a weight loss diary that I write in and stick stickers in, but it's not the same, is it?

Maybe I will. In fact I'll do it right now.