Friday, 23 May 2008

Fairy Dust and Fat Bits

OK! That's it!! Enough is enough! I AM going to lose weight and get fit! I saw the practice nurse yesterday (for one of those horrid 3 yearly visits - yuck!) and when I stepped on the scales I nearly threw up. I'm not going to mention numbers but it's enough to know that I'm creeping steadily towards the next highest one. My BMI means I'm in the 'health at risk' category. So I've decided to stop the rot.

To kick start it all off I'm going to try and kill myself by doing a charity walk. St Giles Hospice is the local hospice that helped look after dad in his final weeks. They provided a fantastic 'at home' service which meant he could stay in his own house with 'normal' life going on around him, grandkids running around and so on, right up until the end. In a similar vein to the Breast Cancer Research Moonwalk, last year St Giles started a Solstice Walk on the night of the 21st/22nd June. This year, their second, the theme is 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', so hundres of women dressed as fairies will be walking the streets of Lichfield. What a perfect opportunity for me - raise money for the hospice, do some serious exercise and dress up! My registration pack is in the post. Just got to start thinking up a costume. Puck do you think?....

I have also been online looking at Weightwatchers. I've 'done' Slimming World twice before and the first time I lost loads, but I think now I kind of know their system and how to work it. The second time I cut corners, didn't stay for class and spent wods of cash only to lose about 3 pounds. So I reckon I should try WW as it's different. I can start there with a clean slate as a totally newbie. It's just a shame there's no class until next week. I want to go now while I'm all fired up.

Crafty stuff later.

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9 comments:

artisbliss said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck. I know losing weight is a struggle, even when you are motivated. I have lost and gained the same many pounds over many years.

Weight Watchers is as good a program as you're going to find, I think. And it really all boils down to eating fewer calories than you expend, boring as that is. I hope to hear good news from you on this front.

Hens teeth said...

Hello fellow Midlander.....I have done the online w w and it's good, as long as you are motivated, same as all of them I suppose. I might join you, as I am very upset at the state I am currently in! Anyway, great blog, you are going to be a daily read! Good luck with everything!

Jackie said...

Its worth doing.

greedynan said...

Good luck. i go to ww now as the sw shut down. it's not that different but i still find getting and keeping motivated difficult. i know i need to lose the weight but get fed up sometimes and want to eat all the wrong things.

JuicyFig said...

urghhh - good luck! I lost 8 stone at slimming world the first time! then put about 6 back on, lost 3, gained 2 - and still paying every week - just been to the alotment, brought home loads of rhubarb and covered in sugar ready for a crumble with custard tonight - not sure which SW recipe that one is! hehehe

Kath
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Swirlyarts said...

Oh good luck with it - you may have seen my weight loss Wednesday fell by the wayside when I decided that I was a pig in disguise and my weight went up to nearly 13 stone (!). I'm going to start running - I enjoyed it at school so I'm going to try again! Lots of luck :)

Katy said...

oh, good luck - I feel for you!!! My mother in law goes to weight watchers every week, but doesn't seem to lose much weight (sitting in front fo the TV watching every soap known to man doesn't help, methinks!!!)
It's summer(ish) now - so get out in the fresh air and get walking about, think like a small child and the weight'll fly off (it does involve running after birds, chasing leaves, running for no reason at all in a circle, and my little one's fave - chasing sheep. Maybe I'll write a diet book!)

Jackie said...

Thsi is my reply to your comment about scissrs. they were in a frame on the wall, but when I tok them off to photograph them, there were so many cobwebs I decided not to put them back till I've cleaned it all. (Which I still haven't done and it was a few days ago)

hen said...

GooOOOoodluck!!! I'm a bit of a lardy bum and my weight is creeping up every year... or minute..! So it's really impressive you're going to do something about it.

Maybe you'll give me the boot up the backside that I need to get moving!!