Sarah Bermingham’s Weight Loss Journey With Slimming World
A new year, a new resolution! How long was I going to last this time? A week? A month? Maybe I should wait until Christmas is finished…in February! NOT this time! I was adamant this was going to be my year, and it is. 2018 is all about me. I’ve taken back control of my life and it’s all thanks to Slimming World. In Just 7 months it has turned my life around.
Every January my resolution would be to lose weight, look good and feel amazing about myself for my birthday the following December. The truth is I barely made it a month before my old behaviours would settle in and I’d be back to square one. I was stuck in a cycle of fad diets and bad habits. Yo-yo dieting to find a quick fix solution to my unwanted weight – it was never going to work.
The turning point for me was one day while out shopping I realised that every bit of clothing I had picked up was either a baggy hoodie or tracksuit bottoms as it was so much easier than trying to find nice clothes to fit me. I even found myself shopping in the men’s section to find lose fitted clothing. Anything to hide the bulge. Enough was enough. Something had to change.
I had heard of Slimming World before but it wasn’t until I saw the amazing transformations in some of my friends that I decided to join. Even so, I have to admit that I was a bit pessimistic about joining. Nothing else worked so why should this? Boy, was I surprised!
My own personal journey began in January of this year. In my first week I noticed some dramatic results losing 7 ½ lbs and receiving my half stone award. Straight away my attitude began to change. I started to believe in Slimming World, and I started to believe in myself. My confidence was boosted and it spurred me to carry on. 7 months in and I have lost 2 ½ stone and I couldn’t be happier.
Slimming World has opened my mind to just how easy it can be to lose weight. I still manage to eat all of my favourite meals such as burgers and chips, curries and I’ve even started to make slimming world desserts. It’s fair to say since joining Slimming World I have NEVER been hungry.
By staying with the group, I have met some lovely people and picked up great hints and tips. I find IMAGE Therapy to be extremely informative and supportive. Every week there are lots of new recipes and ideas shared. Staying for group is vital to Slimming World success as it’s extremely motivating – everyone there is on the same journey.
In just 7 months, my attitude to Slimming World, food and myself has changed for the better. I feel happier, have more energy and am much more confident in myself. I had to get a whole new Summer wardrobe, as last year’s clothes were too big – I now enjoy going clothes shopping, knowing that I feel confident wearing nicely fitted clothes! I am especially looking forward to go dress shopping for my birthday in a few months’ time.
As I continue my journey I have every faith that I will succeed in maintaining my weight loss as I now have the knowledge and support from my Slimming World family. I hope to inspire my new group in the same way as my Consultant Orla has inspired me. If I can do it, then so can you!
To start your own Slimming World Journey, pop into to The PACE Centre, Passage West.
Every Wednesday 5.30pm and 7.30pm
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