I've been a Slimming World member on (and off!) for the past decade. I’ve moved around a lot and have been to Slimming World groups across Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
Over the years I’ve had some great losses but in the past couple of years I got into the habit of joining, losing the same half a stone, attending for three weeks, having a bad week (and letting it turn into two and three, and so on!) and then being too ashamed to return. My feeling of failure grew, as I grew.
With my 30th approaching and my self-esteem at an all-time low and my weight at the highest, I joined Samantha’s group in Radcliffe, Manchester. I must have heard the New Member Talk 20 times in the past 10 years but with Samantha something just ‘clicked’. The group were extremely welcoming, telling me not to worry and their friendliness and humour put me instantly at ease. I felt like I’d walked into a family reunion!
I left group that evening with a head full of ideas. I had a great few weeks and recently got my 1 stone award – it’s the first blue sticker I’ve received in well over 2½ years. I’ve got a long journey ahead of me but the fact that Sam and all my friends from my group are on the bus ride with me, makes me much more certain that I won’t be 'getting off' a stop too early!
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