I’m Mrs D… or at least I will be.
At the ripe old age of 26 (shut up, I’m aware I’m not that old) I’ve been in a pretty much constant battle with my weight and my self-esteem used to be a consistent victim of collateral damage. After University, I settled into working life and the pounds piled on and on. When it got to a certain point I’d make a concentrated effort and get a bit of it off… then it’d creep back on and the cycle continued.
In September 2011, I was lucky enough to find my soulmate and unlucky enough to find him 80 miles away. Every weekend, after 5 days away from each other, there was no way me and Mr D were going to spend time cooking of all things. Just under a year later, I made the biggest move of my life, I got a new job, left all I had known behind and trundled into Chester to start the next chapter of my life and with it, the latest round of weight loss. This time, with Slimming World.
Between us, Mr D and me lost a whopping 140lbs between us, I lost 3st 8lb and got to a nicely rounded 10st for the first time since I was about 13. We won all the awards you can think of, Man and Woman of the Year, Couple of the Year, Biggest Loser (Mr D, not me!) and all that other stuff and it felt awesome. Too awesome. We stopped going in November 2013 and it came piling back on – the vast majority of it for Mr D and just over 2st for me.
Now, 2014 and we have just over a year before we have our fairytale castle wedding on November 15 2015 and we need to re-do what we did through 2013. This is my own version of Image Therapy – helps me stay on track, helps me focus and share some recipes and tips on getting through the journey and staying on the other side once I get there! I’m hoping it will also help me let off some steam with the wedding planning… while I’m normally very placid, I imagine that will change as the big day approaches.
Let’s do it!