I have been a member of Slimming World for 10 weeks now and I have lost 10 lbs in total. It has been a slow journey for me but I started with the commitment I would keep to plan and the attitude any weight loss is good.

I am a few pounds away from my stone award and I know I’ll never be slimmer of the week or month but am happy I am making progress. The weight loss journey for me is a marathon not a sprint. I was enthused today when a member in group reached her target and lost over 5 stones. It took about a year for her to do it but if she can, I can.

It’s hard not to be distracted and discouraged by huge losses other group members have while I’m on my slow, long journey but each of us is different and as long as the graph is headed in the right direction I am pleased to continue.

To make things a bit more interesting this week, we bought some Slimming World cook books and are planning a different menu to our coming week. With Easter and chocolate fever I hope I maintain or lose next Saturday. I don’t feel I need to deprive myself to lose weight and I can indulge in chocolate treats without losing control of my diet.