Do I Give Up Now? #icandothis


Sitting at my in-laws house this evening I perused the daily paper. Granted it was not a broadsheet, but rather The Sun! Still, it can be an amusing read!

The middle page spread was rather alarming for me to read, given the last six months that I have devoted to healthy eating, and losing weight.


All these ‘Super Slimmers’, the faces that had been associated with various diet plans, such as Lighter Life, The Cambridge Diet, and Slimming World, who slipped back into the overweight depths after a couple of years.

Upon reading the article it claims that basically if you are planning on losing weight, then great, but most dieters tend to put it all back on, and then some within 2 years!


I must admit, the last time I lost a considerable amount of weight, it was hard to maintain the eating regime that had been set, and yes, I did slowly gain all the weight back, with a little extra on top.

Am I gonna allow this to happen to me again?

Am I planning on being one of their statistics for failure?

The answer to that is “No!”

I am aware that in order to keep my weight at the level I would like, I need to make sure I don’t lapse into the bad eating habits of the past. I actually enjoy eating meals the Slimming World way, and you have all seen the photos of the yummy food I have ingested recently!

Once I hit my last target, I won’t officially stay a member of Slimming World, but I have enough knowledge now to make better food choices. I will aim to get that little bit more active too so exercise does its part.

And in some way, I will continue to blog about it. Writing about my healthy living has been a huge inspiration to me, I always want to report a positive week, rather than a downer, saying I give up.

This way, hopefully, two years down the line, I can look back and say “Whatever!” to those researchers, “Look at me, still slim after losing all that weight two years ago!”

There is a documentary about these Slimmers tomorrow which I plan to watch too, so maybe I’ll get some more pointers about what not to do, in order to maintain my weight!





52 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. blissfullyfitmom
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 17:48:25

    These individuals may have put their weight back on, but there are thousands out there who have successfully lost weight and kept it off. You are in the right frame of mind to do just that. I wish you luck!

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  2. Bee Halton
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 20:26:11

    You go girl!!!!!

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  3. dearanonymousfriend
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 16:35:20

    Oh, I needed to read this! Ten years ago, I lost several pounds. I needed to. We were living in California then, and it is the land of the skinny, stylish and then there was me…. I lost weight only to move to the South, land of butter, and fried chicken, sweet tea and biscuits…. and guess what? After a few years it is back, but, I am in better condition and we are now trying to get that weight off… now I just have to avoid that wonderful Southern style of cooking!

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  4. Osyth
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 10:59:49

    But you are eating healthily, you are allowing yourself some treats and you are not being totally and foolishly restrictive. In short you are being sensible and allowing slow weight loss …. quite different to embarking on the Cambridge dust and air diet and losing hugely only to go back to normal food and getting blasΓ© and being like a kid let out of boarding school for the summer and finding the self on holiday in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory …. of course it is hard then to maintain the svelte figure. Keep doing what you are doing – it is extremely inspiring to those reading about your achievements and speaks volumes for common sense and a good support group

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  5. Judy E Martin
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 08:57:33

    I know that when I lost a large amount of weeight in the past, I slowly lapsed back into bad habits anf now I have got to lose it all again. Thhis time though it does not seem to want to budge!
    I also will not give up! I know that you will keep at it, and continue to be an inspiration to others too,
    I hope you on keep on posting as it will help others to keep going πŸ™‚

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  6. syl65
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 06:18:57

    Keep it up Sister and those statistic makers can eat their words! You have been doing great with changing your eating mindset and not letting the malteasers get the best of you! πŸ™‚

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  7. Julz.......artist, blogger, photographer, graphic designer
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 02:54:35

    I wish you well, I spent 2 years shedding the weight , then an injury stopped me from exercising and the weight very quickly piled back on and then the extra weight came with it. It’s easy to put it on and damn difficult to get it off.

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  8. keen peach
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 00:38:49

    Well when you hit your goal you may no longer be a member of slimming world but you will still be a member in MY world and we are going to keep each other in check!

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  9. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 00:36:49

    I think the key is being mindful, and you are. You are very conscientious, and I’m sure you’ll maintain your success. All the best, Ritu! πŸ™‚ xo

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  10. TanGental
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 00:14:18

    I have that same worry but I intended taking it a day at a time and seeing if I can’t keep the healthy ways – I’m sure you will too

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  11. willowdot21
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 00:04:11

    Ritu you are doing so well with this diet as long as you are sensible and use the learned knowledge you will keep the weight loss. I do know this from personal experience. Eat well exercise and be positive !! ❀ ❀

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  12. willowdot21
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 00:00:30

    What a nightmare Sis I think I posted tomorrow post instead of scheduling!! Hopefully I have cancelled it now and rescheduled for tomorrow ..what a twit I am ..can you tell if it has been taken away πŸ’œβ€πŸ’›πŸ’œβ€πŸ’›

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  13. Becky Ellis
    Feb 13, 2017 @ 23:48:40

    Don’t let anything discourage you…you should be very proud of yourself for all you’ve accomplished! Keep on keepin’ on!

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  14. Erika Kind
    Feb 13, 2017 @ 22:38:41

    The problem is that many people are torturing themselves until they finally reach their weight and then they think they can act like before the diet…. doesn’t work! Because the eating habits before cause the over-weight! I am sure that you won’t gain your weight back. You are too determined to keep it and proud about your achievement, Sis!!!

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  15. pensitivity101
    Feb 13, 2017 @ 22:25:41

    Quick fixes, and they believe they can go back to their old eating habits. Been there, done that myself. We have to re-educate ourselves, enjoy our food, and only dally with the ‘bad stuff’ occasionally. We don’t have to deny ourselves. However, if someone is going to go back to takeaways, burgers, and doughnuts all the time, then that’s their foolishness. A friend from years ago (and former Slimmer of the Year) put on 17lbs over Christmas due to her alcohol intake. Makes you think. Stick with it Ritu, even if it gets tough. I am!

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