Thursday, 15 January 2009

My 'real job'.....

You know I don't think I've ever mentioned my 'real job'. I say it like that because its what I say if people ask 'what do you do?' Apart from replying 'as little as possible', LOL I work for a slimming club. Can you imagine explaining to the general population 'I make and design teddy bears'. Been there before and its just not worth trying to explain. It was even worse when I just made miniatures, the look on their faces, not one of admiration of the size, more 'how much!!!!!' Anyways, this year is a special one for me with slimming club, as its ten years since I lost my weight. I've lost 5 stone (70lbs) altogether and its the year I started the club too. I have so many wonderful members, but losing weight is such an issue year, after year, seeming to get worse, not better.

I hate to say it, healthy filling food, lots of..... a few treats and a pinch of willpower and a real wanting to do it attitude, thats how to do it. Also sharing and understanding from those around you, its too hard on your own. I've put a few pounds on over Christmas and they show no signs of going, even though I'm back to healthy eating and walking. Sigh...things never change, at least I know what has got to be done. More healthy eating, more walking and less treats, for a few weeks at least. To any of you out there, from someone whos been there, good luck if you need to lose weight!

3 comments:

tattered 'n torn prims said...

I'm with ya sista!!! Losing weight is the pits....a constant struggle for me!!! Hip hip hooray for you for such success....and for keeping it off!!! What a fun "real job" to have!!!

Stace

Amanda said...

Hiya Stace. I think a lady summed it up yesterday. She said what she could'nt get her head around, because she did not want to, was its not a quick fix, latest 'diet', its long term small changes, that add up. Like I say to my members if you go 'on' a diet, you've got to come off it somewhere along the line. I love wine, so that means I don't eat chocolate, which I love, wine won! I'm lucky I love veg and salad, so I fill up on that with pasta, fish or chicken. I eat very big portions, just filling, healthy food. If I do have high calorie food, like pie, then its a small portion with a mountain of veg! Not being hungry or too strict is the key. Ha ha, its only took me a decade to come to terms with how it should be! Roll on tonight, wine and a....small portion of takeaway curry, yipeeeeee!

ginger said...

Hi Amanda- I identified with your response to the question "What do you do?" It requires some finesse to not answer a question about something you so dearly love doing because very few people immediately 'get' it. Good luck with the slimming! Hang in there!