A Long Way Down

So, after forever of trying to muddle through and do it myself at home, I joined a Slimming World group this evening.

I’ve been to so many of these things before and always felt pretty matter-of-fact about it. I’ve certainly never been emotional at the scales, which is what happened tonight. The consultant asked me what I wanted to weigh, and I burst into tears. Then he showed me the kind of range that I might think about and I cried again. Not because I’m so overweight now, but because of seemingly impossible challenge of having so much I need to lose.

Slimming World’s great in that it’s all about choosing personal goals and weights we’re comfortable with.

But whatever I chose, achieving anything reasonable just seemed a very, very long way down.

I’m hoping that the high emotion is a sign that this time it might just work.