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So it finally happened.

I got the G Man to join Slimming World.

I’d like to brag that I managed to persuade him all by myself and that I was the sole voice of reason, bringing him to a moment of clear-headed enlightenment, but alas – no. He kind of figured it out himself. After quitting smoking 6 years ago, the weight had begun to creep up on him so he felt it was time to make some changes.

Of course, it was double delight for me. Not only was the other adult in the house following the same plan (making it SO much easier to stay on track) but also the adult THAT IS THE BEST COOK EVER was following the plan! No more worrying about making my own separate slimming world friendly dinner, no having to check my portions of food if I had to eat what the rest of the family were having. Now that he was following the plan, it was endless amounts of syn free dinners, snacks and delights. Honestly, its been great and I realise I’m very lucky to be married to a man who not only loves to cook but is very good at it.

I’m only HALF A FECKIN’ POUND away from getting my 3 stone award and after that, there’s just one measly stone to get me to my official target. The end is really in sight and whats lovely is I’m doing it with my other half – we can achieve it together. The kids are really benfiting too as there are so many vegetables, good lean protein and fruit being consumed in our house that we’ve never eaten so healthily.

Here are just a few of our meals from the last week or so – some are lunches and some evening meals – and I will post the recipes and links up for some of them soon (once I get them from the G Man. I don’t cook as you know so haven’t a clue how he made them!)

If anyone reading this is feeling like they want to get started with a weight loss plan (any one, not necessarily slimming world) and are worried they might not be able to manage it, trust me – give it a go – you’ll be glad you did. I’ve been doing this for nearly a year and have had lots of ups and downs and could have lost this weight sooner. But what I’ve learned is that it doesn’t matter how long it takes. Just keep going. If you’ve already started a new lifestyle and nutrition plan and it is going well, but maybe you’ve had some weak moments and given in to scrummy temptations, then DON’T be so hard on yourself, you’re only human. And you’re a long time dead. It’s okay to fall off the wagon. Just make sure you get back on it – its going somewhere good.

I can’t wait to get there.