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What started your SW journey.

#1
I was thinking today about the things that started me on my SW journey.

No 1 - Going into Mango, loving the clothes and not being able buy anything.

No 2 - Going to my friends Masked themed birthday party and thinking I looked nice and then saw the photo underneath. I was horrified at how large I was. I hate this photo, but in a strange was I'm very grateful for it.

What was your turning point?
 
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#2
Hey. Great idea to find out what makes people join SW.

Mine was a couple of photos. 1 was in fancy dress for my cousins birthday and the other was with another cousin and her little girl. Supposed to be a lovely photo but i see it and think how fat i look. Have lost over a stone since then. Alot off my face so its great to look back and know that it is working and if i stick to it i will get the rest off too.

xx
 
#3
I look really big in my graduation photo's, i hate seeing them in my mum and dads. Also keep bumping into my cousin who had a baby the same time as me and seeing how great she looks. Most of all though my size 16's were getting very tight on me...they are baggy now :D
 

judimac

Mad old Bat with Attitude
#4
My size 18 denims would hardly do up, and I could feel my belly resting on my thighs when I sat down :eek:
 
#5
Our holiday to Florida made me want to slim down but i didnt have any photos of myself on purpose and ive been doing SW for 5 months now and a work colleague brought from photos in this week of us dressed up for a football game in June and I was disgusted with myself ... How did i get so big?? So I am really really pleased that I am not as big as I was but it also made me think that maybe 5 stone off is not enough but will face that when it comes!!
 
#6
I was fed up of looking in the mirror and not liking what looked back at me. I also wanted to be able to enjoy shopping again and not change an outfit 3 times before going out because it made me look big.
 
#7
when i went to water park and spainish lifeguard pointed to my massive fat belly and said baby!!! i was soooo ashamed and been slimming since,
 
#9
This summer it really hit home how much my lack of confidence was stopping me doing things I wanted to do and living my life the way I used to. I'm hoping to get some of my old personality back with each pound I lose :)
 
#10
Went on a once-in-a-lifetime type holiday to Kenya, and couldn't stand to look at myself in ANY of the pictures, I just looked awful.

That kick started me into wanting to lose weight, joined the gym etc. Then about 6 months later my mate started SW, ate loads and lost loads... I thought, 'this looks like FAR less effort than the gym every night', and it was!!
 
#12
What made me start was definatley from looking at photos, I was horrified to see myself on one of my friends pub golf nights out. I was particulary horrified at my face and the size also of it and my tummy. You also notice in within yourself, a lack of confidence, going out shopping and stuggling to find flattering, nice clothes. Now I have started SW, it is not just a weight loss program, it has been a whole lifestyle change for me, I feel healthier, confident, even pretty next to my friends, and I love exercising and finding gorgeous outfits! I am particulary looking forward to putting on a lovely dress for my work do coming up and showing my new figure which many of my collegues are now enviable of. Of which last year, at the last work do, people did not even notice me.
 
#13
I knew I was slowly getting bigger, and had been for a while, but it was being prescribed 2 lots of VERY high dose steroids (over 50 times the 'standard' dose!) within the space of 6 months - and putting on well over a stone each time - that finally made me realise that I really had to do something about it before it continued to spiral and get out of control!

SO glad that I did, and SO glad that I chose SW!
 
#14
I've two reasons for starting SW.

1. The doctor told me I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and I want to sort that out for the sake of my kids.

2. I am sick of putting my life on hold because I have no confidence. I want to meet up with old friends, have a better social life etc but feel like I can't do it until I look a bit better. I wouldn't even go for a spray tan with my aunt because I was so ashamed of myself :(
 
#15
I decided to join SW at the beginning of July as I have been off sick from work since the end of January with severe depression and anxiety and from being a size 10 last summer I had put on weight and had been wearing size 12s with elasticated waistbands which were getting much tighter. As I am only just over 5' I didn't want to feel like Mrs 5 x 5! so decided I needed to lose about a stone in order to feel more comfortable and hopefully regain the confidence I'd lost since I stopped working.
It took me 3 attempts to actually walk through the door so I didn't actually start until end July rather than the beginning when I had decided to do something about it.
I am so glad I did eventually walk through that door after 3 weeks. I now have a circle of friends who I didn't have before and love going to classes. I should have been there this morning but couldn't make it because of the snow and realised how much the meetings mean to me because I was so disappointed that I couldn't get there.

Sorry for the essay but it all just came tumbling out, LOL!

Denise
 
#16
Seeing holiday photos of me this year made me realise how bid Id become. Ive always been a comfortable 12/14 but Ive slowly got bigger and bigger and am currently an 18/20.

I need to do this for me, to become more confident and happier within myself. Ive set myself a mini goal and am slowly working towards that! x
 
#17
Well mine was after I had Jacob 2007. I was having trouble with the pill, never been on it before and my bp went high and was goin dizzy. Went docs and was took off it and his words cut through me, at 20 I was horrified and was sobbing "frankly dear you need to lose weight", all I could say was "I know".... I decided to join slimming world the next week! I lost 2 and half stone.... Got bk with the ex as I looked sexy hot. We broke up last yr and I packed in smoking before that and I fell off the wagon. Now am back to square one, this time I'm doin it for me I wanna feel sexy again and I want to be thin before trying for another baby :) this time I feel focused... Hope to rejoin a group in new yr when I have money!
 
#19
The one person i felt totaslly comfortable with naked and loved to bits...called me a fat slag when we split up.....I looked in the mirror and realised he was right....about the fat bit anyhow! the next day i started sw
 
#20
Oh I love a good 'why are you here' thread.....

I think i had started and quit so many diets, it had super messed up my mind and i just could not think beyond the fact my weight was creeping up - and up and up and up and uppppp!

I went on holiday to Mexico and came back at the end of October 2009. The photos are gorgeous, but i wasnt happy with how i looked in any of them.....example below:



and i joined up the week i came back from holiday to find i was topping the scales at over 18 stone.

4 stone gone now though - and i am loving SW still....! xxx
 


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