Tipping the scales.

What a difference a year makes. The cardigan can only hide so much!

I’ve joined Weight Watchers…again. I know, I know, I said I’d never do it, but the scales had ticked over to my dreaded number and I had to take action. 

It was the number that makes me say “No more”. 

The number that makes me say “Katie, what the hell are you playing at?”. 

The number that makes me run to the nearest Weight Watchers meeting to declare allegiance to the points system and swear never to eat peanut butter again. 

So back I am, handing money over to a not particularly slim woman to tell me how much I weigh on her scales, which seem to be completely different to those I have at home. 

Talk about a way to boost self esteem on a Wednesday lunch time. 

Back I go to trying really hard until about 3pm when my brain says “but chocolate would taste soooo good right now”. 

Back I go, four weeks in wondering whether I should just stay the slightly frumpy size I am because being on a diet is, let’s face it, boring and hard. 

I must admit though I’m having some difficulty with getting into the swing of it this time. 

I have realised since my last stint, thanks to the joy of articles posted on Facebook (that’s how everyone does their research right??) that most fat isn’t actually bad for you and low fat products are probably worse.  

I’ve realised that ‘diet’ drinks generally contain some rubbish sweeteners which, let’s face it, aren’t great for you and don’t taste good. (The research on how bad they actually are for you differs greatly however). 

I’ve realised that I have no time for cooking lovely meals when I get home because if I don’t get Charlotte in bed by 7.15 bedtime is fucked until about 11pm and I’m ready to kill. 

I’ve also realised that trying to loose weight on a diet whilst also trying to get my head around a gluten free diet is pretty impossible. 

I’ve also realised (although I did know this before) that cooking for one is utterly shit and generally ends in loads of food waste, a fairly dull meal and usually a way too late dinner time so I don’t enjoy it anyway. 

So I have to find away to get through the next two months (it was a three month pass) and lose weight without following the plan at all. Easy huh!

The reason for this particular blog post with added awful photos is so I have some accountability, other than lying to the woman who asks me how my weeks been every week. 
I will get back to feeling happy and healthy in my own skin and now is the time to do it…just maybe not how the slimming clubs would want me to do it. 

Still not perfect but way less lumps and bumps than now!

Can it be done? Share your hints and tips in the comments please! You’re all in the circle of trust now  (mines quite a round circle at the mo!), I need your help! 


  1. Laura Day

    22/06/2016 at 10:08 pm

    I don’t have any tips at all because I’m in the same boat, except that I’d say my boat is sinking with the weight rather more rapidly than yours and you really don’t look like you have too much to worry about on the photos! Merely saying that millions of us find it very difficult and I have zero motivation other than procrastinating to “be good next week.” I think my tipping point was a week ago, when hurriedly trying to get ready for the first night out in I don’t know how long, for a formal dinner requiring nice dress. I literally couldn’t fit into most things in my wardrobe and ended up going out in a rather stretchy material, constantly tweaking it down, sucking in my stomach all evening, even despite the spanx! Also caving in to buying a couple of cheap things in a size up from my normal biggest ever size because nothing fits and I need to look vaguely presentable for work.
    I’m hoping to see some miracle magic tips on here, but sadly know it’s basically down to eat less and move more!

    1. theperfectjuggler

      22/06/2016 at 10:22 pm

      Yep, I unfortunately know that is the only magic cure too. I just really want to focus on a good, healthy lifestyle so I avoid the ups and downs rather than a diet per se. I could also do with an extra hour in the day (that also came with a babysitter) so I could do the move more bit too! I think we all have warped senses of what we really look like. Looking objectively at my photos I know it’s not that bad but I just want to feel comfortable in my own body. Maybe take some photos and do the same? You have a fantastic body shape Laura!! xx

  2. Sarah

    23/06/2016 at 6:30 am

    Well Katie, you know I’ve been on the same mission for the last 9 1/2 months and lost a successful 4 and 1/2 stone well until this week…. Holiday week oh
    My tummy knows Is going to be bad when I face the slimming world scales (if I do) come Monday evening.. Been having lot of normal food with a side portion on salad (before holiday)! You look great to me, but I still have a problem with my self image as I still see the size 20/22 and not the 12/14 I am today.. You know where I am we can take the girls to the park or walk Sophie.. Your amazing person. Xxx

    1. theperfectjuggler

      23/06/2016 at 6:46 am

      Thanks Sarah, your journey has been amazing to watch and it will prob just take time to adjust to the incredible change. So proud of you! xx

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