Monday 23 November 2015

Weigh to Go

I've been going to Slimming World for about a year, and I've lost a stone; its not a fantastic weight loss, but I was pleased with it, and it's a lovely group so I enjoy the meetings.

We do a raffle, and every week we used to flaff around looking for somewhere to put the money and the tickets, so a while ago I made two drawstring bags

My consultant's line manager saw them and asked me to make her a set too

And could I make a set of weights as well?

The idea is that if someone is despondent that they've only lost 1 or 2 pounds in a week they can pick up the appropriate bag and realise how much less they are carrying around - they add up to a stone, so I made a 1 stone bag too - and, now that I've had to carry it all to the car for the meeting,  I'm feeling much better about my weight loss, flipping heck, 14 pounds is heavy!!!!
So this week, if you'll excuse the pun (which only works in the UK), I've made pounds, I've earned pounds, and hopefully I've lost a few as well!!!


  1. I found your pounds and put them right on my belly. It's a bad place to carry them - I need to find someone else to give them to ! ;) Cute bags - I love the idea of the pound bags to give people a little taste of exactly what they're losing ... one time I had to carry a 10kg bag of flour into the kitchen and it made me think ... OMG my body must be screaming carrying all this crap (my fat, not the flour, LOL) - even a 10 or 20 pound loss would help so much! I did lose a big chunk years ago but then I regained it in about 2 1/2 days, sigh. Congrats to you on your loss - slow and steady wins the race!

  2. I love the idea of these weight bags. The other bags will be very handy, too.

    I totally agree with Sandra that slow and steady wins the race. One time my doctor wanted me to lose 10 kg (22 pounds) in a year. When I saw him again the following year I had only lost 1kg. I expected to get a lecture, but he just said 'well, at least you are heading in the right direction'. I'm not going to tell you what direction I have been heading in since then, but just be glad you are heading in the right one :)

  3. Congrats on losing your stone.

  4. some of your pounds seem to have found their way to me! Well done on the weight lost they say losing it slowly it is more likely to stay off.
    Bags and stone weights a good idea to share with the group

  5. Love the bags! I want some for my group too!!!

  6. Congratulations on losing that stone Benta, better off than on as they say!

    I think the weight bags are a brilliant idea :)

  7. Those bags are a great idea. And congrats on losing a stone :)

  8. Love this idea Benta! Years ago, I spent a year working weight off & had the best feeling as I carried a bag of dog food out of the feed store, realizing it weighed less than I had managed to shed! A memory that will always stick with me.


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