I've never been a skinny minnie, to put it mildly. I'm not all that unfit - I can swim a 5k, and do a 3 1/2 hour Zumbathon without actually keeling over, but the only thing I can run is a bath, and while I can swim, me in a swimming costume is not a pretty sight. So it's time for a change.
I've dieted in the past, who hasn't? Sometimes I've lost weight, but eventually I fall off the wagon, usually with a fairly hard bump, and it all goes back where it came from. I've been a member of a gym, but I get bored after a fairly short time, when I realise I can't read on a treadmill, and I don't like looking at myself in the mirrors. (I don't mind Zumba, I can't see myself in the community centre's breezeblock walls, and everyone is so NICE it doesn't matter that I wobble even when I shouldn't).
So, time for a change of approach. I've always had a slightly wobbly relationship with food. It's been my comfort, and it's been my downfall. I craved pepperoni pizza while I was pregnant with Squeaky, and the cravings still haven't gone, despite the fact she's 5!
I was offered the chance to join in a trial with Thinking Slimmer, who are the people behind the Slimpod. They've given me (and a group of other amazing bloggers) the chance to try out the Slimpod for ourselves, in return for sharing with them how we are getting on. You know me though, I can't keep that to myself, I'm going to tell you as well.
Truth be told, I have kept it to myself for a little while, I wasn't sure whether you'd really want to know. But I've been listening to the lovely Trevor, a cognitive hypnotherapist, before I go to sleep (and often while I'm asleep) for the last few weeks, and I'm honestly noticing a difference. I'm not snacking so much, I'm choosing different foods, healthier foods, and I'm making better choices. It's slightly strange being part of a group, but being remote from them, kind of the opposite to slimming clubs. But for me it works. I've come to the conclusion that you can't change for anyone other than yourself, and that includes competing with others. I'll never be you, you'll never be me, it's a waste of good energy to try. But I can be the best me, and I'm using my slimpod to help me be the best me I can.
Want to join me? Well, don't go away, there's something exciting coming very soon!