Week four in my new Thursday night group, and I’m already feeling the benefits of Katrina’s full-tilt, gung-ho, I’m gonna get you to target if it kills me, you and wipes out half of Tiverton spirit. Some Consultants take the comforting, gentle approach which works well with nervous newbies (me, last year). Katrina however, bless her heart, gives it so much passion and welly that you can’t help but run out of her group screaming…
> Grrrrarrrr! I’m gonna take over the world!
And it’s that all-guns-blazing spirit that’s going to take me to my target weight of… er… um… haven’t quite decided that one yet.
Anyway, on Thursday night I was fired up once more by a 3 and a half pound weight loss, taking my total weight loss back over 10 stone and seeing off almost all of the amount I gained around my birthday. So when Katrina asked who was up for a challenge, my response was…
> Grrrrarrrr! Bring it ON!
She passed around a bag, containing stars with numbers on them. Each number represented a challenge on Katrina’s Challenge Board – because all good Consultants are part coach, part counsellor and part game show host. As Image Therapy kicked off, she revealed the challenges on the board. They were:
Eat at least 5 pieces of fruit or veg every day before any syns.
Drink at least 4 glasses of water each day.
Use a food diary, honestly, for 7 days.
Have at least 10 different Healthy Extra B’s this week.
Speed food – each day have at least 5 ‘S’ or ‘SS’ foods
No more than 10 syns each day for the next 7 days.
Cook a new Slimming World recipe this week. (can be a simple one!)
Do at least two Success Express days.
Donate £1 to charity for each pound gained.
- Katrina will give you £1 for each pound you lose!
Not surprisingly, there was only one star in the bag with number 10 on it. I drew number 7. But, as I was fired up and ready for action, cooking a new recipe just didn’t feel like enough, I felt the need to up the ante. So I threw down the gauntlet and offered a challenge of my own… If I manage challenges 1 through 8, then I qualify for challenge 10. She accepted my challenge and I ran away from the group screaming…
> Grrrrarrrr! Guess that buggers up my plans for going to the chippy tonight!
I’m now on day four of this insane mega slimming challenge and I have to say that for the most part it’s going rather well. It just requires a great deal more thought than usual, especially now I’m working on challenge 8 and trying to get my head around Success Express (that’s when you divide your plate up into thirds and have Original and Green in the same meal). So far, so good, so get your chequebook out, chief! Or pay me in HiFi Bars, either’s good.
So yeah, fired up and ready to rock. The only thing I need is some backing music. And when I think about pushing up the ante, only one song springs to mind. When you’re ready, Mr Kilminster: