Fat Mama Slim – A Weight Loss Challenge

So here I am. Overweight. Still carrying all those extra tonnes pounds I put on through pregnancies. Feeling sluggish and unhappy with the way I look and feel. Feeling ashamed of myself for letting things get this far. Feeling guilty for all the crap I ate in my first pregnancy which saw me pile on just over 3 stone (42lbs) and most of which I am still carrying 9 years later. 

On August 2nd 2014 I will take to the sky for the 2nd time as I jump out of a plane in Memory of Matilda Mae and raising money for The Lullaby Trust.

Last year I felt uncomfortable. I struggled to pull my legs up and lets face it, the extra weight didn’t help.

I know I need to lose the weight. I have tried on numerous occasions, but I get bored. I get fed up of not shoving my face with cake having my favourite foods. So I give up and become an even bigger failure.

I don’t want to go on an extreme diet – that’s not teaching my girls anything good, but I want to change the way I eat. I want to eat more healthy foods and be within a healthy weight range for my height.

I am currently 160lbs at just under 5 foot 4 inches tall. My goal weight is 120lbs.

I want to lose those 40 oh so stubborn pounds before we skydive, in 20 weeks time! That means I need to lose 2lbs a week!

The Plan:

  • Eat better foods – Cut down on the carbs, eat better proteins, fruits and vegetables. Snack on nuts instead of cake.
  • Drink more water – water in tea doesn’t count.
  • Exercise more –  a one hour session of PT at Physio is not enough! Start some classes, swimming, running etc.
  • Walk more – try to walk more instead of taking the car.

The Stats: 

  • Start Weight: 160lbs
  • Target Weight: 120lbs
  • Total Target Weight Loss: 40lbs
  • Start Waist Measurement: 39.4 inches


So what do you reckon? Can it be done? Will you support me so I don’t fall at the first hurdle?

Fat Mama Slim



  1. March 3, 2014 / 11:42 am

    Good luck! You certainly sound like your head is in the right place to be doing this and I think being determined is half the battle. I’ve been on a low calorie diet for four months and I’m losing it slowly but surely. You can so do this and what an amazing goal you have to aim for 🙂

    • March 3, 2014 / 11:51 am

      Thank you lovely! The weight needs to come off anyway, so I thought what better excuse to do it 🙂 xx