Confessions of a Weight Loss Expert

‘Practice what you preach’…….hmmmm……that’s a phrase that frequently pops into my head.  The reality is that I try very hard NOT to ‘preach’- my job is to encourage, motivate, inspire and coach people to lose weight ,and on the whole I am very successful in helping people to achieve their weight loss dreams. One of my members who suffers from MS achieved her goal weight this year; she lost a total of over 8 stones. Another member who has ME lost a total of 111 lbs. And these are just 2 of the many incredible successes that I have witnessed this year in my weight loss meetings. It’s amazing to watch these people take control of their eating habits and make such positive changes to their health and their lives. And it’s great to know that I have helped them to achieve what they thought was impossible.

So if I am able to help others, why, oh why can’t I help myself???

OK-so here is a quick summary of my weight loss journey so far. I have always had a weight issue-I was overweight as a child, and had a very dodgy relationship with food (maybe more about this in later blog posts) which started when I was around 12 and flourished during my teens and into my twenties. After I had my second child I was at my very heaviest and plucked up the courage to join Weight Watchers, and WOW what a revelation that was! I learnt so much, began to alter my relationship with food and lost 63lbs in less than a year.  I felt ‘normal’ for the first time and thought I would live happily ever after as a size 12.

WRONG!  Well not totally wrong, as I maintained my weight happily for around 12 years. 7 years after I had joined weight Watchers I became a Leader and felt that I had found my vocation.  All was well in my world. But…..some of you will know exactly what I mean when I say: ‘life got in the way’ and I ‘lost the plot’ and over the course of a few years my weight gradually crept up by around 28 lbs. And  for the last few years I just CANNOT for the life of me, seem to get a handle on it.

So I guess I should be honest with you, dear BLOG, and let you know that I am just using you. I am using you to help me discover why it is, that whilst I know exactly WHAT to do in order to lose weight, I  seem to be incapable of getting on and DOING it.

And there is something else I want to share with you my new friend Mr BLOG- I know I am not the only one who has ‘dieters block’- so maybe together we will discover ways of overcoming my inability to ‘get my head in the right place’? And if we do that successfully we may be able to help others who are in a similar predicament.

I think that is enough confessing for now……………..




  1. Karen · September 1, 2014

    Congratulations on your first blog Anna! You are an inspiration in so many ways and I hope that this blog will provide a step towards ‘the answer’ for you and those who will be your many followers xxx


  2. Julia Whitney · September 2, 2014

    Anna, I know exactly what you mean!
    The last few months have been so stressful & I’ve swung from not wanting to eat, back to eating anything that isn’t tied down!

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  3. Sylvia Daniel · September 2, 2014

    Anne with out your support we would never have got to goal
    After reading your blog I was in tears you help so many people what can we do to help you now.
    Staying at goal isn’t easy as we have all found out
    Take care love Sylvia xx

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  4. rubymcguire · September 5, 2014

    Oh yeah, definitely been losing the plot of late lol. Back on it now though as you’ll see on your more recent post! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. jackiri · September 13, 2014

    Reblogged this on jackiri and commented:
    Hi Anna, thanks for being so honest and at the same time inspiring us by knowing you’re facing the same demons xxx


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