This week’s prompt from is talking about diets. Growing up I never had a problem with weight. I could eat what I wanted and never really put on any weight.

When I was at the post office, and cycling everywhere, I could eat whatever I wanted, but the moment the exercise stopped, I became a lot heavier. At my heaviest I was thirteen stone.

The trouble is, I am an emotional eater, and tend to eat late at night.

I joined a slimming group, not only for me, but I was worried about my daughter. Not that I didn’t love her either way, but I was more worried about her health.

She lost three stone, and got pregnant. I found a way of eating, and getting into a size ten. It was a great feeling, being able to go to a shop without rifling through the size twenty clothes.

I stopped going last year, as I wasn’t in the right mindset to keep my healthy eating going. I should go back, as I have put on a stone since leaving. The one good thing about the weekly meetings, is knowing you are not so alone in your journey, and that if you slip, you don’t have to go down the whole mountain.

losing weight is easier than keeping to that size. When you are dieting, you know that it will help to lose pounds, but when you are happy with your size, there are days when you think you can have that chocolate bar. Once you start, it just keeps on going.

I know how eat healthy, I’ve done it before.

The trouble is healthy food is more expensive and shops always sell the chocolate just at the right eye line. At a time where everything costs more, you are more likely to choose the wrong thing.

I think it is time to go back to my slimming group, even if it is to talk to like minded people, and get back to dieting.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

One thought on “Diets

  1. Hi Diana, I agree it is harder to keep at target than to get there in the first place. I’m struggling now, but mostly it’s my own fault as I comfort eat and sweet stuff is my biggest enemy and craving! I’m with Slimming World but with Covid haven’t attended meetings and opted for texting in my weight. Honesty is the best policy and I’ve reported good and bad, but managed to keep within my target parameters. As from July, I will no longer be able to do that, but may be able to continue my membership on line. If not, then I shall let my membership lapse and go it alone. Good luck!

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