It’s a Date

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A strain, to move, her weight had always been something of an issue.

Helen tried to diet many times, but they never ended in success. She was determined, this time, to lose the weight. Her daughter was getting married. Nothing fit. She walked into shops, out again, feeling even more embarrassed. Red faced, the sizes weren’t even stretching to her hips.

‘You’re lovely as you are Mum,’ Shelly said, giving her mum a cuddle.

‘No, enough is enough. I can’t breathe properly when I walk up the stairs, or keep up with Lisa. I want to be around when my granddaughter grows up.’

‘Maybe we could try together, I need to lose a few pounds to get in my wedding dress. We could join a slimming group.’

‘I’m not sure I could do that.’

‘How about just doing the diet, I mean research what we need to do, then just do it. We could each put some money in a jar, treat ourselves to something special if we do it.’

‘I would love to be able to buy that dress, it looks so glamorous. I’ve not been a size fourteen for so many years.’

‘I’ll buy it, and we’ll hang it upstairs. Every time you look at it, you will think about how great you will look in it.’

Helen shoulders lifted.

She hugged her daughter, squeezing her tight. ‘That would be lovely, how about we celebrate with a cup of coffee, no sugar.’

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.

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