IMG_0288“Hello, my name is Martin and I am fat”

So, on the 23rd April 2015 I bit the bullet and joined my local Slimming World group. It has been a long time coming as I really need to lose a lot of weight, about 7st should do it, nothing like a good challenge!!

I am 43 and when I married the love of my life, 21 years ago, I was just under 16 stone, fit, healthy and enjoying a very active lifestyle. I became a dad 2 years later and then it started, the downward spiral of convenience food, finishing off kids food, turkey twizzlers and the sudden lack of time for anything other than doing the best job in the world, being a Dad!

So I’ve finally took the plunge, this is it, time to get me back. Time to lose this weight, wear the clothes I want to wear, get back on the beach and get surfing!! Yes that’s my first goal. I go on holiday in August and plan to have lost enough weight to hit the surf, without sinking anything but the biggest of Stand Up paddle boards!!

So this is my blog, my weight loss journey. I am determined to do this and with the help of Slimming World and my passion for food & cooking, I plan to “eat myself thin” xx


4 thoughts on “About

    SlimmingItMyWay (TishTash) said:
    June 17, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Hi there! Loving your blog post and your progress so far! I started off at just under 22 stone and have lost over 7 stone so far, got another 3ish to go. Love finding other people on their healthy journey as it spurs me on to keep going! Hopefully we can swap tips and ideas?I love how enthusiastic you are about cooking stuff and have seen pictures of your food on Twitter. Help me be a gourmet healthy cook! 🙂

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    Trish said:
    January 11, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Do u have fb page

    Liked by 1 person

      theslimmingman responded:
      January 11, 2016 at 1:12 am

      No not at the moment. I am on Twitter and Instagram though 🙂


    Hannah Porter said:
    January 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Really inspired by reading this. Thank you.
    After a year of prescribed steroids and excuse after excuse to put off starting this is it.
    I cant get to group but will join online and I will start my journey to a happier healthier lighter me.
    Thank you. Xx

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