HELP!!! My 11 week grueling challenge #SlimmingforSkydive

After signing up for the Skydiving challenge I got a phone call from the company doing the skydive telling me I’m too heavy, by about 2 stone,  i.e. 18 kg more than their maximum weight for women.

I was shocked, devastated and very upset to hear this!  Gutted that I’d psyched myself up to do the jump and then be told I can’t because of something I don’t like about myself anyway.

In that split second I did the sums- 11 weeks left and 18kg to loose. That’s just about doable …with lots of will power and exercise.

I asked them to keep me on the list, saying I will be at their max weight by the jump.

What have I done?!

My challenge to conquer my vertigo has morphed into a double challenge- loose 2 (UK) stones/18 kg/28 lb AND jump from a plane. It’s 11 weeks of grueling work, not “just” a day of exhilaration.

I have images of the Biggest Loser type bootcamp and starving myself.

I need help!

As I tweeted my conundrum, Fliss and Natalie, two local friends, volunteered to support me in weekly weigh-ins and doing some exercise together. They promised to crack the whip.

Sandra, from Thinking Slimmer has also come to my rescue and is donating her time and access to her highly acclaimed slimpods.

I already do a weekly pilates class and have been looking at going swimming once or twice a week for ages… now I need to Just Do It!

Please spare me a thought, a comment and some donations to The Lullaby Trust to support me!
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Join me in my efforts?

It would mean a lot to me if you could sponsor my efforts even with a £1…or more. ;o)

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Comments

  1. Jackie says:

    You can do this!!

    • Mumonthebrink says:

      Thank you Jackie! I truly hope I can! It’s going to be a tough ride, but I am willing to give it ALL that I have to succeed for such an important cause.

  2. Ohh now I see!! :) you can do this!! And I will sponsor you!!

    • Mumonthebrink says:

      Thank you for the support! I think it’s people’s belief in me that will get me to do it. :-)

  3. Sometimes a challenge brings along another one. The good thing here is that the second challenge is brought by such a good reason : the skydive for Matilda Mae, that it should give you the extra boost you need for it as you don’t want to let people down. You can do both !

    • Mumonthebrink says:

      Yes indeed! The two are both BIG things for me and both requiring a LOT. That’s why I’ve set a BIG fundraising goal too.

      I hope I can honour a beautiful little angel, Matilda Mae with my efforts and help parents who sadly follow in the footsteps of Matilda Mae’s parents through the support for them the money will buy.

      No money will bring these cherished babies back, but we can at least help those devastated by such unexpected loss to rebuild their lives and find a new normal.

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