A S&S Success Poem by Amanda Fogarty

I’ve been on so many diets before,
In fact so many Ive now lost score.
I’ve tried every diet, both old and new,
Weight watchers, slimming world and 5.2.

Slim fast, dukan and south beach diet,
If you can name it, I have tried it.
But I’m a pig, I admit it, it’s true,
I’d lose a pound, then put on two.

I’d look in the mirror and hate what I saw,
so feeling depressed, I’d stuff myself more.
I tried Cambridge first, but the price was to high,
so I thought ‘slim and save’ I’ll give that a try.

I placed my first order, I’d nothing to lose,
so many flavours, what should I chose.
The first one I tried was a forest fruit shake,
I nearly puked, I thought what a mistake.

but cookies and cream, I enjoyed every bit,
and toffee and caramel, they were a hit.
and the lemon yoghurt my absolute fave,
so I decided I’d stick with slim and save.

The first days were hard, I have to admit
but on day 3, I peed on a stick.
I know I was naughty so don’t give me grief,
but ketosis was here, what a relief.

I no longer felt like I wanted to cry
the hunger was gone, I felt on a high.
I got on the scales the very next day,
again I was naughty, but what can I say.

With all the support, I was never alone
and off came the weight, first a pound then a stone.
I’m feeling so good, I’m now at my goal,
I no longer eat loads, and stuff my cake hole.

I’m a much fitter mum, and a slimmer wife,
thanks slim and save, you changed my life. xxx

Poem by Amanda Fogarty


  1. Amazing! this resonates with so many of us, you have truly captured the soul of every dieter in here. You’re an insightful poet, rock on!

  2. Thanks so much for this, I really laughed when I read it, especially the ‘peeing on a stick’. I agree with the comments about the shakes too, really good, well done 🙂

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