So, I've decided to start a diary here - I've been a registered member since 2008, but have not posted anything until recently.
Like most of you, I'm sure, I have been trying to lose weight for most of my adult life...I've always been bigger...not fat per se, but bigger. Even when I look at pics of when I was younger, I was bigger built than others. I never used to weigh myself at all as I always went by how I felt in my clothes....Only, as the years went by I found myself buying bigger clothes.
I went from a 12 to a 20 in 3 years while I was with my then boyf. Lost some weight and was a happy size 14-16.
Met my now husband, that was 9 years ago. Lost weight for the wedding, got pregnant, gained weight, lost some weight, got pregnant again - luckily I didn't gain again - I was 21lbs lighter after having him. He's now a year old....(That 21lbs off came right back....)
That took me to 237lbs in June this year. I started calorie counting and would quite easily lose 7lbs...then a couple might come back, then a couple more off. I was miserable and so hungry...
So at 231lbs (16st 7lbs) in Aug this year I decided...enough is enough. I'd done Atkins before (Around 11-12 yrs ago) so I thought, I have nothing to lose except lbs.
31st Aug I started - Overall, been doing fantastically. Feel fantastic and initially lost amazingly. I have been on Atkins now for almost 11 weeks and am down 21.6lbs and today I entered into the 14's - I am now 14st 13.4lbs. I'm so pleased and very motivated at the moment!
I plan to log my food here and am always grateful of support and 'kicks up the backside'