I have decided enough is enough ever since I finished school and went away to college then onto university I put on weight. My weight went from a healthy and active size 10, 9 and a half stone 16 year old who could never imagine being overweight to a 16 stone 8 lb 25 year old. I have managed to maintain my weight for almost 3 years but just feel so let down with myself that I haven't lost weight,
I had a lovely little boy, Patrick on 26th June who is now almost 6 weeks old. During my pregnancy I put on 2 stone however lost this in the couple of weeks after he was born, mainly due to being too busy to eat haha.
Since having my son I am more determined than ever to lose the excess weight. I feel as if my weight has been holding me back the past few years confidence wise and I do not want my weight to impact my sons life. Already I find myself avoiding photographs as I feel like I would look horrible in them. I am worrying about having his christening which should be happening in September as in the photos I will look huge. I would love to be able to take him swimming when he is a bit older without feeling really self conscious
I am still healing from the birth and find it hard to do too much walking at the moment but I am hoping to be able to walk further over the next weeks to help with the weight loss. I am sure this will be good for little man as well.
My plan is to stick to 1500 calories a day and walk a mile or two a day with the pram at first, I will then gradually increase my exercise. I have worked out a 2lb a week weight loss will mean I could be at 9 and a half stone by my 26th birthday next July. My first goal is to get to 16 stone by 5th September for a wedding. My next goal will be 14 stone by 13th November as this will be mine and my partners 5 year anniversary and the weight I was when we met.
Any advice from others would be greatly appreciated, this time I want to stick to it 100 percent