Hi, I'm new here
I've looked at this website from time to time when wanting to find out the calories in something or advice on something... but I wanted to finally set up my own profile here so I can not only track my own progress but also chat with others here.
About 7 yrs ago around 2004-2005 I was 21 and I was at my heaviest, at 15stone. I only weighed myself once when I was that big... I saw the number 15 and didn't want to weigh myself again. I was a Uni student and I would buy bigger clothes rather than realise I needed to diet. I was drinking with my friends and eating pizza, burgers, chips, chocolate... all the rubbish my Mum and Dad *never* gave me when I was growing up. I went 7hrs away to Uni and just ate so badly and it was like I didn't even notice how big I was getting. My weight just went up and up... fast. So after that time, I went abroad and lost weight easily, I lost 3 stone as soon as I started eating better around 5-6 yrs ago..I didn't even consciously try to lose it then to be honest...it just came off as soon as I finished living with friends at Uni. Then I lost another stone around 2007 and then I settled at about 11.5stone for a while - too big for my height of 5ft 5. I need to be 10.7st to have a healthy BMI. :)
I got married a year & a half ago and got to my lightest at 9st 10lb. I felt amazing.. I was confident about my body for the very first time. I dieted for a few months up to my wedding which is when I got down from 11st (where I seem to stay quite easily unless I'm careful) to 9st 10lb. After my wedding, I was more relaxed about the way I looked - I wasn't eating badly, but I had lots of dinner parties with friends and drank too much wine etc and didn't exercise, so my weight crept back up to 11.7stone in the past year.
Now I'm back in control of things again and I am getting closer to the weight I was when I got married. I actually want to get to about 9st 5lb, so I can have a few lb to play with if I'm having a special weekend away or something and eating out a restaurants without much control over the calories in my meals etc. My goal is to lose another stone and then most importantly **maintain** and get fitter and healthier before my hubby and I start trying for a baby.
I use My Fitness Pal, which I love.
2013 is the year I will be at the size I am happiest, and healthiest, and its the start of a new me...
I hope i can be of support to others on here, I've been big... really big.. and I've been slim to the point where I've looked in amazement in the mirror every day. I know where I was at my happiest and I want to help others to find their way to a place where they are happiest too.
Hey! You sound very confident and pleased to be you - good on you! Welcome and pleased to see you here :)
Hello there and good luck in your journey to slimville!!
I'm back on the forum after having weight creep back up on me and determined to make this the last time I need to diet!!
Hope you find this place helpful!!
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