Looking for my slimmer, happier self.
Let me introduce myself. My username is Poko and like most of you I've been having a battle with myself,my confidence, my body image and my fridge.
If I'm honest with myself the last time I felt happy in my own skin was 5 years ago. I was 17 years old, I was a UK sized 10 and weighed around 10st4lbs.
Since then I've been to university, got a car, had two house moves and now work in a job I love but doing a combination of early,late and night shifts. It's been a combination of these and my lack of willpower and love of all food that I've got to my unhappy and unhealthy self.
In January after watching my very overweight grandmother's health decline rapidly as a result of weight related conditions. Seeing her pain and restricted life as well as the pain of family members watching her decline I made a decision to not go down that route for myself.
At my largest I weighed 13st4lbs and fell into the obese BMI category. With the help, support and a bit of competition my flatmate and I embarked on our weight loss journey following weight watchers. I did lose weight, very slowly and then after a few weeks I plateaued.
With a large family event coming close and with a family that will not hesitate in telling me how fat I've became the race is on!
I want to feel happy and sexy again. I don't want to dread stepping on the scales or worry about telling healthcare workers my weight. I want to be able to enjoy shopping. I don't want to be the fat friend/sister/cousin.
So I've started Cambridge with those goals and motivations in mind and I'm positive with a little help and support I can find me again.