31 years old and have been overweight (or morbidly obese as I am now) as far back as I can remember.
I remember one aunt always saying "oh its baby weight. it will come off soon".... but that hasn't happened .
In college I started exercising and lost tons of weight ... was wearing size 14s and 16s. Which was really great and I was happy with my body - didn't feel the need to get any smaller.
Then came the big move to the UAE (broke off with my college sweetheart, quit college and basically couldn't live in the same country anymore - so decided to pack up and move and just start working!). Well, the move was a success - 10 years on and I'm still here. However, 3 years or so after the move I started piling on the pounds. It took me till 2008 to get to a doctor (after a whole year of not menstruating) to be diagnosed with PCOS.
With the PCOS came insulin resistance and risk of diabetes (family history as well ). I still didn't bother about my weight - was just being silly!
Fast forward 3 years and my insulin was getting out of control - went from 500mg Metformin twice a day to 850mg three times a day! Doctor recommended Cambridge. I got excited about the fast weight loss and decided to give it a try. Lasted all of 3 weeks before I fell of the wagon... tried a few times to get back on Cambridge (wasted money as I finally had to throw the packets away ) with no success.
A colleague was doing Dukan around the same time I started Cambridge the first time around. I didn't really consider it at all as I was already on a good plan. Two months ago I woke up and realized that my 26 blouses were tight for me! That was it... Decided to get on Dukan. The all you can eat philosophy was what cracked it for me. Two months later and I'm going strong with no cheats and loving it!
I must add - I am a horrible cook. I just hate going into the kitchen. The only reason I have lasted this long is my mum and sister. My mum lives with me and my sis and her family are in the apartment one floor up. They do the daily/weekly shop and cook and pack every meal I need. There is no way I would have got this far without them.
That's my mini story and now I'm off to warm up my lunch - chicken curry and steamed cauliflower (PV day today!). I love PV days .