Back to try dukan again with a new set of challenges in store! I did very well on the dukan diet in he past and lost around 2 1/2 stone. I didn't see it through till the end though and inevitably put the weight back on .
This time around I have the added challenge of an underactive thyroid, but also an even bigger desire to loose weight. I was dieting and spending every day in the gym for 3 months and seemed to just be gaining weight. After googling I asked for my thyroid to be tested, only to find that it was severely underactive. I started medication thinking that the weight would just fall off but I had a bad reaction to the thyroxin which has made me very I'll for the last 3-4 months and I have put on even more weight too. My medication is slowly being sorted although not quite there yet but I am desperate to loose this weight.
I'm a single mum of 2 who used to go out with friends every other weekend while my children were with their dad, however I have not been out once yet this year, partly because I haven't had the energy but also because I am just so embarrassed about how big I've got. I've tried weight watchers and several other things recently with no luck, the weight won't budge which means I loose motivation and then binge. I am aware that the loss might be slower this time around but know that if it is possible to loose this weight then I will loose it through the dukan diet. I've also found I have a gluten intolerance, which this way of eating fits nicely with.
so armed with my gluten free oatbran, I'm ready to start day 1 of my 5 days of attack tomorrow. I'm excited and nervous, excited to loose weight, nervous I won't and also a bit worried about whether this will deplete my energy levels further but......I feel with my weight making me so flipping miserable at the moment it's worth a try, fingers crossed this is what my body needs