My nickname is Lozza and I'm a first year university student! After looking at some pretty gruesome prom pictures of myself I started off on Lighter life and lost a good 2 stone off that. But then I began my first term of uni and the new experience of student life, drinks, takeaways and overall junk caused me to slip up. It was also becoming extremely expensive for my very tiny student purse to handle! So I stopped it around xmas time and come the new year, I decided to give slimming world a go. But after 2 1/2 months the weight simply wasn't shifting probably due to my circumstances since I couldn't cook a lot of my own food.
I've had 2 days off just enjoying my easter. Now I'm all geared up to start getting down to business! During my diet journey this past year, my lowest weight was 12st 7lbs. However I reckon I've put on about 9-10lbs back on. My first goal is to lose the weight I gained and then progress from there to my overall target of 11 stone. I will probably need to dip a bit below that to compensate the small weight gain I'll have when I come off the diet but I'll worry about that when I get there.
My bumper back should be coming tomorrow ! I've been mentally preparing myself to enter ketosis for the last couple of days. I'm ready. Initially, I had a niggling voice at the back of my head. "Will you like what you see when you're thinner?" I suppose I've never been the typical skinny girl so I've come to be familiar and comfortable with my chubbier self most of my life. Leaving this body behind is like leaving a friend! And it feels like I'm venturing into the unknown, into this new version of "me" that I've never really experienced before. But then I say to myself 'No, I WANT to be slimmer because then I will have the confidence to express myself to the fullest, without boundaries inflicted by either myself or others. This chubby body is not me, and I want to be free of it!'
I'm going away on my first holiday with just friends to Jamaica this September and I want it to be one of the best and most memorable experiences of my life! There's no way I'm covering up at the beach!! I really want to reach a weight where I'll be comfortable in a bikini for that time. Jamaica is just an excuse to give myself a deadline and motivate me. I intend to maintain my weight loss for the rest of my life afterwards and be happy in my own skin.
Whilst mentally preparing for ketosis, I've reflected back on my past experiences with LL and SW and things I did wrong that I want to rectify for this time around. One big point was that SW didn't compliment my lifestyle, and so it was probably doomed to fail since the beginning. After doing some research around sites and of course MiniMins, Exante has a lot a promise and seems perfect. I never liked going to groups or having to take hours out of my day when I had an assignment in the following day! I also had a thing about not drinking enough water. So to help, I'm going to fill some bottles of water and keep down by my desk and make sure I drink all the bottles before I go to bed. It's exam time right now, so I know I won't have enough time to go to a gym. But I want to at least have an early morning walk in the park to refresh myself for the day's revision.
I'm a bit worried that my prescription for my acne might affect my ketosis, but I'll power through anyway and hope for the best.
As soon as my pack arrives, I'll post my current weight and body measurements. And of course, the dreaded 'Before' picture. For the record, I am currently a size 14 and aiming to get down to a size 10.
So there you have it. I look forward to getting to know you all!