I'm Emma, and I'm ready to take on this challenge. I'm 24 years old with a birthday next month and I've started to re-examine my life and what I want out of it...not that reaching 25 is old in any way, but I want to know where I'm going with my life. Part of the overhaul includes my weight (along with my career and other smaller issues I want to tackle). I was going to start Exante after my birthday, but then I thought 'why wait? Just get on with it already'.
I live with my boyfriend, kittens and hamster and I have an office job, which means a sedentary lifestyle. My boyfriend is extremely encouraging, we've both been trying to lose weight and support each other. He's already agreed to lock himself away for my first three days of hell lol. Money is tight so I won't be joining the gym again, but exercise wise we will be walking and I've got 30 Day Shred and Walk Away the Pounds DVDs. We've hidden the scales so that I only weigh myself once a week as I tend to get a bit carried away.
I've always been big - I remember being 9 and running around the garden trying to lose weight. I seem to lose the same stone and regain it, over and over again. I've tried Slimming World, Weight Watchers and calorie counting, which are all great, but they've not really helped me lose anything apart from that initial stone. I haven't decided whether I'll be doing Exante for the duration of my weight loss - heck I've not even decided if I just want to get a bit slimmer or go all the way to a 'healthy' BMI. But I'm hoping that Exante will help me get over that hurdle.
I'm also hoping that because I'm so money motivated, paying out for Exante will help me to know exactly what to eat without obsessing over what I can and cannot eat, plus encourage me to stay with it as if I cheat and come out of ketosis then I'll have 'wasted' money.
I'm starting on Tuesday as my stuff should be arriving tomorrow whilst I'm at work. I really enjoy having a forum diary - I have others for other subjects (money mostly) so my posts will be really long and of substance I hope!
Anyway, the goals, if I go all the way, are as follows:
Under 18 stone
Under 17 stone
Under 16 stone
Under 15 stone
Under 14 stone
Under 13 stone
Under 12 stone
Under 11 stone
Before photos to follow tomorrow night!
Start weight: 18st8lb
I'm really excited to get to know a lot of you and become a real part of the community. I've got the added incentive of a holiday to Florida in November. I do NOT want to have to use the larger seats on rides any more, or even worse, face the humiliation of having to get off a ride as the larger seat still wasn't big enough