Samprand's Attacking The Fat - And This Time It's Serious!
Ok so this is probably the 5th or 6th diary I've started lol But here I am anyway. Starting weight is 19st, hoping to lose (overall) 10st to reach 9st for the first time ever in my adult life.
There are lots of reasons why I want to lose weight which most of you will probably easily be able to identify with, but for me my weight is getting to the stage where it's dangerous. I've always been a bit chubby but between meeting my partner in January 2009 until now I've packed on 6 stone, that's almost as much as some people weigh. I have arthritis in my knee which obviously isn't made any better by being obese, so I will be taking up swimming and using the new exercise bike I have bought. The only thing stopping me exercise-wise at the moment is the fact that I broke my foot just before Christmas, so as you can imagine it's difficult to do any worthwhile exercise that doesn't cause pain and swelling. BUT I'm able to get around a lot easier now so things are improving on that front, I'm moving around the home more and doing more bits of housework.
Since I injured my foot I've pretty much just been sitting around the whole time because I haven't been able to do much, which I know most people would probably assume I'd love since I'm so big. But the truth is that not being able to just get up and do what I want to do is awful and has been doing my head in! And it's made me appreciate how much I take my mobility and health for granted. So unless I want to get bigger and bigger to the point where I am literally not able to move around, I need to make some major changes to my life.
And it starts now :D
I want to get to a stage where I'm physically much more healthy and able to think about perhaps starting a family (currently impossible due to my PCOS, which is exacerbated by weight - like most things lol). I did a charity walk last year and really enjoyed it, and would love to do more fundraising when I'm more healthy. Hiking, maybe some cycling, perhaps even short triathlons at some point. It's strange to think that I might be able to do that sort of thing, and even stranger that it could happen relatively soon. Exercise and using Exante will be my weapons of choice to get me to that stage :)
So far today I've had a big mug of coffee, some Tesco Coke Xero, a litre of water, half a bar and a pasta carbonara. Looking forward to having a chocolate shake with the other half of my bar in a little while, and will make sure I have another litre of water. Evenings are the time when I'm most likely to give up and scoff everything in sight so I'm going to try to keep my packs for later in the day but will try to start to space them out better throughout the whole day.
So. Day 1, pretty much done and dusted :flirt2: