Well here I am back in this Forum almost one year to the day of starting Exante first time round. I first started Exante on 18th August 2013 at 12st 3lb and subsequently lost just over 2 stone in a relatively short period of time. I enjoyed the diet for the most part but started going off the meals and at the point of almost reaching my goal I felt happier with my figure and it was a busy time with work and the kids- I stopped the diet and joined the gym in an attempt to keep the weight off. I kept most of it off for quite a while but the past few months have really let myself go and my weight has spiralled back up to 11st 9lbs.
Many of my newer clothes don't fit me again and I am loathed to get my 'fat clothes' back out of the loft so decided its time... I placed an order today for some products, have stocked up on bottled water and green tea (my saviour on this diet) and am using some leftover products from last time that I still have in the cupboard from last time round.
Bit about my lifestyle... I work part time, am married with 3 kids, age 33. Have gym membership which has gone by the wayside a bit recently (oops).
I have been meaning to come back to Exante for a while and there's always a reason why not to - never a 'good time' but the situation with my clothes and how I feel about myself has pushed me to make a start. I am going to be away for a few days next week with my youngest and my mum and the week after taking my lo to cbeebiesland with my hubby and staying in a hotel for a couple of nights so I will tackle those challenges as they come. If I break he diet for a day or 2 at least I will have made a start!
For now I'm just thinking about today. I have had 2 cups of green tea, loads of iced water and a strawberry shake so far today... and while I ponder over the idea of a (slightly out of date) carbonara for lunch, I actually feel quite excited!!