I'm in ketosis! Woohoo!
Such a relief to be back on track with weight loss. I haven't properly dieted in such a long time and my weight has reached an all time high! The most I've ever weighed before is 19st 13lb. I never quite managed to push that 20st barrier, and always stopped myself just before I got there. I faced the scales a couple of months ago though and saw I was just a touch over 20st, but for some reason just couldn't cut the addiction to food at that point. I suppose I knew in my mind that the New Year was just around the corner, and once again that is when I would give this dieting lark a really good try. The problem is, for me weight loss is easy enough, it's the keeping it off is the problem!
So, what's my motivation this time around? Mostly it's the fact that I'm almost 21 st! I am SO uncomfortable at this weight. Everything is such a huge effort. Just moving around is hard. I wake in the morning with aching muscles/joints and I know it's because my weight has crushed my body whilst I've slept. My quality of life has slipped dramatically and I can totally see how some people end up house ridden and unable to go anywhere. I cannot let that happen. I am almost 43 now, and it's time to get this sorted! In the past I've been super fit, healthy, etc. I'm going to get some (if not all) of that back.
Another huge motivation is that I am going abroad on holiday later this year, for the first time in 6 years. My husband and both of my children are slim and healthy and there is no way I can go like this! I would totally hold them all back on getting out and about. I want to be able to fit comfortably into the aeroplane seat. I want to feel confident in a swimsuit.
So, my mind is set. Whatever is supposed to click, has clicked and I am doing this! I have steely determination