Hello everyone especially those struggling.
It's now two years since I reached my goal weight. It's been an awful year, death of parent, serious family illness, and oh yes a trip to the NHS with cholecystits. But somehow I am still here, still size 12 - was 22-24. I am about half a stone up but that feels fine.
I exercise - swim lots, don't drink - (except a glass of champagne for serious celebrations) because I am incapable of only drinking one glass of wine. I just eat a healthy diet, vegetables, fruit, porridge, a bit of meat at the week end, lots of fish .... You know the stuff.
My general health is 100% better, knees no longer too painful to walk, cholesterol normal, no bad back, blood pressure low - I know it's all a bit nauseating isn't it?
But the reason I post is not to boast - but I am proud of myself- it's to offer support and encouragement to those struggling. The health benefits are enormous, being fat is a long term debilitating disease which stops you enjoying life and as you get older leads to more and more disability.
So it's not just about buying new clothes and feeling good - and my clothes buying addiction is a little more controlled, it's about feeling mentally, physically and emotionally good.
I have posted elsewhere that I saw Exante as a drug, take three packets a day, drink green tea and lots of water and it works. I wish I had done in my twenties rather than carry the sack of weight for so many years. It took me eight months of total solution. It was anti social, the constipation was a pain but I got through it.
I wish you well and hope you all get the support you need from family, friends and this site.