Little bit about me - I'm 21, 5ft 3 and female, and currently weighing about 182lbs. Usually, when I'm eating healthy and exercising I only weigh between 133-140lbs, but the past six months I've had real issues with food, binge eating and comfort eating & getting too lazy to go to the gym.
So since January, I've gained just over 3 stone. I so badly want and need to get rid of this weight - as well as making me feel down and insecure in myself and my appearance, it's also making me unwell and dragging me down. I can barely walk up the stairs without fighting for breath at the top! And my joints feel like that of an old woman.
I've never been this big, apart from when I was pregnant. I'm normally 9.7st, which for my height is a healthy BMI and also is the weight where I look and feel my best. I fell pregnant November 2010, and gained 5 stone during the pregnancy, after giving birth to my son last July, I managed to lose the baby and pregnancy weight within four months, and by November 2011 was back down to 9.7st. (If you go on my profile, look at my photos and there's a picture there of me that was taken November last year when I'd gotten back down to goal)...
Sheer laziness and greed kicked in after Christmas, and since the beginning of this year I've lost all determination and willpower and most of all STRENGTH to be able to diet and exercise again. I've tried Cambridge, calorie counting and been back and forth and in between both for a while - but always end up giving in after day one and binge eating again.
I need a diet with a good support system, I like the idea of WW or SW because of the weekly meetings and support.. But money is an issue. I can no longer afford Cambridge let alone most other diets out there, so for me it seems that calorie counting is my only option due to money being tight.
I just need help, I'm struggling starting this journey alone which is unlike me as I've always been on the ball with what I eat and working out. Somebody share some advice???