Hi everyone, I am a 32 year old mother of 4 children aged 2-11 years old. I do have an angel baby also who would be 13 this year, so I have put my body through its paces.
I was a svelte 9st8 when I was 18 ( weren't we all?) and then I met my husband, who is a massive foodie! hehe. I flew up to about 12 stone between going out, carrying and losing my first child and also operations on my ovaries.
After each child a little bit extra weight stayed on...okay, a lot of weight. I hovered around 13 st and yoyo'd between 13 and 14 st for ages. Then something I didn't think would happen happened, I had had fertility treatment for the first 3 babies, then I got pregnant on my own. I ballooned to over 16 st and had my last little girl. Just as the weight was coming down, 3 and a bit years later, I fell pregnant again. The weight from my son just never left me, I stayed at around 15st10 and 16st. I did do a training program with my personal trainer who is my sister, she is qualified in exercise science about a year ago and went down to 14st4. I was back to 16st by the end of 2012, so I put my foot down.
I have been eating sensibly since New year's day, no alcohol and sensible portion control, which has got me to 15st6 in 3 weeks.
So that is my adult life in weight, I remember what my weight was at many significant moments in my life and that just doesn't seem right to me, so I want to get rid of it all and start living. I am sick of my weight holding me back, making me avoid reunions or going out because I don't think I look good in anything. My weight is really impeding on the bubbly and outgoing girl I was when I was a size 10 or 12. I want her back!
I am soon to start SW diet plan but solo, as I can't afford the weekly costs and my friend is giving me what I need to know.