Newbie in search of support! :-)
I'm new to this forum but not new to weight loss. I have a long and chequered past with it but this time I am determined to lose the weight and keep it off.
What makes this time different? Hmmmm... I now have my thyroid medicated, I have no more fertility treatment lined up (yep, I've lost weight in the past then put it back on through IVF/emotional eating then had to lose it again for another treatment cycle). Anyway, I was lucky enough to fall pregnant naturally after giving up on ever having a child and my baby girl will be 10 months old next week.
After much trial and error, I have managed to lose my pregnancy weight (20kg so far) but I now want to push ahead and lose the next 20kg which will take me to my goal weight of 63kg.
I'm not after any nutrition or exercise advice as, after 20 years struggling with my weight, I know all there is to know - what I need is support in sticking to what I know and a way to be kept accountable for what I do. I have been advised by health professionals to avoid grains, eggs and dairy (I have Hashimoto's and these things aggravate it). It's basically the paleo diet (without eggs) teamed with the raw food diet. I'm happy with what I'm eating but the problem is that some days I just eat too much. If I am accountable online, I am far more likely to stick to my goals (currently 1600 calories in as I am still breastfeeding, and 1000 calories burnt through exercise each day).
I've reached a really weird stage at the moment and I'm struggling psychologically. For some reason, I seem to be sabotaging myself and undoing my months of good work. When I sit and do some soul searching, I can pinpoint what it is - it's fear of success. Finally I can see a clear road to my goal. I know what to do and up until recently I have been doing it but since I reached my pre pregnancy weight, I've felt anxious and apprehensive. It's been a long time since I've been in the 70kg bracket and now I find myself sabotaging things as I near it once again.
So before things get too out of hand and I fall off the wagon completely, I wanted to get involved with an online community for support to hopefully get past this hurdle and continue on. I have a personal trainer and train with her 3 times a week. I also train myself on the other days each week (barring Sunday which I take as a rest day). This should mean I lose around 1kg a week, which I feel is a nice steady loss.
Anyway, I'll stop waffling and thank anyone who's still reading at this point! I look forward to getting to know you all.