Dee's Half way there ~ another 5st to go ~ motivation diary
I started this over on wemitt but decided to move it over here so i could get Juddd related comments & chat
I started my weightloss journey last may @ 22st. Began with calorie counting, then on to Juddd in July. I'm surprised To have lost 5st so far considering i'm in my 50's, been overweight since a child and never lost over 2st without falling off the wagon and piling on even more pounds than I struggled to lose.
I'm just over half way 5st down which is epic for me & with 5 to go I want to keep the momentum going. I'm housebound due to my lupus & mobility issues & crappy days can turn into a junkfest & takes a couple of good DDs to undo.
I have stayed @ <500 down days & 1800 on up days since I started & added a intermediate day so its the same rotation every week. I love Juddd, the aternative days works for me & I don't feel as deprived as I do on a daily restrictive diet. I've also learnt which foods sets off my cravings not that I can always resist them but @ least I know the culprit when i feel like I could eat a house.
My weight loss has slowed from 10lbs a month to 6 ish so I may have to try some regular gentle exercise and/or revisit my calorie numbers so I can reach my 14 st/onderland goal in time for my birthday in August. (fingers crossed) Then my ultimate goal is to get out of the overweight bmi category (under 12 stone) by the end of the year.
I think my biggest battle this year is an emotional one, firstly to believe I can see it through, secondly to accept although I wont end up with a great looking body ie saggy bits & loose skin etc :sigh: that the health benefits will be great, and thirdly how I'll adapt to being slim, something I've never experienced. So I've decided to start this diary to keep me motivated, please feel free to comment.