Over 10 stone to lose before my wedding day!
I'm here because I need help.
I've always struggled with my weight and I've never been a "healthy" size. For the last 10 years I've bounced between 18-23stone - I believe I'm currently resting at around 21st 7ltbs.
This January I turned 30 and my boyfriend proposed - we have set the date for March 2016. My fiancé is very supportive and loves my curves but we would like to start a family and as I've had health problems in the past I really want to be at a healthy weight before we start trying for a family.
So... I'm now faced with the mammoth task of shifting the excess bulk I've been carrying for so long.
I've try quick fix diet plans in the past and I have lost weight, but I've always put it back on. I lost 6 stone with lighter life but it was a struggle and at times I felt socially isolated - we normally meet up for drinks or meals with friends and I found myself turning down invitations to avoid being around people that were eating.
So this time I want to try the slow and steady approach. I'm setting myself the target of losing 1.5 lbs a week. I'm going to cut out booze, follow a healthy eating plan and get plenty of exercise (mostly dog walking - I dislike the gym environment).
It would be really great to have the support of people in similar situations because I'm on a long long road and I believe at some point I will need people to remind me why I don't want to eat the massive piece of cake :)