Hello I started this diary on 3rd June 2013 where I was approaching the 6 month mark of trying to conceive. The aim of this diary was to lose weight and get to a healthy BMI to help us conceive our first baby. Little did I know, that 9 days later I would get my big fat positive pregnancy test On 12th June 2013 my pregnancy journey started, with our baby due on 16th February 2014. Our beautiful baby girl, Amelia Rose finally arrived 14 days late(!) on 2nd March 2014. This diary is my ramblings and thoughts about ttc, pregnancy, motherhood and slimming myself into a better me. xx
I thought I'd start a diary to properly track my SW progress! I am a newbie to SW and have finally sorted my brain out to actually start doing something about my weight!
At 5 ft 3, being over 13 and a half stone just does not look nice. I feel self-concious, paranoid, and I really feel ugly. I wear the same old "safe" clothes, because I can't fit into any of the nice dresses I have in my wardrobe, I dread the camera on days/nights out because I know the photos will immediately appear on facebook, and I feel embarrassed when I bump into old friends or colleagues because I can tell they are thinking "wow, she's put on weight!!". Ultimately though, my biggest motivation for wanting to lose weight and look/feel healthy, is because hubby and I are trying for our first baby.
We're in our 6th month of trying at the moment and although not a massively long time in comparison to some couples, I believed it would have happened by now. I remember thinking in our first month "this is it" and when girly-week came, I was so disappointed. Month after month, girly-week after girly-week, and still no sign of baby. Although I may not want to admit it for feeling as though I've failed, I know my weight comes into it. I'm 3 and a half stone overweight with a BMI in the Obese range - it's obvious that this is probably the reason why we still haven't conceived.
In the meantime, lots of other things have happened - we've moved into our new house, and I've been offered a promotion at work (which consequently I've started today!) With my weight on my mind every day, and wanting to be healthy (and look good!) I finally feel ready to do something about it. Now feels like the best time to really give dieting and exercise a go.
I've managed to lose 4.5lbs on my own in the past couple of weeks, which is a start! I have around 3 and a half stone to lose, and if I can I'd like to do this by Christmas time.
Would absolutely love some extra support and encouragement, I've heard this site does wonders for keeping people motivated and on track!
Thank you for reading,