I've been lurking for a few days now, but started the diet today.
Previously tried & failed but I'm in a good place now and am going to give it another go!
So, weigh in today at 18st 7.5lbs, I'm a size 20, sometimes a 22. Don't feel like I weigh this much at all! People would probably be shocked if they knew my actual weight.
I'm 30 on May 29th, and I graduate from Uni in July this year, so I feel very motivated as you can imagine.
My boyfriend and I love snowboarding, and usually go away each winter, this year I didn't want to go as I was going to be busy at University and running my business. If I'm totally honest though, I just feel way to fat and unfit to go now I don't struggle actually snowboarding, but I struggle to find clothes that fit and I feel fat and frumpy walking around in all my gear. Backache, knee ache etc.. I'm just fed up, I used to love it!
Previously had a gastric band. I was this weight when it went in, probably 6 yrs ago now. I lost 6 stones with it, then I kept getting very bad regurgitation at night, a bit like reflux but actually bringing up fluid in my mouth (sorry TMI!), so I had to get the band de-filled. I started to regain as I hadn't learnt a thing about eating. Had the band repositioned but it made no difference. In July last year I had it removed, my choice, I was sick of the pain, not being able to glug water down and it was pointless sitting there. I paid for all of the operations privately and it's cost me £15,000 in total with the 3 operations!!
Although that sounds like a horror story with all the money wasted and 3 operations that were very unpleasant. I have to say I don't regret it. I had previously been stuck in this fat body for all my teenage years, and I had about 2 years of being slimmer, I LOVED IT! I went out loads snowboarding, socialising and generally had a lot of energy and confidence. Loved clothes shopping, bought fashionable jeans and hoodies! Loved it.. I'm a tomboy, so I got away with being overweight by wearing jeans and hoodies, but now I'm struggling with my health and I'm determined to do this.
I was 12st 4lbs at my lowest and a size 14 ish.. I'm 5ft 7", so I looked slim and I was very happy. Just want to get back to there.
Boyfriend wants to go on a summer holiday in July and I do too, but I've avoided it before as I've been so unhappy with how I look! It's ruining my life!
Started 4 packs a day today, VERY determined!
I would like to lose 4 stones by my birthday (end of May).
Sorry for the huge post. Just wanted to get it all written down.
Boyfriend is very supportive, so is my best friend, but otherwise I'm not really telling anyone what diet I'm doing. Just going to say cutting back and exercising more. I live 200 miles from my home town and probably won't see my mum until my birthday/summer, so I want to suprise her! My sister lives in Australia, so I won't tell her until I've done it and she'll be so happy for me! Just want to suprise people, and secretly don't want to spout the same stuff of 'this time I'll do it'.
Anyhow, feel free to comment etc.. I'll be updating once a day in theory!