Hi, a little about me. My name is Laura and I am a serial yo-yo dieter. I weigh myself, am horrified, go on a diet, lose some, give up and then put on more weight. I am currently 11 stone 6, the highest I have ever been. I feel frumpy, I have an 'overweight' BMI, and I couldn't fit into my favourite dress for my boyfriends graduation. In fact, I can't fit into many of my clothes anymore. Which is depressing, to say the least.
I was calorie counting for a little while, but life pretty much got in the way of. Horrible family news about my granddad has left me spiralling out of control a little, as he was recently rushed into hospital and has been diagnosed with an incurable type of blood cancer and acute renal failure. Not great. Although calorie counting has worked for me in the past, I do not think it is working for me now. I just tend to eat my calories on crap - end up hungry still, and then have a massive blow out. My skin is not fantastic at the moment either, after stopping the pill I have battled with acne for over half a year and I am hoping the healthier foods will help improve my skin. Cleansing out the 'inside' and all that jazz!
Therefore, I am looking at slimming world again. I think the strict limit on crap will help me, it has in the past. I currently have last years stuff, so will be doing it at home. I will need all the support I can get!!!
My first goal will be to get back into a healthy BMI category. I am not in a rush to lose this weight - it will come off slowly or quickly, I don't mind. I still want to live my life and if that means a few weeks where things have not totally gone to plan, then that's fine. I want to see a downward trend overall though!
My next goal will be to get to tend and a half stone, then ten, and then my final target of nine and a half stone. Which I have not been for a very long time!
Will be starting tomorrow
Here we go!