My Road To Slim City
Time To Change My Life
I have finally given in to those nagging things in my head that I have known for a long time. I am not blind and when I look in the mirror (which I try not to!) I do see a fat stranger staring back at me. I know I am fat, people who see me in the street know I am fat, my family know I am fat but the worst part of this for me is that my children’s friends know I am fat and I am the biggest Mum of all of my son’s parents…
That is it I have to do something about my weight and my life! I am unhealthy and I always feel ill or tired… I lack motivation to get up and go out of the house because it takes over an hour and several changes of clothes to feel anywhere near ‘suitable’ enough to be seen in public.
My weight has been up and down all of my life. At the age of 17 I joined a Slimming Club with my Mum and Sister and I lost a total of 3 ½ stone within weeks of getting to my target weight I became pregnant and put on 5 ½ stone during my pregnancy. I took pregnancy as an excuse to eat all of the crap I ever wanted because obviously I was eating for two and my life has continued that way ever since. I now have 3 boys and for the last 3 years I have weighed over 16 stone (224lbs). I am 5ft 3 and look about as wide as I am tall.
I started my weight loss journey in October of 2010 and after losing 20lbs my Mum became very ill and passed away in January this year. As you can probably imagine my diet went out of the window as did going out of the house or anything else where I had to be sociable. I have now come to a place where I know I HAVE to do this and I also know my Mum is watching over me supporting me through every part of my journey.
So here it is the start of my dieting journal. The diet/changing my life begins right here…
I can relate to all that you've said. Well done on taking the first step to change things. You will get loads of support on here.
Your mum would want you to be happy and as you say she will be watching over you and willing you along.
Can totally relate to all you've said. My weight and confidence were all over the place when I lost my lovely Dad.
Well you've taken the first step and we're all friendly and supportive on here Goodluck and I look forward to reading how you are getting on
Slimpodding my way to health and happiness
goal - to be wearing my size 16 pear shaped jeans by 15th May - achieved end April
I will be wearing my size 14 pear shaped linen trousers on 18th June, 2013
How? I will listen to my slimpods - I will do my ttapp basic workout once a week - core cardio twice a week
I will stop eating as soon as full - I will drink more water - I will walk a minimum of 75 miles before mid June
my minis diary http://www.minimins.com/silver-membe...ways-wins.html
thanks for your reply. I have noticed on this site that everyone supports each other and it is fantastic!
My Mum looking over me is willing me on now as she struggled all of her life with yo yo dieting as well and I don't want to be like it any more.
Watch this space...
Thank you Jackie, I start my group on Wed evening so I will keep this diary up to date and I will be brutally honest. I have BIG plans for the future in my SMALLER body
Hi mini mum,
I've recently started sw and only started my diary on Minimins today, just wanted to wish you good luck and I'm sure your mum will be looking down proudly at you.xx
I will been reading your diary also and good luck to you too... Look foward to keeping up with your progress
Hi chica. Good luck and I hope these forums help give you the strength when you need it. It certainly has for me, everyone is indeed wonderfully supportive.
Welcome to this forum. It's hardly surprising that things haven't been good when you've had such a bad start to the year.
However, think of this as a journey not a diet, don't rush it and make some lifelong sustainable changes and you will see the results. I started this heavier than you and never ever thought that I'd see the day that I am as 'light' as I am (and blatantly I am still overweight). It has helped me never to look at how much (in total) I had to lose but only to look at the next half stone marker. Now the amount that I have to lose really doesn't seem that daunting compared to where I started but I think had I looked at how much I had to lose when I started, I don't think I could have done this.
Good luck and keep us posted.
August '10 -May '11 - 75.5 lbs
June '11 + 2 lbs
July '11 - 2 lbs
August '11 - 4.5 lbs
September '11 + 1.5 lbs
October '11 + 11 lbs (holiday)
November '11 - 2.5 lbs
December '11 - + 5.5 lbs (xmas
January '12 - 6.5 lbs
February '12 - + 9 lbs (having a bad time
March '12 - 2.5 lbs
April '12 -
I know the numbers don't quite add up but I can't figure out why !!!!
I officially start tomorrow and go to my sw meeting! I have to say that I am really excited about this as I feel very positive that my life is about to change forever!
I am worried however because I have felt this way before when starting a diet and I don't want to tell my family that I am starting because I know they will be watching and waiting for me to fail (again)! The one thing that is different this time is that usually I go into a diet and I go in fully and start exercising for at leats 1 1/2 hrs everyday and I become obsessed by it all but this time slow and steady is going to be the way I do it. I will still exercise and go swimming twice a week to start with rather than everyday like I was doing.
Watch this space because I AM going to do and complete this journey
Mini Mum - You first post is fantastic. Refreshingly honest - and with that mindset YOU CAN DO IT. You've lost loads already even having a pants year, and yes your mum is there with you.
Like Gail, I set set myself mini- targets too. Mine aren't even as big as 1/2 stone - usually just 3 or 4 pounds.
I'm a slow and steady loser - mostly a pound a week - so it helps me focus.
Good luck - we are all here to help you. Minis is fantastic for that so if you are having a bad day (and we ALL have them) get on here and shout. Someone will be around to give you a hug - or possibly kick you a**e too! LOL. We all need those at times too!!!!!!
Got to original target . . . 23/11/11
"With a Little Help from My Friends" - especially the tortoise team
Got to next (lowered) target . . . 21/02/12
Another challenge to lose 5 st achieved . . . 31/08/12 SLOW AND STEADY - 1 lb a week Pommette's Diary - Now to Maintain!!! The Dirty Half Dozen: Sirens R Us - Target here we come Maintenance Since Final target reached on 31/08/2012 - Should be 1.4 kg either way
Well done you! It's not the easiest of things to admit that you need to change your life. We've all been there, and this forum is an excellent space for venting, writing down what you can't/don't want to say out loud and for getting support. Remember, everyone here is in the same boat! Gail is quite right when she says think of this more as a journey/lifestyle change, the lessons of which you will learn and be able to keep up, rather than a diet which lacks the permanence needed for sustaining your loss when you get to where you want to be.
Good luck! x
Joined Slimming World: 10/01/2011
Start weight: 20st 1lb / 281lb
Final target weight: 11st / 154lb
- Rep Power
Diet: Slimming World
Start Date: 14/11/11
Start Weight: 20st3lb
Current Weight: 20st3lb
Goal Weight: 14st0lb
Goal Date: 25/12/2012
Start BMI: 39.5
Current BMI: 39.5
Goal BMI: 27.3
Weight to Lose: 6st3lb
% Lost 0%
Wow - you seem really motivated and eager to get started, welcome to the forum we're all friends on here, I can relate to a lot of your first post and being the biggest dad at my sons school certainly keeps me motivated.
Go canny with the exercise though - you don't want to show off straight away! haha
Let is all know how tomorrow night goes, class is great for motivation and ideas I would really struggle without my consultant and class friends.
Don't think of it as a diet. Psychologically we all think of diets as lettuce leaves. Slimming world is so much more than that.
On the exercise front - I would die if I did that much exercise. I am so unfit. I'm doing a little bit everyday and will increase the amounts whenever I feel capable.
Can't wait for you to get started. I will be able to look at your menus and steal some
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