Size 12 challenge!
Hi all, I'm new here so this is my first post. I have been to SW twice before, and both times I lost a lot, but again both times I stopped as my Mum stopped going with me, so I felt a bit self conscious going alone(which was stupid because everyone at my group was lovely and so welcoming, it felt like entering a room of old friends!).
I don't think I can remember a time when I wasn't on the larger side. Ever since I stopped growing when I was twelve, I've stayed around the 12/13 stone range. I know I'm not the biggest in the world, but as I'm young, I'm just started my life, and I want it to be as fun as possible. Also my dream job is to be part of the fire brigade, so I'd need a certain level of fitness for that. I think for a lot of the time I've been in denial about how big I am, for example if it looked like I had a double chin in a photo I'd soon come up with an excuse(obviously the lighting was dodgy!)
Most of my close friends are thin, so ever since my early teens it's been slightly uncomfortable walking around the teen section of a shop when by the age of 13 I was a size 16.
In the next few weeks I shall be starting SW again, something I am very much looking forward to.
I weigh myself once a month out of curiosity, and to my amazement I have actually LOST 11 and a half pounds since the start of December, which confuses me as, like most, I'm partial to the odd mince pie(or six) around Christmas time.
My real goal is to be a size 8, but as I know that is completely unrealistic, I'm setting a target of a size 12, that I havn't been since I was 11(!)
I will update this as a diary from the first week I start, and I'd love to hear from some other people in the same boat as me.
Best wishes to everyone,
Good luck Katrina! Just back from my first meeting tonight & feeling really positive about SW :) I'll keep in touch to hear about your amazing weight losses which are ahead :)
thankyou LJ, hope everything goes well for you too xx
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