Pickle87 and her NHS challenge, being a mummy and becoming me.
I rejoined Slimming World last week weighing 26 stone 13lb! Mahoosive. I joined because after having a c-section 12 weeks ago I developed a haematoma and then cellulitis. The damage to my soft tissue from those meant my tummy was weak and I ended up with a massive hernia. I thought losing weight would not only help me be more fit and healthy for my little boy but would make surgery for a hernia repair easier/safer.
I had an appointment at the hospital about my hernia today and was told I'm too big to operate on as it would just rupture and I would end up with another hernia, so the gauntlet was thrown down. Lose weight and I can have the op. Lose even more weight and the consultant will arrange for the plastic surgeons to operate at the same time and remove the excess skin on my stomach. What an opportunity!!
The doctor said she wants me to lose at least 5 stone but that to have the skin removed I need to get down to a BMI of 30. I'm currently at a BMI of 51! I will be having reviews every four months so hopefully in 4 months time I will have made good progress.
So....in the big picture I need to go from 26 stone 13lb to 16 stone 10lb. - total weight loss needed is 143lb. That sounds like such a huge number and it is, but if you think of it as a weekly number over 52 weeks it's 2.75lb a week, a much more manageable sounding figure.
So I have some mini targets to keep me going. Not all of them are weight related but they are all slimming related.
1. Eat breakfast everyday for a month.
2. Eat at least 7 speed foods a day for a month.
3. Lose 7lb
4. Lose 1 stone.
5. Lose 1.5stone.
6. Get bronze body magic.
7. Achieve Club 10. (24stone 3lb)