So a bit about me and the journey so far:
Im turning 31 on Sunday I weigh at present 16st 3.5lb (my biggest was 16st 12.5lb)
I am waiting to be formerly diagnosed due to long waiting lists not been done yet but for now i am calling it what my Gp thinks it is as Rheumatoid arthritis/Lupus and and spondylitis. I also have recently found out I have a fused spine. I cant walk very far due to pain in feet and swellings/ nodules plus I have a limp due to this. I am on steroids at present, plus amatryptaline , naproxin, tramadol, lanzoprasol, beta blockers, orlistat and other painkillers etc...
I have had to give up my vomunteering work where I helped lead a team in offering a parent and toddler group /support through our church as I cant physically do it at the moment which is sad but I know its for the best at the moment. I will still be volunteering with less physical tasks and roles though which is exciting.
I am married to a very understanding man who is very helpful and supportive and he works nights which means he sleeps during the day, we have two boys aged 11 & 4 both of which are at school as of this week Our oldest son has Autism/ADHD and ODD so we have a lot of challenges with his behaviour physically and emotionally.
9 years ago I was a size 12-14 roughly 11st then I started to get ill, food became my comfort and over the years the weight piled on, i have lost over a stone in the past only to put it and more back on and have tried Sw, WW, Slimfast and other plans but am sticking to SW as its the easiest for me and doing the Extra Easy plan.
I am on Orlistat to help now so am hoping it will kickstart my weight loss.
I lost 1.5lb last week and was happy with that as i had just started steroids and was told by my GP I may gain weight.
Feeling excited, passionate and a bit scared at the same time about this fresh start as have failed so many times but I really feel this time it will be different especially knowing I need to do it to help my spine etc...
Im going to use this post to share my progress, meet others and make friends, log my food diary and share food ideas etc... Please feel free to follow me and I will follow you back just let me know xx