Rita's Raring to Slim Diary - 2014
I'm Rita and for as long as I can remember I seem to have been on a diet of one kind or another. I've probably done just about every diet there is on the planet.
I wasn't always fat; I was very slim when I was young but having had 4 children and not losing the weight in between (my fault) I just got bigger and bigger until I reached 15st 4 lbs. I knew I needed to do something but that was the turning point. Since then I've been to Weight Watchers and lost 3 stone, but then it crept back on when I stopped. Over the last 3 1/2 years I've been going to Slimming World starting out at 14st 6 lbs and managing again to lose 3 stone before I started 'playing' at it.
2013 was a very down year; 2 deaths in the family, son-in-law diagnosed with a brain tumour and needing intensive treatment whilst daughter was pregnant; my second granddaughter being the only high of the year. Then I spent 2 months ill after I had a flu jab at work. It didn't take me long to make excuses about not staying on plan. This has seen me soar again to 12st 7lbs and I'm heavier now than I was last New Year.
Well, no more messing for me. 2014 will be the year I get to goal, and my goal, as it stands at the moment, will be 10 stone. I can't remember the last time I was 10 st. The lowest I got to was 10 st 6 lbs before it went kaput!!
I'm going to keep a diary here; can't promise to post every day, but I'll put all my ups and down; hopefully more of the first than the second and by doing this there will be no hiding place for me to make excuses.
Please feel free to give me advice, a kick up the backside if it's needed and lots of encouragement and I'll try to do the same for you.
Here's to a brilliant year!!
Rita xx :clap::whacky068::wavey::sign0144: