Journey to finding me again :)
Ok, well here goes.. I have never started an online diary before but reading through all the posts and being inspired by them, I thought I would give it a go..
I am on day two of Slimming world and so far I am loving it, I cannot help being annoyed at myself for putting so much weight on but am trying to see this as a new year and a new me.
In the past two years I have put on five stone, hmmm not good seeing it in writing (typing?) but am positive that it will be gone by Christmas. Ok well almost positive (deep breath erm.. yes absolutely positive!)
I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 2 and a half years ago and went though Chemo and Surgery. Losing my hair was awful as it had always been my pride and joy, I also lost my breast and generally felt like I lost a little piece of me along the way. I took on all treatment in a really positive way and have come through it so far relatively unscathed, emotionally at least. My hair is growing back and my energy levels are returning. Now its time to find me again.
I started putting on weight after I got married at the end of my chemo, then we went on holiday a few months later and the weight started creeping on, this was followed by more holidays and parties and generally any excuse to eat loads.. I kept justifying it to myself that it was ok as it was a side effect of tablets (rubbish!) doing a desk job from doing an active job (not helpful but neither is eating sweets at the desk all day long) holidays (everyone puts on weight on holiday don't they?) and Christmas when its acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast lunch and in between (ok so that one is ridiculous but at the time perfectly sane!)
I have joined with my daughter who is a brilliant lil cook and already we have been coming up with some really tasty treats.. I have bought myself 10 new silver charms and will put one on my new charm bracelet for every half a stone I lose. All of the charms are incentives to motivate me to lose weight such as a bikini a flip flop an aeroplane etc.
Good Luck to everyone starting their journey and may 2014 be a positive, healthy and happy year