My "back on the wagon" diary
A bit of back story. I've been overweight for as long as I can remember, certainly since early childhood. I'm an emotional eater, particularly when stressed. I can easily be very healthy all day and then binge on a whole pack of biscuits or big block of chocolate in an evening (sometimes both :o) blowing a massive amount of calories.
When I met my now husband just over 10 years ago, I was a size 26. I never weighed myself back then, but I know I was well over 300lbs - probably around 320. I slimmed down to a size 14 for our wedding, around 220lbs. Which still sounds a lot compared to others of a similar size, but I have a very solid build (and I gain/lose weight evenly all over, rather than being a particular shape) so I'm always a bit heavier than I look.
Over the years, the weight slowly crept back on and I was back up to 270lbs and a size 18-20 before I realised it. So a couple of years ago I slimmed down again, this time to 210lbs making me a small size 14, sometimes even a 12 in some shops. But after a particularly stressful and lazy year, I find myself back up to 239lbs. My size 14s do still fit, but are getting too tight to be comfortable. I don't want to go out and buy 16s, so am doing something about it sooner rather than later.
Both of the previous times I didn't follow any particular plan, just stuck to what I considered to be healthy food (essentially a low carb diet) and a lot of exercise. But this time I've decided to follow Slimming World. It's very similar to how I've eaten previously, but thought it would help to give some structure without feeling like I was "on a diet" as such. Am doing the plan online, since the groups near me don't meet at convenient times.
So I thought a diary might help keep me on track, and making it a public one makes me more accountable. So here I am. :wave_cry: