Well, after hanging about this forum for the past couple of weeks, I've decided to join and start my own diary, as it'll be nice to be able to post about my weight loss to people who are encouraging and going through the same process as myself.
Over the past three years or so, my weight has shot up and I've been back and forth from around 12st to 12st 5lb and after many failed attempts at diets, this time I've started and am determined to get back to a healthy and happy weight. I don't feel I've looked attractive since my college days, and the lightest I can remember being is around 10st. I've even kept hold of some clothes from back then, for ever hoping I'll fit in them again one day, and this time I intend to.
I started my weight loss journey at the beginning of June, and rather than focus on dieting (as I've tried and failed many times before), this time I've swapped out fatty foods for tasty salads and soups. I've also not banned any type of food from my diet, as I think that this is what caused my previous weight loss attempts to fail. If I fancy a small bar of chocolate or crisps, then I'll let myself have one. As long as everything is in moderation, and my diet is healthy, then this is the way to go for me. Since June, I've dropped from 12st 5lb and I'm now currently 11st 6lb. My first goal is to get to 11st for when I go back to uni, so I have 3 weeks from Monday to loose 6lbs, which is more than reachable.
Today I'm starting the nine week program on EA Sports Active, and I'm looking into getting a pedometer to motivate me into wanting to get out and walk a bit more. I'm also wanting to swap some of my coffee for herbal tea. I've tried the Tetley Camomile tea, but honestly this was disgusting! So if people can recommend some flavours that are a little more pleasant, then this would be appreciated
I look forward to sharing my journey with you lovely people on here, and keep up the great work - it's so inspiring to read about everyone and their achievements on here.