I actually started CD on Monday and have been posting on DH, but here seems to be the place to be, so here's my story so far..
Well here I am on a journey that I hope will finally get me to goal weight. Let me set you the scene...
My name is Gemma and I'm 26 years old. I live in Lincoln with my partner Dave and 2 cats, Giggs and Tetley (which may give you a clue to 2 of my passions in life, Manchester united and tea!). I work as a social worker for an independent fostering agency and I love my job. I brought a house last year with my partner and next year I hope we will be planning for a wedding and then children. Everything in my life has worked out pretty well so far and I'm a happy and well balanced person. However! I have this problem, I've had it since I was about 15 and that is my weight. Over the years I have tried most diets and lost a stone or 2 here and there only to put it back on and more.. (you know the usual story). I know find myself at my heaviest, close to 16 stone and so fed up. I don't think losing weight will solve any of my problems, as if the truth be known I don't have many. I just want it to solve my weight problem. I want to look in the mirror and not see lumps and bumps. When I'm pregnant I want people to be able to notice I'm pregnant and not just think I've put on more weight. I want to wear sexy underwear and feel confident in it. I want to be able to shop in any shop I chose.
Well I have decided to go on the Cambridge diet and today is the day I sit here waiting for my CDC to bring my packs. I have tried Cambridge once before and lasted 15. My experience on the diet wasn't bad, but I hated losing out on the social side of my life which involves lunches with friends weekly. This time around I am preparing myself and my friends that I am happy to spend the time with them, but I won't be eating. Before I just made excuses not to see them and then felt like I was missing out. I know I will need to be determined for this and stay focused, but I'm hoping I can finally put my weight under control and then start again learning how to keep my weight down.
I've now been on the diet for 7 days and tomorrow is my first weigh in. Wish me luck on my new journey.. I hope I can share it with some of you.