My name is Charli, I'm 27 and live in the beautiful Devon. Since I found drive through McDonalds, pints of cider and black & my first husband at the age of 18, my weight spiralled out of control. People say it was because I was happy and content, but I know it was greed and naivety, thinking I didn't have to worry about the way I look now I was settled and just concentrated on having fun and indulging. I totally regret this.
Over the last 10 years I have done a constant cycle of slimming world and weight watchers, loosing 2 stone then back to binge eating. I successfully lost 4 stone on lighter life. Then following my marriage break up 2 years ago I decided to live single life to the full, drinking, meals out, partying and generally having fun. As you can imagine I slammed the weight back on.
I am now in a fantastic relationship with a younger, gorgeous and amazing man...(Can you tell we're in our honeymoon phase haha) BUT I'm at my heaviest ever! Although I am happy I know that my weight will affect things. At 22st simple things like a nice holiday in the summer will be a struggle, due to plane seat sizes and confidence in summer clothes etc.
Anyway now I've blathered on (have never before got that off my chest) the point in me joining minimins today was because I've decided that things are getting beyond a joke and I really need to sort my self and my attitude towards food out.
I have chosen to go with a calorie controlled diet as currently do not have the self control with free foods and point counting. Nor the time to cook and prepare healthy meals. I know people will say there is always time and there probably is. However, I'm a nurse and when I've finished a 13hr shift I, selfishly, just don't feel like it.
I've downloaded MyFitnessPal, and intend to stick to 1200 kcals per day. Although it does tell me I can have 1900?! This seems a lot when trying to cut down? Does anyone know if the amount they give you is accurate and works?
I'm hoping this diet will work....if I'm honest I mainly chose this one as it will still allow me to fit in a few cheeky vodkas, with DIET mixer of course I would be so interested in hearing other people's experiences as this appears an amazing place to support each other.
Hope you will find my Diary useful x