So I thought I would keep a diary on here mainly for myself so I can keep track of how I'm doing and what I'm eating. I would also like to encourage everyone reading it to join in and point out where I might be going wrong or what im doing right and also ask me if you need my support with anything. This forum is great, it's like a little family. So I invite you to join me on my journey and share my ups and downs as I begin my quest to ditch three stone
A little bit of background information of where it all started. When I was in school and all the way up until I was 19 I was always around 9 stone and a size 10. Then along came the car and office job! No more walking everywhere once I passed my test, and of course sat on my bum all day meant the weight crept on. It happened very slowly over the course of 10 years, so I hardly really noticed until I hit 12 stone. I went up to 10 stone until I was about 24, then met a guy and got comfortable and put on another stone over a year and by the time we split up two years later I was 11.6 stone. I then got with my current boyfriend and shot up to 13.8 stone through our love of eating out and takeaways! So it was at this weight I really panicked. Being 5ft3 and hitting 13.8 I felt disgusting. I stopped going out clubbing as I couldn't face going clothes shopping for something to wear, I live in dresses and skirts as I feel far too fat in jeans and trousers, I avoid cameras like the plague unless I'm holding it myself at a certain angle to make my face look thin! And the list goes on.
i decided to take up the Atkins diet in March this year as my friend had lost three stone on it in just 4 months. I lost a stone pretty quickly and went down to 12.8. I got stuck at this weight for months due to going on holiday and just generally being complacent. I then started feeling depressed again, me and my newly slim friend who is now a size 10 are going to Butlins this November, and I simply couldn't bare the thought of being the fat mate and feeling uncomfortable in my skin. So just over a week ago I did the Lipotrim plan as another mate had lost 22lbs in 23 days! I lost 6lbs on this and only didn't continue due to the cost (£36 a week).
So that's left me at 12.2 stone now. I'm back on the Atkins until I can afford to start Lipotrim again. There is a small issue of my holiday to Tenerife next week, where I'm weighing up whether I should be good and maintain my current weight or whether I should just enjoy myself and just accept ill probably gain the 6lbs I lost recently. I don't really fancy the latter, I know it will just depress me knowing that a whole week of not eating a morsel of food was for nothing!
So there we have it, my story laid bare. I really want to turn my life around and get down to 10.6 for Butlins and then eventually 9 stone. I will write as often as I can with my food diary and weight loss/ gains
Here we go....!