Hi everyone. I'm Babbles, a 47 year old female who loves eating. As a result I have gained weight over the years and can no longer pretend I'm pleasantly plump. I quite happily wandered through the last few years kidding myself on that I was only slightly overweight when the plain truth is I'm obese
I've made plenty of excuses for my size; everything from clothes are made smaller to I'm big boned to my medication makes me fat when, in reality, over eating and not exercising are the true causes.
After seeing a good few unflattering photos of myself I have now faced reality and realise that my own greed is why I'm fat.
I'm a size 22, weigh 16st 10lb and am 5' 5" tall-I look like a ball with legs!
I've now decided enough is enough and have decided to try and lose weight. With this in mind I joined Slimmimg World last Thursday night. I happily wandered home with my info books and grand plans to lose a stone by my next weigh in. That plan fell by the wayside very quickly-the Indian buffet night I attended on the Friday made sure of that.
I have now got my act together and over the past couple of days I have stuck with the extra easy plan. Tomorrow I plan to cook some meals for freezing so that I have no excuses to grab take-away food(my biggest downfall).
I hope to update this diary on Thursday night having lost at least a couple of pounds.