Don't really know where to start or what diet to follow but I do know I HAVE to do something now, not tomorrow, not next week, its got to start now, so until I pick a diet for me, Im using my fitnesspal and doing calorie counting.
Im sure my story is typical of many people, chubby child, lost weight in my teens, gained it in my early 20's, lost it again, gained a bit, lost a bit and so on and so on until we get to here, approaching 32 and had a real shock when I stepped on the scales and saw I am 15 stone 7lbs, the most shocking part for me, is I was 14 stone 4lbs on the same scales 5 weeks ago... I have put on over a stone in 5 weeks, how the hell have I managed that!
Well I guess I do know 2 weeks all inclusive holiday and another couple of weeks of take aways, nights out and lots of wine, I did have an excuse (don't we always!) it was the last month with my wonderful husband who is now in Afghanistan for 8 months so he wanted to spoil me, bless his heart but sadly spoiling me usually means coming home with a couple of bottles of wine and a big box of chocolates and ordering take aways so I don't have to cook.
Anyways, here we are facing yet another deployment, but so far the longest, normally they are 6 months but with troops preparing to pull out of afghan, deployments are now longer, so they don't have to send more groups out, when he left I did the normal all smiles and waves, went home, sat in our empty house, opened a bottle of wine, ordered a pizza and cried my eyes out, we have no children, we moved to a new area 2 months ago, had to leave my job and haven't been able to find another one yet, so the risks are I just become a hermit who eats junk food because cooking for one is boring or I take control of something I can control, my husband goes where the Army sends him and I follow him... or if I can't follow, I wait for him to come back to me, something I have no control over.
I need to take control of my life before I risk having to have a tank come pull a wall down to get me out my house!
I want to lose 5 stone 7 lbs in total and get down to 10 stone, which will see me a size 10 - 12. I know certain diets would see me lose that easily in the 8 months he is gone but not sure I want to go down that track again, so maybe stick to half a stone a month and attempt to lose 4 stone while he is gone, or I might do a bit of both, he gets 2 weeks r & r (leave) in March so I would love to have lost a good chunk of the weight by then but for the time being Im just doing calorie counting.
I know my diary will probably be a bit long and boring haha but its for me to rant and vent, makes me feel better even if no one else wants to read it, its a bit of a lonely life at the moment