Today is day 1 of my mission to lose 6st12lb, a little bit about me, I'm 28, recently had baby Maisie, well she's actually 4 months old now! Only seems 5 minutes ago though.
I had a difficult pregnancy due to sciatica which I think one of the main causes was the extra weight I was already carrying & I ended up with an emergency caesarian... Me & my hubby have always said we would like to have 2 children & I am determined that by next time (not for a few years) I will be a healthy BMI.
I have always struggled with my weight & have been dieting since I was around 14 years old!! When I went to university at 18 I was quite happy with my weight I think I was about 11 stone and was a size 12 in clothes but after uni by the age of 23 I was at my heaviest (or so I thought at the time) weighing around 14/15 stone.
When I finished uni I moved back in with my parents for a year and worked really hard exercising & calorie counting to get back down to just over 12 stone. But then I met my husband and we moved in together, and before I knew it 3 years later I had piled the weight back on and again was hovering just below 16 stone.
Then when I got pregnant I piled on another 3 stone and was nearly 19 stone at 38 weeks pregnant!! Luckily 4 months later and I have managed to lose 2 stone of that and am now at 16st12lbs.
My first goal is to lose the 12lbs of baby weight and then hopefully go on to lose the 6st to get to a healthy BMI for my height (5"3) of 10 stone. Sorry really waffley first diary entry, they won't all be like this honest!
I am not a big fan of set diets so I am just going to be calorie counting and trying to do as much exercises as I can (with a 4 month old to occupy) with a minimum of a 30 min walk every day and I will be using my fitness pal & map my walk to track my calories & exercise.
Well here we go....