Hi I'm Lisa-Jade! I am 32 years old and happily married for 2 years. I have been overweight for most of my life, and I am determined to do something about it. I refuse to give up on myself. I thought registering and posting on minimins would help me to focus, and chat to other people struggling with their weight. All my friends and family are slim (lucky sods!).
I repeat the cycle of losing weight then regaining it all plus a few extra stone. I am currently morbidly obese. I haven't weighed in weeks, but I'm sure I'm in the high 19 stone bracket. I have piled on the weight faster than usual following a bereavement, but I feel ready to start taking control again and start shedding some weight.
I have tried most types of weightloss, including unsuccessful weight loss surgery many years ago. I have done slimming world, weight watchers, calorie counting, Atkins... Most recently I've been dabbling in VLCDs but these seem to make me binge and I'm not sure it's for me in the long term.
I am going back to basic calorie counting with my fitness pal, just aiming for a pound a week initially to ease myself in. I started today, though I didn't weigh myself as i had already had breakfast before deciding to start! I had 1500kcals today which is less than MFP suggests, but it felt right for me, plus I guessed my weight, so it probably isn't accurate anyway! I will brave the scales in the morning.
As for exercise... Well, I am notoriously lazy so this is always a sore point. But at times I have had very successful periods of going to the gym religiously, but at my current weight and headspace I think that's a bit unrealistic right now. So I am thinking of designing myself a little home workout routine to do maybe 3 times a week, with a view to getting back to the gym in the spring.
In terms of goals... Well of course I would love to be a normal weight. But to start with, I would like to lose weight so my wedding ring isn't so tight. I was 15st10lbs when I got married, so that is my initial goal I think. So around 4 stone...
... though another 4 after that would be great