I hate my wedding photo's.
I got married on 5 January 2013 after a very stressful couple of months at work. I had lost a good 8 - 10lbs towards the end of 2012 but due to having to constantly work late and grabbing convenience foods late in the day, I must have put a good few pounds back on.
Then there was the Christmas festivities and feasting, which I did try to sensibly limit.
By the time 5 January came, I had the flu, I was stressed to hell, I didn't have time to get a spray tan and my dress was uncomfortably tight - I did not feel good on the day at all! I was a pasty-white, fat, middle-aged dumpling of a bride. On the plus side, on our wedding day the new husband was nursing a hangover, was a good several stone overweight and a bad hairdo so he didn't look too good either! Then we had the photo's to face, which I was really looking forward to seeing. They captured the great day we had but quite honestly they were not pleasant viewing for either of us.
So....that was the turning point and since then....
- I have been working on getting jogging using the Couck to 5k NHS podcasts. Today I ran the first session of week 3: and
- I signed up to WW (after trying Slimming World which just didn't work for me as I was undoubtedly over-eating). I lost 4st on WW many years ago and maintained for many years following the plan's basic principals. Slowly but surely I relaxed and the weight crept back on so now I am back. I rejoined on 31st July and am feeling very positive so far. It seems right to be "pointing" most of the foods up and reminding myself which foods are low in points.
I was eating reasonably well on SW and now that I am limiting my portions I shall be very interested to see what the scales have to say on Wednesday.