Hi all, everyone has a diary and I have one over on another board but feel quite a home with being here in the Dukan thread. So here is a littl about me.....
A very long time ago when i was 18 I turned vegetarian and began a 4 year journey which saw me loose about 16k'gs (35lbs). I use to weigh 96kg's back then. At 21 I met my husband and at 22 we travelled for a few months through Europe and UK (he's English born). Then at about 23 I began to loose again as I was truly sick of only being half way through a journey.
All through calorie counting and exercise I lost more kg's and got down to 66kg's in roughly about 3 months (loss of about another 14kg's/31lbs. I managed to keep this off for a couple of year and then driving over and hour (one way to work) began to cut into my gym time. And being a beginning teacher I was coming home to do prep work and not going to the gym.
Then my dad passed and I think I began keeping myself busy all the time but to tell you the truth even though I was not eating bad foods, I still was not exercising. So very sad for a year or two and think I managed to convince my body to stop working for me (in terms of calorie counting and exercise) as what ever I did that worked in the past was not going to now.
So after 2 years of this about 28 I went and did a program called Dr Cohen's similar to SureSlim, and got down to 66 again from 79kg. During my refeed I got hives and had to go on steriods which saw me gain 6kg's in 1 week! I got very depressed about this weight gain and really began yo yoing for the past 3/4 years. Having some success....77 down to 70 for a holiday then back up to 74, 76, 78 and down to 75 then this year after our holiday I went up to 78.9kg's.
Ive managed to get to 76.7kg on my own over 3 months. During this year I have sold a house, bought a new one, house sat a friends house, taken a job promotion... my nan died (crazy year). Anyways it's been 6 weeks in our new house and I feel really settled in life and my head is in a better place with dieting.
For a few years there I would not go out to social events with friend because I did not want to eat or drink food that was out of my control. I have since learned that this approach is very damaging, so I began doing WW. Which really helped more with my mind than with the scales.
So being an a happier place with my thoughts on food and if I want to have a 'meal off' that's ok because that's what people do, it's life.
Now having started Dukan I am finding the weight is moving again and I find it relatively easy. I dont plan to make a habit of going off track but have decided it best to do 2 PP days if i have a meal off.
Long post but basically this is me and my bio of dieting history. Chuffed about my first WI and loosing 5.3lbs with Dukan and judging from many of your results this diet works and I'm looking forward to being much lighter in a months time when my mum flys over to visit. No idea what to do for these 2 weeks.... yet.
Thanks for listening and all the support Ive had this week and know you gorgeous peeps will offer me along the way.