My Weight Loss Journey

Discussion in 'Weight Loss Diaries' started by PrincessDonna, 4 October 2010 Social URL.

  1. PrincessDonna

    PrincessDonna Member

    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    21st2lb
    Current Weight:
    16st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    5st0lb(23.65%)
    Diet:
    My own!
    Hello Everyone

    Well I will start from the beginning....

    I have always been slim as I played alot of sports, especially football until the age of 17 years old...Then at the age of 19 years old I meet my partner and I was only 12 stone 5lbs and then weight started to pile on and I started to gain more and more until i eventually weighed myself in 2008 just before christmas and I weighed 21 stone, in which I was so unhappy! Then a couple of days before christmas I was rushed into hospital with suscepted Gallstones, went for scans and it turned out that I had a load of small size Gallstones, the doctor advised 2 options:

    1) Loss weight and stick to a very low fat diet

    2) Continue your current lifestyle and they will get bigger and you will need a operation.

    Well I am petrified of operations of any kind and hospital altogether, so i went for Option 1 as my New Years Resolution. On 01/01/2009 I started to cut out all my fat and reduce my calorie intake to 1,500 per day and fat content right down to just 10g per day and 3g sat fat...

    Now I weigh 16 stones and 3 lb's and I have dropped 3 dress sizes. My target weight is to get back down to 12 stone and back to a size 14 dress size.

    So I know I can do it, so off I go!

    Thanks Everyone for listening ;)
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Barb

    Barb Gold Member

    Posts:
    4,227
    Likes Received:
    233
    Diet:
    Healthy eating/Food diary
    Wow, that's brilliant. Just shows what can be done. I am sure you will get to where you want to be with such determination.
     
  4. Lynn_

    Lynn_ On A Mission!

    Posts:
    1,288
    Likes Received:
    50
    Start Weight:
    17st9lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st0lb(39.68%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Diabetic/Low carb
    Gallstone removal is a major op no doubt, but it really isnt that bad. BUT having gallstones just indicates the unhealthy way you have been eating prior to that, and you will also no doubt have issues with high cholestrol, if not now then sometime in the future, and of course you could well be on course for type 2 diabetes. Ive been down this road myself.

    You have made a great start with getting you diet under control, not just to lose weight but to get all these potential health issues under control now before its too late.

    I had the gallstone op 17 years ago, but i ignored what gave them to me in the first place, and now here I am, diabetic and high cholestrol issues. Thankfully i have finally got my eating under control, but i could have had 17 healthy years instead of the heartache i put myself through all because i couldnt say no to the bad food.

    Well done for making the right choice and dealing with the issue, i wish you all the best in your journey.
     
  5. PrincessDonna

    PrincessDonna Member

    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    21st2lb
    Current Weight:
    16st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    5st0lb(23.65%)
    Diet:
    My own!
    I have NEVER had high cholsterol even when I was big and overweight, my cholsterol is only 3.2 at the moment and my good cholsterol is only 1.1.... nor any problems with diabetic as I have been tested for that, I was healthy on the inside but looked unhealthy on the outside.

    My gallstones don't bother me now and I have not has an attack for over a year, because I have my weight under control

    Thanks everyone for the wishes x
     
  6. yumymumywanabe

    yumymumywanabe Fat be-gone

    Posts:
    532
    Likes Received:
    4
    Start Weight:
    21st11lb
    Current Weight:
    20st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st12lb(3.93%)
    Diet:
    5:2 & CC
    Feel for you babez.. i had gallstones for about 4 years had attacks every now and then, then last may i had a major attack vomiting the pain was so bad crippled on the bathroom floor the next day i went to the docs and he said i had jaundice and made me a app at the hospital and gave me strong painkiller (butt tablets hubby called them lol..men) few hrs later another bad attack thought hubby had seen a ghost as i was yellow like a sunflower, my pee was dark brown/red got to the hospital they thought it was something or nothing till i showed them my sample. straight away got admitted, and was found that i had the worse case jaundice the doc had ever seen as 1 of the stones had got stuck in my gall duct also my blood was thin so had to have tablets for that... luckily a week later i was let out the hosptial, and a week after that i had an op to remove the stones.. and all this because of the weight, couldnt believe id caused this myself.. touch wood since the stones have been removed iv had no attacks but this weight is coming off cause i never want to go through that again.. it was worse then childbirth..and iv done that 3 times... hope you manage to get the weight off and hope your stones dont cause you the same trouble mine did xx
     
  7. Skyee

    Skyee New Member

    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    16st11lb
    Current Weight:
    16st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    my own! :)
    Well done on your weight loss so far and im sure you will reach your target weight soon with the determination that you have, go you!! x
     
  8. Princess-Jader

    Princess-Jader Full Member

    Posts:
    360
    Likes Received:
    4
    Start Weight:
    17st7lb
    Current Weight:
    15st12.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st8.5lb(9.18%)
    Diet:
    Slimming world
    Well done on the amazing weight loss already! Keep up the good work :)
     
  9. Hope123

    Hope123 Full Member

    Posts:
    231
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    13st9lb
    Current Weight:
    12st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st3lb
    Lost(%):
    1st0lb(7.33%)
    Diet:
    Healthy Eating
    Well done for your loss so far, it just shows if u put ur mind to something it can happen....
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...