***This is copied from my introduction post as it makes sense and explains my journey ***
My name's Emma and I'm a foodaholic
No really, I'll be serious this time...
I'm 20 years old and I am finally finally getting the courage and motivation to lose weight and run my life the way I want it to be!
A little bit about me:
Well, I've been slowly but surely losing weight since November 2008 when I found out I was pregnant with our first baby as I was extremely overweight and very determined to do the best for our child. I lost about 40lbs or so and was doing very well up until our 20 week scan when we found out our son had died, we were both heartbroken and I did my usual and reached for the food... I put back on about 15lbs or so in the space of about 2 days and carried on putting on weight and putting food in my mouth, until I had the realisation that I couldn't make my son proud of me by eating myself into an early grave. It's been a very long and hard road for me in the last few weeks, and every day has been a struggle to get through but I am determined to be the best I can, to make my son proud of me, to make my partner proud of me, to be me at last.
I've now got back down 233lbs through cutting back on the crisps and junk and getting myself out of the house to stop myself from wallowing in my own self pity.
I am currently reducing my calorie intake in preparation to go on the Cambridge Diet sole source programme, which I will commence on 30/03/09 and I can't wait to get to know you all better
I'm hoping to get down to what will be the slimmest I've been for about 6 years by 18th October 2009 - MY 21st BIRTHDAY!!