Thursday, 24 January 2013

A New Beginning.


I am back! 
I'm still not 100%, but I am a lot better than I was a couple of weeks ago, thank goodness.


So, as the new year is upon us I have decided to concentrate on losing weight. 
I have tried several times over the past few years and it seems that every time I have started to be successful I have fallen pregnant, again. 
This time is different.  I know that we wont be having any more babies, and I am more determined this time than I have ever been before. 
You know you need to do something when it gets to the point that you can't bear to look at yourself in the mirror, and you are even trying to hide your body from your partner. 
That is what I have been like. 
I am ashamed of how much weight I have put on after having my last two children, and it is time to make some serious changes.

I will still be using my Slimpod, but I have realised that I need to have a healthy eating plan to follow, to make my weight loss journey a successful one.
So, with the support of a very good friend, I have joined Slimming World.
I have been following it for two weeks now, and am so far very happy with the plan and the amount of food I can actually eat, while still losing weight.

It's an easy plan to understand, and follow, and in the past two weeks I have lost 6 and a half lbs.
Not a bad start, even if I do say so myself.

I am setting myself small, manageable targets to help me keep on track and I have several things to look forward to later on this year, including my 30th birthday and Britmums Live, which are giving me positive targets to aim for too.


The lovely message on the front of my weight loss diary.

 
I am trying to stay positive, and to forget any previous attempts to lose weight. 
The only attempt that matters is this one.

I have had enough of being the unhealthy, fat mum who can't run around with her children.  I want to be able to enjoy the quality time I am lucky enough to have with them while they are young.

To help me keep on track I am going to post on here each week and let you know how I have been doing.  I apologise in advance if some of you find this boring, but I really need to keep myself on track.  You have all been so brilliant whenever I have hit any other hurdles in my life, so I am hoping that with your help and support I can make it through this journey and reach my target weight at the end.

So ...... if I am trusting you to take this journey with me then I guess I had better do the really embarrassing part and let you know just how bad my weight had become. 
I have known that I am overweight for some time now, but it still came as a shock when I stood on those scales for the first time.

My weight at the start of this journey, on 10th January, was 15st 11 and a half lbs.

I am obese.

I could have cried, but decided to keep on being positive. 
I kept it in my mind that this would be the last time I will be this weight. 
This was the start of a journey that will hopefully change my life forever.

Since then I have been weighed twice, as follows :

17th January - 15st 8lbs - a loss of 3 and a half lbs
24th January - 15st 5lbs - a loss of 3lbs

I am happy with these weigh-ins and am determined to make the changes that I need for a healthier, happier life.

Missy x

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