So I have just returned from my second all inclusive holiday abroad in the last month considerably rounder and at my heaviest weight ever. I have decided that I need to make a lasting change. I am currently tipping the scales at 12st 10lbs and have been hovering around 12st (give or take) since I was about 21. Given the fact that I am only 5ft 4 I have come to realise that this is a ridiculous situation to be in.
My mother and grandmother have suffered from weight issues and I do not want to follow the same path or perpetuate the cycle for my children. I have lost weight easily in the past so I suppose I took it for granted that it would always be the case.....it is not. For the last year I have yo-yoed up and down about a stone, every time I lose, thinking, see that was easy, you can relax now!!
I eat very healthily when main meals are concerned but my portion control is out of control and I cannot resist chocolate and crisps at any opportunity! Eating well has been an excuse for unhealthy snacking, same as many people I guess.
I used to be fit, dancing and swimming 5-6 times a week but the heavier I got the less I am inclined to exercise.
But no more, I start my new life tomorrow. I have realised that my entire life needs an
overhaul and I am the only one who can make the changes necessary to make myself happy.
I am resigning from my job tomorrow and have enrolled to become a primary school teacher, beginning in August. A friend of a friend is a Personal Trainer and has agreed to do a consult with me on Tuesday to get the kick start I need.
I am writing this post and will keep updating as a sort of personal promise to myself to keep on the right track.
Please feel free to comment as I go, the more supportive input on my journey the better....here's hoping this time the change will be lasting.