I haven't been on here in a little while but i just wanted to pop on and say hi to everyone who's on here, particularly the January newcommers.
I just wanted to say that when it's starting to get tough and you're not dure why you're still doing it because things seem to have slowed or stopped working and you think the scales may be lying to you....Hang in there. You're doing a great job. I admire you.
This time last year i weighed 16st 5lbs and had felt like a had a mountain to climb to reach my normal bmi and weight of 10st. With over 6st to loose it felt almost impossible.
There were times when i was so incredibly elated (particularly in the first few weeks when i was loosing 5lbs a week with seemingly little effort) and times when i hit rock bottom ( loosing 5lbs then putting 3 back on because i had a nice Italian meal after a west end show.)
But i hung on in there and slowly but surely the pounds came off. By August 2014 i had lost 5st 6lbs and weighed 10st 13lbs. I most definately looked slimmer and felt so much healthier for it. For the first time in nearly 18 years i could fit into size 12-14 clothing.
I had 13lbs to go and the only thing that stopped me loosing that was the fact i found out i was pregnant! My husband and i had been trying for 3 years without successs and part of th reason for me loosing the weight was because I thought it may have been the issue (and even if it wasn't then i felt i wanted to be healthier just for me.)
I'm 7 months pregnant now and she is quite possibly the best weight loss gift/incentive i could ever have imagined. Even though I've put a few pounds back on i know they're pretty much all healthy ones as I've stuck to my new being healthy regime and I'm still pretty much a size 14 in maternity clothes. My old bigger wardrobe is coming in handy too! I weighed myself this morning and I'm 12st. I take pride in the fact that i am about 4st lighter than i was this time last year.
So for those of you starting to hit a bit of a wall, keep at it you never know what might happen in the next 12 months. Here's hoping you find a pot of gold at the end of your weightloss rainbows. And remember that in order to have rainbows you need to have some rain.