Hi, this blog business is new to me but struggling with my weight is'nt!
I feel determined that 2015 is the year I conquer my weight. I've never been very slim- for most of my adult life between 11-12.5 stone. I've always wanted to be around the 10st mark but probably never put the effort in.. Last Christmas I developed chronic headaches and after being put on amitriptyline my weight rocketed from 12.5- 14 stone in 3 months!! My doctors tell me it isn't the medication (who knows?) but I'm desperate to loose this weight- never have I put such weight on so quickly! Thankfully I haven't gained any more but at14.2 stone I am now the biggest I've ever been
The weight gain has really got me down- I no longer feel attractive, I don't like buying new clothes as I think I look horrible in them and hate posing for photographs with my friends as I think I look awful...
In July I am going to Italy with my boyfriend who by the way is very slim! (11.5st) I'd like to feel feminine next to him, rather than the fat monster I feel like! This past year on holidays the only pictures I have are of him and the landscape... This year I would love to be comfortable and happy in the photos and able to enjoy myself without the constant nagging weight issue!!
I am a healthy person generally, I eat healthy, I'm a veggitarian and foodie who loves cooking. I always eat my 5 a day but do lapse with ocassional indulgences that I should probably cut out all together. I'm not as active as I was- I play netball and squash once a week but having run a half marathon in 2012 I am going to try and get back onto the running wagon. However, I do find the extra weight puts a strain on my knees and back when I run.
I'm hoping I can find support and be truthful to myself on this forum and my journey. My goal is 11stone by July 9th, that's about 2.1lbs a week- I'm hoping this is achievable!?!
Love reading everyone's story's, thanks for reading mine