For those of us with a lot of weight to lose I thought I would share a few milestones I have recently passed to give heart to those like me who have a long road to travel.
Today I have dropped below 16st, down from 22st 10lbs 18months ago. 😃🎊
I have set myself new targets which I will achieve!
Yesterday I was 62 years old and proud of it!🎂
For the first time in all my years of yo-yo dieting I really think that I can stick with this new way of eating.
I now swim 600m twice a week, go to a yoga class and go for a 5 mile walk once a with friends. At the beginning I wasn't doing any exercise, and was being advised to try and walk just 200yds up my lane or round the garden each day to try and get me out of my chair. From little acorns oak trees grow.
When there is a special occasion or we go on holiday I allow myself to relax my eating a bit but know that even though the weight may pile on I can and will get it off. We are recently back from a guide tour of the Turkish Riviera, in a week I had put on 9lbs but 10 days after getting home I had lost it all. It was probably mostly water retention because of allowing myself to eat more carbs etc.
A couple of important milestones to me from the holiday, last September when we flew to Malta I just managed, for the first time in years, not to need a seat belt extender, this time it was easy to do the belt up and I WAS ABLE TO PUT THE SEAT TRAY DOWN. I realise that to a lot of people this doesn't seem much but to me it means so much.
Thanks to all who post on here, I read everyday what you have said and others replied, it lets you know that you are not alone in this journey. And I know that if I need help and encouragement there are friends out there to give it.
Love and best wishes to you all.