Here goes...........again!

I've been either over weight or obese (horrible word) for all of my adult life. Over the last 30 years I have tried to lose weight too many times to count, don't get me wrong, I did lose weight, my problem, like so many people, is keeping it off! I even managed to get to get 9lbs away from having a healthy BMI but good habits started slipping and the weight crept back, I hovered around 11 stone for a while, a stone over my goal, but I felt comfortable, my new, smaller, wardrobe still fitted so it was ok.

That was about 18 months ago, you can guess what comes next right?.......yep, I have now gained 4 stone (give or take a couple of pounds) OMG. How could I let this happen?

I don't have any health problems, that I know of. Arthritis in one knee, and bursitis around my left hip, made worse by the extra weight I'm now carrying.

I changed my job earlier this year, I now work at home. Being home alone means that I can eat and drink whenever I like, there's no-one to see, I've developed a habit of snacking every time I get a drink which has not helped the waistline one bit! The only exercise I get is the foray to the kitchen which is downstairs.

I want to succeed this time, nay I need to but taking that first step is really difficult this time, I keep putting my day one off, finding excuses to do anything but tackle my weight. I'm ashamed of myself but here I am again........Hoping for support and encouragement, and promise to support and encourage others. 😀


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7 Replies

  • best of luck with your journey, im new too :)

  • Thanks Emily, good luck to you too 😀

  • Thank you for your support, it really helps to know other people understand. I certainly will have a good look around 😀

  • Well you've done it! You have stopped putting day one off and have now signed up to the forum and decided to tackle your weight issue. I can't tell you how many excuses I made to put off starting day one, I always seemed to have some social event or other which I basically used as an excuse. Good luck in your journey, you will find an awful lot of support and motivation from the site.

  • Thanks for your message, I can see already how much support is available and I know it really will help. It's only day one and already my food choices have been better. So far so good 😀

  • Me too. Yoyoing up and down. Will you keep me accoutable to weekly weigh ins even after goal. I will cheer you on and keep you accountable too.

    I don't have as much to lose as you but am frustrated and ashamed that I fail to keep it off. I will cheer you on x

  • It's a deal 😀. Thanks for your message of support.

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