Thought it was about time that I stopped lurking in the background, as I joined this forum back in May.
At my heaviest I was approaching 13st 11lbs and being only 5ft 3inches, which put me well into the obese BMI range. I had perhaps convinced myself that I was content with the situation, but looking back I wasn't very happy at all.
Last year I attended a school reunion and did not like the way I looked in the photos and maybe that was a sub conscious trigger to get healthy.
Fast forward to May this year I decided to get educated about food and started an online Nutition and Health course, it was during this that I had to complete a food diary for the first time and devise a healthy eating plan for myself. Although I wasn't looking for the course to help me lose weight, it made me take a cold, hard, honest look at what and I was putting into my body.
During the course I weighed myself for the first time in forever and was surprised to find that I weighed in at 12st 6.5lbs and started using MyFitnessPal to monitor my calorie intake.
Over the 5 months since I started, the weight has come off at a steady and consistent rate, but it hasn't always been plain sailing as I have a sweet tooth, am a crisp muncher and love cheese.
Happy to say that at my last weigh in I'm down to 10st 11.5lbs and I have been stuck at this for a couple of weigh ins now. So time reassess methinks and keep positive.
It's also nice to fit into smaller clothes again and I am able to get my wedding ring on again.
I've got a weight goal in mind of 9st 7lbs by the end of March 2016.
Apologies for the long post and thank you for reading.