I'm Kat, 23 years old and currently battling with not just my weight but my approach to food and exercise in general.
One of my main reasons for the desire to become healthier was due to an unexpected life change. My Dad was recently diagnosed with cancer. It changed everything in my life almost instantly. It's tough to see someone you love suffer in this way, it makes you rethink a lot of your own life choices and your future.
I currently weigh 13st 6lbs. I want to weigh 11st. I'd like to be below 13st by Easter....
I've never done anything about my weight before,I have no idea where to start and no idea how to kick the bad habits I have.
For a start I'm a comfort eater. I eat all my feelings. Especially when I'm anxious or nervous!! With life throwing so many anxious and nervy scenarios at me recently, I need to learn other ways to deal with my nerves and anxiety rather than through a slice of cake!
I also have a MAJOR sweet tooth. I love chocolate, cake, biscuits, sweets. Anything sugary, I love!! I have entered a competition with my boyfriend to give up fizzy drinks (I'm desperate to win!) So hoping this may help me curb the love of sugar slightly... A girl can hope right?!
And last but not least I love a good meal out! I socialise with my friends over dinners out, meet up with my sisters over lunch, my best friends for a coffee and cake(there's a theme occurring here) and go on date nights with my boyfriend to a nice cosy restaurant. I find its the easiest and nicest way to socialise. I'm not a huge drinker, I love the ambience you get in a nice restaurant, the volume is the right level for a proper indepth chat, its relaxed and food always provides a conversation starter. I acknowledge that I eat out a little too much, but what do I replace what I percieve to be a social norm with?! Or alternatively how do I make sure that when I do go out I make the right choices for my new approach(attempt) at life?
I'm not on here because I'm desperate to be thin. This isn't about the aesthetics of losing weight. I want to do so much more than just lose a bit of weight. I want to be a better version of me. I want to run up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath, I want to go into a coffee shop and not feel the need to order a slice of cake. I want to be healthy and not be so afraid of choosing that option.
It too easy to choose the unhealthy option. I don't want the easy option any longer.