I have been lurking in the forum for quite a while saying very little but needed to share my happiness today.
This morning I weighed in at exactly 11st with a BMI of 24.8 woohoo!
I started last summer after weighing myself on our shiny new scales and discovering to my horror that I weighed the same as my hubby 13st 11lb, BMI over 30, so obese. I think I had been kidding myself for a long time.
I set myself some goals 1st loss by my hols at the end of September another 1st by Christmas and a third by Easter when my daughter is getting married.
I'm not quite there on the third stone but so close and what is even better, my wedding outfit is a size 12! (It does have some stretch n it)
Thanks to (almost) cutting out unnecessary carbs (biccies, crisps, doughnuts, cakes, chocolate) and eating slightly smaller portions, I have managed to still eat most of the things I love, even the occasional fish and chips or pizza.
Couch to 5k has been the telling difference. I have gone from struggling to run at all to running three or four times a week for 4-6 k, and have lost a huge 7 inches off my hips.
There have been weeks where lost nothing, and Christmas where I put some back on, but overall a consistent slow one or two pounds a week loss. So if I can do it anyone can. Just be determined and be patient, if you do the right things the weight will come off and slow is better, honest.
Doing a happy dance in my living room.