It has been many moons since I posted but with the news today that if you diet for a year your body adjusts and you will keep the weight off, it seems like a good time to check in. I've now been on this healthy eating kick for a year. My original target was to lose 10kg so that I would be eligible for a kidney transplant and so far I've actually lost 20kg. My health has deteriorated and I've had to cut my teaching to three days a week but I can console myself that I would feel even worse if I hadn't lost the weight. I had a check up call from the transplant nurse a few weeks ago and when she worked out how much weight I'd lost she was full of praise- which was encouraging. Still waiting for a transplant though!
I've managed to crack some ribs (long story beginning with my mum's mussel risotto and food poisoning and ending with me passing out and falling head first into the bath!) So exercise is a bit of a chore at the moment.
I just want to say to anyone new to this site if I can lose weight you can too. I've still got a good few kg to go until I reach my ideal weight but im ready to carry on.
Keep up the good work everyone. Xx