This is more for my own records I think more than anything. I felt like writing all this down in a diary, but would feel embarrassed if OH came across it! Strange, considering how supportive he is that my issues with my weight still feel like they should be such a private thing!
Anyway, a bit of background. I was skinny my whole life, started putting on a little weight at uni, but it actually suited me better. I was probably on the unhealthier side of 'healthy weight', not through anything I did, just my metabolism. So getting a bit of a curve in uni actually looked better than 'stick thin' me.
I stayed slim until I became pregnant with my first, obviously gained weight through pregnancy, had an awful birth which resulted in him in the special care unit and me very ill and on various meds for the first couple of months after his birth. The result was that within a few weeks of having him I was back to my uni size, but it was an unhealthy weight loss and a thinness I associated with being very unwell.
A couple of years later and I became pregnant again. The weight piled on and stayed on and then carried on piling on!
My youngest is 3.5 now, we aren't planning on having more. My eldest started Primary school last September, my youngest will be starting next year. I am starting a new job at my little one's Primary school come September and we are just looking at booking a family holiday for next August.
I have tried several times to diet, exercise regimes etc. I might lose a few kilos, but then don't stick to it and it comes back on. But this time I am determined. I finally feel like I am starting to get my life back a little (don't get me wrong, I love my kids to the moon and back and then back round a few more laps, but being a mum has been all consuming for the last 5.5 years and now they are getting older I am discovering time for myself again).
So, to the stats:
Current weight: 105 kg Current BMI: 34.2 I am obese.
Target weight: 70kg Target BMI: 22.8 nicely in the healthy range.
So, 35kg to lose and am going to aim to lose it be next August...a tough ask, so we shall see!
Would love to hear some success stories to keep me motivated!!