I've had a few days to browse through some of the things posted by some of the other amazing users of this place. And while it's been completely inspiring, it's also been a bit disheartening!
I appreciate that everyone is different and people do things in their own ways and we should all feel good about ourselves. I genuinely feel so happy for everyone but I am not feeling good about how long it has taken me to lose weight.
I have always been overweight and at my heaviest I was 18 stone. I'm now 15 stone 2lbs. I've been REALLY trying to lose weight since April 2015 when I joined slimming world, and I have lost 2 stone in that time. So when I read about amazing people who have lost that in six months, or even less, it makes me wonder if I should actually be proud of myself or feel a bit rubbish that I'm obviously not taking it as seriously as everyone else seems to?
I DO want to be healthier and fitter and be able to buy clothes and feel good about myself, and I have made a lot of changes... but sometimes it doesn't feel good enough. I want to be able to shout about how happy I am at my weight loss, and I AM a bit happy.. but when I think about how long it's taken me, I wonder why I'm not doing more?
I wasn't aiming to have my first post be a moan I promise! I'm not trying to take away from how great everyone else is and how happy I am for people when they've managed to do something so amazing. I just feel a bit deflated about it I suppose.
Anyway! I will keep trying everyday And I hope to be able to support others along the way!