It's amazing what weight loss and exercise does for the emotional state . I am just having a coffee before I go to work ( on a late today ) and looking at the amazing people on this site and pondering on my journey during the past year .
As many of you know I weighed 14 stones last feb , and found the forum at 13 stone 8 , I am maintaining nicely now at 8 stone 12 and size 10 pants!! I have become a runner and am planning my first half marathon in Manchester in October . last year I scoffed at the very idea of running , now I love it . Have a drawer full of technical running clothes and have a love of running trainers !
I look after my elderly mum ( she lives with us ) , work in a challenging role in the NHS , and was struggling with life in general , tired all the time, everything an effort , bit fed up , lost a lot of my sparkle before I started . BUT NOW , well I can't believe the new me . I feel in control , I run X 3 times a week , I go to boot camp , my sparkle is back, I am again laid back , see the good things in life , have sorted my house out drawer by drawer, cupboard by cupboard, I feel in control. This is all since I started to control my weight and exercise. It's magic ! Perhaps I should call it the Harry Potter effect of this brilliant forum .
Oh and yes in the middle of this I had a pace maker !!
So I'm sitting here with my size small scrubs on , looking forward to the challenges of another day at the face of the NHS feeling cool and collected .