Im Jan and I am a Brit living abroad and it is time to shed these pounds. I think most of the excess weight came from depression, even though I love living in another country and have embraced the life. The problem is always the guilt of leaving my parents behind and having a life over here. I guess I comfort ate because of that.
We do get to see my parents often but they don't get to see my kids on a daily basis. The guilt for that is quite high as they only have 2 grandkids and they both live here.
Anyway it is time for me to stop feeling the guilt (20 years of it) and grasp that this is my life and only I can change it. My husband is very supportive and drags me out for walks whenever he can.
Some health problems gallbladder removed 2010, so stomach never recovered and still plays up. SVT ablation done in 2010 followed by Warfarin treatment for 6 months for a blood clot. 2015 partial thyroidectomy (left lobe removed) and another 6 month of warfarin for another blood clot. Food allergies fish, peanuts and strawberries.
So in short if anyone wants to chat then get in touch