Hello fellow dieters!
I'm new and desperately need to lose weight. Ideally I would like to lose about 3 stone but would be delighted to see any weight loss at all. I've tried Slimming World in the past but despite sticking to it rigidly I got stuck after losing 6lb and nothing worked.
My weight is having a big effect on my health, so that is my primary motivation and of course I would like to look better, as my other half still looks the same as he did 10 years ago (damn his superior genetics!).
Unfortunately, I have Fibromyalgia which is very painful, ME so I'm very tired and lethargic, Arthritis, Pernicious Anaemia, Elher Danlos Syndrome (hypermobility) and Lung Disease. Therefore, exercise is difficult but I try to swim every week, luckily I love love love swimming so that is a great help when trying to motivate myself. I get thoroughly fed up with people telling me to walk 10k steps a day, when some days just standing up is a challenge. It makes me want to stuff their FitBits down their "&*##**!!! Not all disabilities are visible.
So obviously I only expect to lose a lb a week (fingers crossed) without being able to exercise as much as I would like. If I swim in the morning I will spend the rest of the day sleeping.
I have a dairy intolerance. I don't drink alcohol as it tends to affect my medication.
I take MST twice a day (morphine) and Oramorph for breakthrough pain, Sertraline for depression, Azithromycin (lung disease). I do wonder if the medication is hindering my weight.
I managed to stick to my 1400 calories yesterday, but chocolate will be my downfall as I know I reach for sugar for a instant energy boost.
I'm hoping this is a fresh start for me, and that the calorie counting works as I will be able to squeeze in a little chocolate and still squeeze into my jeans!
Onward and downwards hopefully!