Hi everyone, my name is Kate and I turned 60 back in March.
I'e been on loads of diets over the years and they've all been fairly successful. I lost 60lbs with Weight Watchers about 20+ years ago, 50lbs with Slimming World a few years ago, and other diets in between.
But like a lot of us, I stupidly put the weight back on.
After my son committed suicide in January 2001 I put on over 3 stone, taking me to my heaviest ever weight of 16st 10lbs. I then joined a slimming group and lost about 4 stone.
My "normal" weight is usually between 13-14.7 stone and a size 18ish .
What made me decide to lose weight again???
Well last year I went to Turkey with 3 girlfriends in September/October, and around Christmas time one of them sent me the photos she'd taken and when I saw a few of me, I thought OMG!!!! I thought I looked horrible. (Since the holiday I'd gained a further 1 stone).
I then decided I needed to do something
So on my late Mothers birthday 7th January I started to eat healthily.
My aim was to lose 2 stone by my 60th birthday (14th March)
I cut out bread completely as that was what I used to live on, and in came fresh fruit and vegetables and meat.
Well I achieved my 2 stone loss by my birthday and decided to carry on eating healthily as I was actually enjoying it.
I used what I had learnt at Slimming World to keep me on track.
I reached my own set target weight of 11st 7lbs last week. But I'm going to carry on as I'd really love to see the number 10 as the first number on my scales. I've not seen the number 10 first for about 30 years.
I am NOT on a diet, I am simply eating healthily for the rest of my life. This time the weight is NOT going to go back on.