I've just joined today after reading the NHS weight loss website. There seems to be lots of ideas and inspiration here!
I'm a mid-40s mum of 3, and daughter of a serial dieter. She's 67, and still back and forth to Slimming World. She's spent her entire adult life either on a diet, falling off the wagon, beating herself up, then dieting again. I realllly don't want to do that.
However, there is no getting away from the fact I have a BMI of 32.5. I carry it around my middle, making me more liable for heart problems. I'd like to tackle this in a way that is a good example to my kids.
The reason for being overweight is (no surprises) I overeat. I comfort eat. I eat mindlessly. I eat when I'm bored, stressed, upset, fed up. This will be the biggest part of my challenge I think.
I will stick to the higher end of my daily calories, so I don't freak out after a week and eat a mountain of chocolate in response. I'll need to hold my own hand as I start, reassure the part of me that will hate every second. I didn't intend to get so personal here! Thanks for reading