17 years post birth!
starting weight 20 stone 10
Weight today 16 stone and 3/4 pound
Further Weight to lose 5 stone.
I am nearly half way through my weight loss journey. It’s been a struggle and the only way I got myself back on track in April was getting a personal trainer. I’m in another plateau now and have been snacking a lot but she- the trainer - is being positive and reminding me of how far I’ve come and how I feel stronger and healthier and how well I am doing in the gym. I’d never entered a gym until earlier this year for my trial session. I did squats with 35 kilos yesterday! I’ve also taken up netball 40 plus years after I last played in year 8. I really enjoy being part of a team and we played - and soundly lost - our first competitive match last week. I find being part of a team gets me out when I don’t want to leave the house.
I am trying to build exercise into my daily routine - I’ve retired my car and am walking to the shops most days with a trolley. If I don’t go the family doesn’t get any dinner so that keeps me going when I’m not motivated. I also swear by the diabetics Uk recipes and popped lotus seeds and sea weed which has kept me going food wise. My blood sugar was raised and is now in a normal range and I am hoping to be clinically fat rather than obese for Christmas. I now weigh the same as my 6foot +rugby playing boy so I know I’ve got a way to go. Weirdly I feeler fatter now when I look in the mirror than I used to. I think it is that I am more aware of my body. The measurements of my neck belly legs and arms tell a different story. Even when I am not loosing weight I am loosing mms although more from the chest than any other area! I also braved the beach at the weekend in a bikini so I’m working on body confidence too. Looking forwards to being able to comment on other posts.