Hello, I’m a newbie, Jules, aged 53 from Portsmouth.
I decided that it’s time to make a change for the better, lose weight and get fit and embrace a healthy lifestyle.
Much to my dismay and horror I stepped on the scales on Sunday to find that I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been, 14 stone 10lb. I’m short at 5ft 2”, and calculated mt BMI, admitting for the first time I’m obese and need to do something about it.
I changed my job earlier this year to be happier and not so stressed but that came at a financial price, so unfortunately I don’t have the luxury of being able to pay weekly to join SW or WW. It is also a more desk bound job so I’m more sedentary. That’s the negatives out of the way!
The positives are that I’ve made an appointment to see my GP on 25 Jan (earliest available) as my surgery have 1 to 1 sessions available with a health trainer and I want proper, realistic advice from my doctor to support my weight loss. I asked for a Fitbit for my birthday in Nov and have started using that.
I’ve bought a second hand treadmill & exercise bike to start my exercise off. I love walking and enjoy nothing more than putting my trainers on, my earphones in and walking the shoreline or laps around Baffins Pond, but don’t feel safe doing it after work whilst it’s still dark and cold, so I’m looking forward to weekends and lighter evenings in Spring.
I know I can lose weight and do have will power as 8 years ago I lost 3 stone at SW before I got married. I just need a focus, some encouragement and maybe an opportunity to meet some new walking or Fitbit buddies, as walking on my own can be lonely and I’m more likely to be motivated to go if I’ve made an arrangement and wouldn’t want to let someone else down.
So say hi, share any useful tips and suggest how best I can use this site. Thanks for listening.