I’ve always been on the bigger side of average and never what you would consider “thin”. Now that I’m on the other side of 30, I’m feeling it a lot more, getting older is tough. I ache, I get tired easier and let’s face it, I’m not going to be getting any younger anytime soon. I’ve been overweight in some form or other for most of my adult life, from being the slightly chubby teen to where I am today. I can’t blame anyone except myself, it’s the lifestyle that I have led and the neglect of my own health.
I lost a lot of weight when I was pregnant with Little Legs, I wish I could say it was because I chose to live a healthier lifestyle, but it was mainly down to hyperemesis. After a few health complications, I’ve gained back most of that weight (and more) over the years. Knowing that I was gaining weight, I tried various diets, but nothing really stuck and my willpower dwindled. A few lbs here and there soon added up.
This summer was the turning point for me, on a family vacation I avoided having my photo taken, I was constantly worried about how I looked, and I never felt comfortable. Instead of spending my time having fun-filled carefree fun, I hid behind the camera. This time I am determined to make the change, I’d like to get back down to a size that is healthier for me, a size that I haven’t been since my late teens (when I thought I was fat).
I’ve set my goals, created an achievable plan of diet and exercise and I’ll be seeking help from Bodyline Clinic who will be supporting me during the start of my weight loss journey. I won’t lie, I love food and I’m not the biggest fan of exercise, so I’m not expecting this to be a breezy walk in the park. It’s going to be tough, but I am going at this 100% and I’m determined to make the change.
Hopefully, I will be back in a week or two with positive update and be a few lbs lighter.