I have a huge task ahead of me, wanting to lose 50 kilo from my 167 cm frame in around nine months.
I was a 'normal' weight throught school, then moved in with my boyfriend and it was easier to buy than cook out meals. My weight went up to around 105 kg by the time I was 20.
Unhappy with life in general, I moved away from my boyfriend and went back to College, and with the change of scenery, my weight dropped off with no real effort on my part - other than being obviously happier
I was single for a couple of years, weighing 73-76 kg, but with a 16% body fat due to excersizing a lot - not intentionally, but with losing weight and feeling good I was running everywhere, playing netball 3 nights a week and horse riding every morning.
Moved in with my now husband at the age of 23, had a wonderful life living the the middle of the city, saved hard and bought our first house - in the country, several kilometres from anything. This put a stop to my walking and sports, I gave up riding horses for other people and within a couple of years my weight was back up to over 100 kg.
Over the past 10 years I have tried every diet imaginable, was successful with Modifast, losing 18 kg in a month, went off it for Christmas and then it just wasnt going to happen..the texture of it made me almost want to vomit. Needless to say the 18 kg lost was regained with an additional 12 kg for good measure
I love junk food, but I dont eat a lot, I drink Coke all day every day though. I know I have to change my habits, and I also know it all comes down to taking the easy way out. It's easier to drive through a drive through than go home and make lunch each day.
My main desire now is to participate. My husband is a runner and I am sick of watching him. I am planning to start off with several short walks each day of 10-15 minutes each, this will get me drinking some water. I have found that since Christmas I an eating less anyway and have already dropped a couple of kilo's in the last two weeks. Hopefully after a few weeks I am feeling fresher and wanting to do more, so increasing the excersise and by feeling better not wanting the junk food as much.
That's the plan anyway
I have enjoyed reading other peoples success stories so far and look forward to sharing my experiences with you all