Hi, my name is Pam and i am 44 this year and a South African living in Scotland for the passed four years. When my daughter was born nearly 16 years ago, I blossomed from a size 8/10 to a hefty size 16/18 and I am only 5ft 2 so it was really not a good look. Over the years since her birth and my gradual weight gain, I developed late onset asthma and continuous heart burn, which I put down to my weight. I weighed about 76kgs. I tried to come to terms with my weight and felt that I could never lose it, as diets that I had tried in the past had not worked and convinced myself that i didn't care anymore and because my hubby said he loved me no matter what I just kept up with my bad eating habits, eg loads of chips, biscuits, fatty meat, choccies, and ice cream, etc and consequently just got bigger and bigger.
Nothing looked good on me and I ended up wearing sloppy oversized clothes and never worried with hair and makeup coz I felt so ugly anyway and so never bothered to make the best of a bad job. Eventually, around about our summer last year, about July, I went to buy some new clothes at my hubbies insistence, but everything bulged and looked ghastly, and i looked so bloated and old that I walked out really depressed and then hubby said very quietly and gently, perhaps you should try and lose a little weight. He saw a beautiful dress in a very expensive boutique and said to me that if I could lose enough weight to fit into the size 10 dress, he would buy it for me. he is such a sweet heart. I was suddenly filled with determination and motivation that I have never had before to lose these ghastly kilos.
I started the GI Diet in August, and todate I have lost a total of approximately 11kgs and have gone from a size 16/18 to a size 12 and weigh 66.3kgs. I am really struggling to lose any more though, which I am finding desperately irritating. I have started going to the gym (3 times a week) and I drink loads of water, at least 8 glasses a day, and have cut down even more on the calorie intake, but am still not losing. However, I am still determined to continue until I eventually do lose it all and at last weigh the 55kgs.
SW: 76kg (08/07)
CW: 60.2kg (21/05)