I just stumbled across this forum as I searched the net for inspiration to solve a little dilemma I have...and if you feel like listening, it goes something like this..
I have never been hugely overweight, at most I was 15kg bigger than I should be. I am only little, about 5'2" and find that any extra weight is visible. Having lived a relatively healthy childhood (apart form my family's love of sugar!), I headed off to uni for 5 years of hard work, and 10kg of weight gain!
At the end of my 5 years I made a huge move to Sydney to a high profile and extremely weight conscious industry. From day dot, I started whittling down my weight to a point where I was happy with how I looked. I joined Weight Watchers and that seemed to really work for me. I found it easy to follow the plan and counting my points came naturally after a while.
About a year in, a friend of mine also asked me to 'do her a favour' and give up sugar, for a month, for an article she was writing. I accepted, but more as a challenge to myself. It was the most amazing, crazy, life changing thing I have ever done (and if anyone wants to ask me more, please feel free!).
I have to admit, I have a sugar addiction and I believe that the biggest flaw in my eating is the HUGE amount of sugar i consume. As such, this trial period allowed me to shift some extra kgs and literally glow form the inside out.
The downside is that after my 30 days, I decided to allow myself a little sugar...and then a little more....and the downward spiral began. A number of things happened in my personal life and I find myself here, in August, having piled on 7 kg in just 3 months! Having done all that hard work I am now beginning to lose my confidence again, and the circle continues.
SO I am here to ask for your support. I want to get back to where I was, plus a little bit more. But where to begin? I am prepared to do 1-2 weeks of hard core detox (as I think my body needs it) and would appreciate some suggestions on what I should include/exclude/do.
I feel like my issue is so small in comparison - I have read some amazing stories here of people losing tens of kilos - but I guess that everyone has their own struggle, and this is mine. I just dont want to live the rest of my 20s wishing I felt just that little bit better about myself.
CURRENT WEIGHT: 65kg
GOAL WEIGHT: 55kg