Hi there everyone
my name is Kate and i am 21 years old and i live on the central coast NSW. I have been to this forum a couple of times as a guest and just browsed the messages and was so happy to find people who are just like me in that we have a shared goal of improving our lives.
i have always been a biggish girl, and i found out two years ago that it was mostly due to PCOS. last year i gave birth to my first child- a girl, and as many of you mums would know that when you are at home all the time running after a little one, you tend to grab rubbish to eat as it is convenient and quick.
when its heidi's bedtime, my fiance and i usually sat down to munch on chocolate and coke and bikkies etc. so ive put on more weight in 8 months than i did when i was pregnant. i looked better when i was pregnant!
i recently found that i was struggling to make clothes look good and when i would see myself naked i would shudder! lets just say my censored life went downhill due to lack of confidence and when you are a new mum you are so tired. most of it was probably due to my diet. ive never actually been on a weightloss diet. i thought about it and at times ive 'watched what ive eaten' but just figured 'ah well what can a few slices of pizza do?'
since a week a go after looking in the mirror for the upteenth time that morning i put my foot down and made a vow to change my lifestyle for the better. i needed to change my mindset before i could make any improvements. so i popped heidi in her pram and went for a walk. in that hour long walk i thought about what i could change to help me.
so since last wednesday, i have cut out softdrink, sweets, breads, cereals. ive been drinking a bit more than 2 litres of water a day- it means more toilet trips and ive never had to wee this much since i was 40 weeks pregnant! ive been having smaller portions and eating salads and fruit. its pretty sad that i havent touched fruit since before last christmas. but then again, when you want a snack and there is a chocolate bar there you tend to have that instead of fruit. i have walked for an hour every morning and i do half an hour of aerobics in the afternoon when heidi has her nap.
i needed to do this first and foremost for myself. at the age of 21 i dont want to have to go to 1626 buy my clothes or millers. i dont think id ever fit into supre clothes but i want to be an ideal weight so i can fit into nice clothes. also, being a child care worker (im on maternity leave at the moment) i need to run and play with children and in the state that im in at the moment, i wouldnt be able to comfortably do that.
in just a week i have noticed a difference in that im not as bloated as i was before, my skin is clearer (PCOS affects my skin too) and i feel more energised. if i change my lifestyle it could help my PCOS too. i havent weighed myself or measured myself because im too scared to. but i know i was 81kilos about 4 weeks ago.
anyway guys, thanks for reading my intro, and i am really looking forward to being a part of the group. i know ill need the support and to be motivated to do this.