I'm here because I have to admit to myself since having a health assessment last week, and the accumulated frustration of not fitting into old clothes (awesome vintage frocks and designer pants that I love!) and finding it hard to find clothes that fit in regular stores, that I've gained more weight over the years than I would like - or could admit until now!!
I've always been aware of my health, and after being vegetarian for nearly 10 years, and vegan for 3 of those, I've always thought I was a pretty healthy eater. I like the natural health path, finding nutrition in the most natural ways possible, and not relying too much on packaged foods. But I've been sharing a car with my partner for a couple of years now, and this has reduced my bike riding significantly, as well as just getting plain lazy with food, and relying a little too much on daily treats (which become welcome distractions, as we can all relate to I'm sure). I was a steady 70 - 73 kg for many years, which was still a little overweight for me at 164cm height, but those extra 10kg that bring me to this point say something really needs to change. I want to wear the clothes I love again, and feel good naked and at the beach!
So I'm glad that this community exists and hopefully I can come here to help me if I fall off the wagon or get de-motivated. I started watching my diet 3 days ago, and I've been going regularly to the gym for a little over a month. I'm aiming to lose 13kg by christmas...
thanks, wish me luck!