Hi guys, I'm Kate.
Found this site a few days ago, and I thought I'd join to help me kick start this weight loss.
I've been overweight since primary school, I'm now 19 (20 next year) and while I'm not at my heaviest weight, I'm more unhappy than ever. Most of my family (including extended) have been overweight at some point in their life but what's really given me a kick in the butt this time is my health problems. I've been wanting to change how I eat and how I view food ever since I can remember, but never really had the courage or willpower to give up my emotional eating, and it's just me and my mum so money was always tight. A few years ago a doctor told me and my mum we needed to lose weight and suggested a low carb diet. It was working really well, though one night we both binged on way too many carbs and that was the end. Now I've been suffering a lot of health problems, with my liver and stomach. I've come down from my heaviest with unexplained weight loss, just over 6 kilos.
But alas we're approaching the low carb diet again with a twist. Not really making it into a diet - more so trying to change our eating habits and portion sizes, but trying to cut out pasta, allowing ourselves 2 slices of wholegrain bread a day and switching to brown rice, and not eating as much fat as low carb diets tend to allow you to.
I had a bit of a binge last night, though it was on soup and some fruit, I just had far too much. I'm glad it wasn't chocolate though or anything else.
So I've decided to join up, to try and stay on track with all you lot who are doing so well and get a handle on my emotional eating