I have been meaning to post an introduction since i joined a few days ago,
My name is Alicia
I'm single mum (have been for 13 years) of 3 sons 20,18 & 15yrs old, I also started Uni this year and also do voluntary work 4 1/2 day ftn.
I changed my lifestyle about 4 weeks ago i had known i needed to do something but just didn't have the enthusiasm or will power
to start until i stepped on the scales and was triple numbers which i had never been before i had come close but not over
I have always been a bigger girl (i take after my dad) even more so after i had my kids i have tried WW a couple of times and lite n easy until i went into hosp. I tend to start something and then get to say 10 kilo loss and then slip backwards or other things take over,
This time i went to see my GP about losing weight and when he weighed me and said i was 105kg (I am 5ft 2) and that my Bmi is was 43
and that when i asked if that meant obese he said morbid obese i was horrified
i seriously hadn't realised how heavy i had gotten.
My G.p gave me a script for duromine but i waited a couple of weeks before i did I researched and spoke to a couple of friends I didn't go straight into it without thinking and looking into it first, in those two weeks i had also became a grandmother i started a week later 10/3/13 I thought this would help me to start me off (as i know its only short term for duromine) my GP wasn't just going to give my the script and say see you later,
i also started with calorie king and this has helped alot and changed the way i eat i have cut out all junky/fatty foods, and swapped for healthier choices and more aware of what i eat and drink, i live near Maccas, Hj's, KFC, Dominos, Red rooster etc so it was more convenient to just pop in daily or every other day i have not stepped foot in any since i started, when i go shopping i don't get anything that is tempting instead its fruit, cottage cheese, tuna, yoghurt, nuts/seeds, for snacks and salads. I keep myself eating and not just duromine and not eat, but i wanted to change the way i ate and stick to daily routine by keeping the food diary it helps but find it hard to get to the minimum I'm meant to have.
My exercise at the moment consists of walking and i will get off a few stops (bus) before Uni or where i work i spend a majority of my time at work on my feet.
I went back to see my Gp last week and have been put on a care plan, and have physio twice (but likely to add on afterwards) and dietitian first appointment was yesterday and she was happy with the way i am progressing and to keep going i only have 3 sessions but will continue afterwards.
I started at 105.6 and i am now 97.5kg