After reading a lot of people's experiences on this forum, I have found it soo amazing and inspirational that I thought I would give it a go... I need all the help I can get as I am finding this the toughest challenge I have ever faced and no doubt it's about to get harder...
I am 24 year old female, I weight 110kg and am 169cm tall, BMI is 38.5 (Obese
)... I have hit rock bottom and am completely embarrassed to go out with my partner and not feeling at all comfortable in my clothes anymore, I have decided enough is enough and I plan and loosing weight, getting healthy and just enjoying my life. I should also add I am a shift worker which does not help with the weight loss so I consider that as my biggest enemy.
So my eventual goal is to get to 70kgs, which would equal my BMI to be 24.5 (normal weight). I know its a long way to go but I will have mini goals that I will post later.
I have started my weight loss journey today, I was prescribed 30mg Duromine and will be taking it every second day to minimize side effects and am going to use it as my ammo to exercise those days that I have taken the drug to ensure I can sleep. I have planned to go for a 45 min walk later this evening. I have taken Duromine a few years ago, I didnt understand it properly and had some side effects.
I am cutting out soft drinks, sugar and the chocolate (that I soo love) and just going to drink plenty of water and slowly get back into fitness (I used to be somewhat fit but due to injury, then slackness I have turned into the way I am). I will be walking for at least 45 mins 3/4 times a week and eating more fruit, vegies and less carbohydrates (which is my main intake of food at the moment).
I will be using these forums and my weight loss journal as well as seeking motivation when I get those tough, down moments (which I understand will happen). I will continually update my progress and look forward to the potential changes. I have bought new scales which should be accurate than I have now and only want to weight myself once a week.
So today - Day 1, I took my Duromine 30mg a little late this morning at 9am so hopefully it wont affect me too much tonight, I have already felt quite thirsty and have forgotten to eat as I haven't felt hungry until now. I have had a Biggest Loser chocolate shake and a banana which has filled me up and will be having 2/3 cups of vegetables and drinking lots of water.
I would love anyone's guidance, hints, tips etc and thank you soo much for reading and being involved.