Ok, enough of reading and commenting on everyone elses progress. I thought that I should post my own (even if I am the only person who ends up reading it!) Doesnt matter
I started this change of lifestyle on New Years Day 2007.
I was drinking a lot of alcohol (more than 2 most nights
I was eating the same size meals as my husband who is over six foot, I am not tall so I cant carry lots of weight. I was eating because that is what I thought about all day everyday! I was going for the quick grab at lunch which was cheese sandwiches, often 2 with loads of butter on white bread. I would back that up with a chocolate bar, chips, anything that I could grab on the run.
Some days I would have toast for breakfast, 2 x sandwiches for lunch and a toasted sandwich for dinner!!! All that bread!! All that CHEESE! Plus a half bottle of wine!!!
Dinner was getting cooked in more oil than ever! I was adding salt to EVERYTHING! I was basically on a one way street to heart disease!
Then when I looked at our Christmas photos I started to go back over the past six months and I realised that I have overeaten, drunk way too much, was not living a healthy life and I was starting to feel like crap basically!
So, I began to reflect and I realised that I was completely responsible for the way I looked. I was completely at fault for letting myself go.
Taking ownership of my weakness has helped me to identify why I grabbed for the chocoloate, why I was drinking wine every night.
And, through reading this fantastic forum, meeting you great gals and boys I have realised that I am not alone on my quest for weight loss.
It has been inspiring to meet the likes of Ally and Jules who together have lost 35 kilo on this website! That is like a whole small person!!!
I would like to think that I too will be able to reach my goal, lose the 15 kilo that I have set myself, and then maybe set a new goal to get down to 61kilo which is where I was before I had kids.
Week one was a good one for me. I have not been tempted to fall off of my wagon at all. I have had people try and tempt me; alcohol, fatty sausages at a bbq, kfc, chocolate, it has all been in my face over the past week and a half. But not once have I faultered.
The excercising is my biggest vice at the moment, finding time to fit that in is hard. However, I am determined to get to the point that it does become a major part of my life. I am not afraid of doing it, it is just that I havent scheduled it in yet.
I work a 50-70 hour a week job, I have two kids (who are on school holidays driving me crazy right now!) and a husband who goes to sea for a living and is hardly home to help out. I dont have a cleaner, a nanny or a gardner. But I do have wonderful family support (my husband can be a bit tedious at times, and my children are VERY demanding of my time)
Anyway, I need to figure out how I can put a photo on this site so I can show you all how awful I had become.
I am accountable for the way I look, and I am changing.
3 kilo down, and another 12 kilo to go!!
If you managed to read this ramble, thanks and I hope it wasnt too boring!