what inspired me to start my weight loss journey was seeing myself in family pictures and my mums reaction to my weight gain after 2 and a half years, I felt terrible... disgusting and it shattered what little self esteem my denial had kept safe.... I hated feeling like I was the fat chick with the hot guy, and after being with my partner for 7yrs we are looking at growing our family but due to my weight problems and having pcos my chances of falling pregnant were minimal. So I decided to change.....
How did I do it? as soon as I got back from visiting my mum I started doing research on pharmacy diets ( yes I know a lot of people are against them) and after about 2 weeks of online research, consultations , taste tests I decided on Betty Baxter. I went to the doctors and discussed it with him and got the Ok and started the next day. On my first weigh I came in at 99.9kg ( I found that very profound as it was a great time to decide which way I wanted to go for my future as I was probably a week away from triple didgets!!) I started it on the 5th of November 08 and after 7mths I have lost 26kg +. I have had up weeks and down weeks, and am still struggling to combat my comfort eating when my partner goes away for work (he is fly in fly out so every 4th week I am shocking), but I have changed my food habits so much and have learnt so much that will make the quality of my life SOO much better for the rest of it! I now balance my diet with the Betty Baxter meal replacements, healthy snacks, and some great lean meals and the most important thing PORTION CONTROL!!!(that was my main problem I had). I have also started using Calorie king to get into a healthy awareness of what goes into my body everyday.... So now I am 13kgs away from my first goal, I will soon up my calories preparing my body for maintainance, then when I hit goal I will reevaluate if I want to go lower ( which I think I will , about another 5-8kgs) then go on maintenance program for about 6 weeks till I cut out the shakes and replace it with foods of similar calories. Currently I aim for 1100-1200 calories AFTER exercise and am still losing about 1kg a week, this gives me a difference of 100 cal to what calorie king suggests so if I feel like a cookie with a cuppa I can with out feeling too guilty.
My biggest inspiration? My partner. He is my rock, and although we have had to work through some of his self esteem issues with my weight loss (poor dear thought because I was getting hot, he would lose me to some Fabio type male... so got really paranoid) He has been 100% supportive, he constantly wants to reward me for all my hard work. There is nothing more beautiful than the thought because of my weight loss I will have a healthy long life with him, have heaps of little kiddies and do all the things we want to do.... Ohhh and the thought that he wont be the hot guy with the fat girlfriend makes me feel FANTASTIC!!!
SW: 99.9kg ( how close was that to triple digits) 4/11/08
CW: 72.2kg 20/06/09)
GW: 60kg ( Will re-evaluate then to see if I want lower)