My name is Donna, and I am a married, 26 year old stay at home mum to two beautiful babies, Yasmine 2 1/2 and Liam 9 months.
This is, I am horrified to say, the 6th time I have joined Weight Watchers
. And I am determined to make it the last. I first joined just after I finished high school, weighing 73kg (can you believe? I would looove to be 73kg again!
). At my lightest since then I have been 67kg. I am where I am today, because of bad habits, particularly the one where you say ‘diet starts Monday’ and until Monday I can gorge myself. And, of course, the diet doesn’t start on Monday, so you say ‘diet starts next Monday’ and of course you gorge until then, etc etc. That is me. I come from a family of big eaters, so of course, lots of second servings etc. also contributed
I have, fortunately, had enough sense to instill healthy eating habits in my daughter from the start. She is now, however, at an age where she can see what I am eating and my bad habits, and that is my number one motivator right now. I refuse to give my children a lifelong battle with their weight.
And most of all, I am just tired. Tired of not liking what I see in the mirror. Tired of wearing loose sacks around the house. Tired of feeling every roll of fat, every time I move. Tired of dreading every christening, party and wedding invitation because I don’t have anything to wear. Tired of being envious of my thin sister and sister in law. Tired of being self conscious every time I set foot outside the house. This is not the person I am meant to be anymore. And I have no doubt I am going to make it this time. I am making all the right moves.
I hope to meet lots of great people and make some friends here on my journey
Good luck to you all as well.