I am new here but have been reading posts for the last few days and thought it would be good to get my progress down as well.
I am 38 years old with 3 kids all grown up now, so I think its time to think of me.
I have been over weight as long as I can remember, but most of the time felt well and ok about it, about 2 months ago
I started feeling very unwell and tired, when I got on the scales I was shocked to see I had hit an all time high of 135.5KG.
Well this was a real turning point for me, I went off to the doctor to find out if everything was ok, after a lot of blood tests,
we found out that there was a few things that need working out like low iron and my thyroid levels where to high (had a thyroid op about 17 years ago)
so now that we have them sorted, I talked to the doc about my weight and how I would like to be around to see my grand kids arrive and grow and watch my kids get married etc.
So my thinking was that I have had 20 years fat and been a mum, now its time for me and hubby and I think the next 20 or more being healthy and thinking about loving me the way my hubby does is a great place to start.
Well I was brave going to the doctors and asking for help never done that before but the big thing for me was sitting hubby down and talking to him about how I was really feeling inside and telling him what my weight had gotten to. He has never been bothered about how a look he loves me for me but he has said he is worried about my health from it. Sorry nattering on now.
So after talking we worked out that I have to lose about 65kg so hubby has gone and done something amazing, he has booked a cruise for us in a top cabin leaving next Valentines Day 2010 and for every 1kg I lose we pay $50 of the cruise so it should all be paid by the time I lose the weight and it will be an amazing way to enjoy the new me and spend a honeymoon style holiday together as we never had one when we got married.
Well that was 3 weeks ago and I have lost 8.1kg in that time.
We brought a treadmill last weekend so I have started using that to work on my fitness levels as well.
The whole house has changed to a healthy way of eating to make this a new lifestyle for all of us and not just something for me so not a diet but a new way of life.
I am enjoying every day and seeing the new changes in my body and fitness levels.
I will try and post as much as I can to keep in check with you all, as I know that will help on the bad days as well.
Thanks for reading and sharing this journey with me.