Thought that I would post this message as motivation and accountability for when the going gets tough (so I can read over my goals and your encouraging words if you so choose to leave any).
I am on a journey to a new me. Although 73kgs may not sound like a lot of weight, I am actually classified as over weigh on the BMI. Currently my BMI is 26.1. I want to lose 18kgs and have set a time frame of 24 weeks to achieve my goal.
I carry the majority of my weight on my breast. I am currently a 14E. I am very self conscious of my large bust. As a result I have very low self esteem and also suffer physically - back, neck and shoulder pain everyday.
I will be getting breast augmentation surgery when I reach my goal weight. I have had a consultation with my plastic surgeon and he suggested that I lose the weight before I go ahead with the surgery. My surgery is penciled in for November. I am so excited. I cannot wait to have small perky breast. Even though I may not need a reduction at the end of my journey I will still need to have a breast lift, as I don't want to have saggy boobs and to remove the horrible stretch marks that I currently have.
No more fad diets for me. I am sick of yo yo-ing so I am going to approach this the sensible way. As the saying goes slow and steady wins the race. I am not looking at this as a diet this is a lifestyle change for me. I am going to keep a food journal and monitor the food I consume. I am going to keep my kilojoule intake to 5000kjs a day. I am not going to restrict myself. If I am craving chocolate I am going allow myself to have a small piece of dark chocolate (as I can't consume to much of it
) and if I want to have cheese cake I will have half a slice- it's all about portion control - just as long as I stick within my daily kilojoule intake.
I am also going to incorporate exercise into my daily routine. I am going to go for a walk every morning. Do weight training 2 times a week and do windsor Pilates 3 times a week.
I am so excited about the knew journey I am undertaking. I went and bought 3 sexy bras today for inspiration size 10C. I've never bought sexy bras before and I got such a rush, visualising myself wearing them in 24 weeks time.
I know I will have tough times ahead but I just have to remind myself why I am doing this and not give up hope and determination to succeed. I have to remind myself to approach this one day at a time. To focus on that day and to get through it and achieve my goal for that day - sticking to 5000kjs and exercising.
Failure is not an option
, I will achieve my dreams and I will have the body that I desire and knowing that I am doing something positive for myself will ensure that my self esteem improves.
I know I will face tough times ahead but I have to remind myself why I am doing this and not give up. I did not put on all this weigh on over night so it's not going to disappear overnight. I am not going to overwhelm myself with the huge amount of weight I have to lose. I am going to take this day by day and focus on one mini goal at a time.
Here I go, onto the road to success!!!!