I have had a few emails from people wanting to know what sort of exercise i am doing, diet etc.....so i thought i would share a few words about this today....i don't normally share personal stuff on here...but here it goes...
After i had my son, i had a lot of medical problems...my body and being pregnant didn't go together (hence only having one child) i spent alot of the first four year of my sons life, not being able to move much, feeling sorry for myself and most of all feeling angry about the fact that other people had children and were the same after...why did that not happen for me.
During that time i put on a ton of weight, i mean about 4 to 5 stones in weight.....and then one day my sister called and asked if i wanted to join weight watchers with her...........and i did...
Everyone wants to see the before and after pictures.....mine is a two part story..........the first time i lost all my weight, got to 9 stone and loved it, but i was always looking for the cheat.....the part of weight watchers that let you eat chocolate if you wanted to, you just had no other food for the rest of the day...i took that road alot....it was more about losing the weight and not much else.
Here is my before photos...my son was about two and a half years old at the point...he is now 7.
So a few years past and gradually the weight started to go back on...i added another stone and a half to what i was...and all that work that i did was for nothing.
The reason behind it??? i had not changed my way of thinking, i was still looking for the easy way out....but over the last few months things have changed.
I am now on a calorie controlled diet....i eat healthy...i think about my weightloss in a different way.....i think of it as a healthy lifestyle rather than a diet...and this time things are different.
I take an hour for exercise a day...i change it up so not to be bored, running in the fields, running at the beach, weight training etc etc...it is built into my day now and it will stay that way.
I do still have medical problems some are being worked on ( hoping for an operation next year)some will never go away...
My biggest one is i have something similar to interstitial cystitis...A hard medical condition....that affects me everyday.
The hardest when you are trying to lose weight as you cannot eat anything that has acid in it.........that rules out 99% of fruit............yep no fruit...no apples, no bananas, no tomatos....you name it alot of healthy things are not in my diet..................it is hard..you have no idea how hard...
But i have rambled enough.....after my 3 mile power walk this morning i got my husband to take a photo of my now...............I still have seven more pounds to lose before i can up my calorie intake and sort out my exercise to maintain this weight....and with my holiday coming up soon....that is going to be hard...but i will make it.
Please excuse the funny photos...........i hate having photos of myself taken and my husband was making me do stupid poses!!!!!! though i may scrap these!!!! lol
If you are thinking about losing weight and worrying about how hard it is going to be............trust me when i say...it is a long road....but it is worth it in the end...and if i can do then you can!