It’s been just under a year since this was updated, and here I am again! So the past year has been something of a challenge. On the bright side, I survived it – on the not so bright side, I have sadly regained alot of the fatness! I am back now, however, with a new positive attitude having put the bad of last year behind me. Bring on the salad!
Given I’m currently overhauling and updating my blog, I thought it would be best to update this section too as a few things have changed!
Sadly, I am no longer 27 and have arrived instead at the age of 28. Sad times. I still live in Kent, I still work in London and I’m still getting married (only now I have a date: 1st October 2016).
I started Slimming World when I started this blog, which was almost a year ago now, and so far I have lost 5 stone. See?
I wish I could say it’s been easy, but that would be a massive lie! There have been times I have really just wanted to throw in the towel and say “I’m happy being fat!”. However, I know that’s not true – I was okay with it, but I wouldn’t say I was delighted! It seems strange reading the things I wrote so long ago, about how big I was. I’ve come such a long way!
If you’re reading this, and like me back then you’re sat there thinking that you’re never going to do it… Look at me. 5st down! If I can do it, anyone can do it. You just need to do it for you and no one else. I feel like I’ve got this now, and if you’re floundering, stuck, unsure, or just in need of some support – please message me, join the Facebook page and get in contact. I know how hard it is to get started, I’ve been there. I’m more than happy to offer advice, support… anything you need to get you started.
The Old About Me:
So I guess as this is the about me section I should start by sharing some things about me.
Firstly, I’m 27 and I live in Kent with my slim fiance. I work in London and feel like I spend most of my life either at work or stuck on a train travelling too or from work.
Secondly, and you may have already guessed this, I am not big boned… I’m fat. I have been fat since forever, at first because my parents weren’t particularly good at pushing the whole healthy eating thing, and now because I’m an adult who has discovered that being an adult means I can eat bacon whenever I like. I have been dieting on and off for the past few years now, I was doing really well at one point and then a friend came to visit and I never got back on it. That was 2 years ago. I have many excuses for not dieting, so many I could write a book on it (or a blog!); however, I have decided (once again) that I am going to take control of the situation and re-dedicate myself to losing some weight.
The first step was to join Slimming World. I have tried Weight Watchers many times in the past but it usually ends the same way, I get bored and stop – I’m hoping that by trying something new I can go all the way. The second step was this blog. I think it’s a good idea to be accountable to someone, I have tried the other half but he is hopeless and insists I look beautiful no matter what (which is not helpful!), I have tried my friend but she’s worse than I am at sticking to things so now I am turning to you, the internet. No pressure.
My current weight is 23st 4lbs. I know. It’s huge. I would like to add though that I am quite tall for a girl at 5″11 and ‘well proportioned’ (translation: my boobs are massive!). The goal weight is 12st which the Slimming World calculator tells me I will achieve by December next year assuming I lose 2lbs each week. I’m not convinced by this but we shall see.
My hope is that this little corner of the internet will not only help me with my plan to stay on track, but maybe offer a bit of light relief to other fat people out there who are struggling to drop some weight.