Hello everyone! I have had a long hard think about this blog and have decided that I want to introduce something new. I want to document my weight loss journey with you all. I know this isn’t going to appeal to everyone, but I feel like it might be nice to share this with you all, and if your someone who is also on a weight loss journey, it might be nice to read something you can relate too. I will do a weekly post every Monday, documenting briefly, how my week has gone and the struggles and not so struggles I’ve faced, and maybe we can all help each other out.

It’s quite scary to be writing this, knowing there is going to be some people judging me and some people who know me, reading this. I will start from the beginning…

I am 22 years old and 5″2 – 5″3 in height. I have always been obsessed with the scales and the number on the scales. From age 17-18 I had put on a stone. However this I know was muscle. I went to college to do a course in dancing, where I danced 4 days a week constantly, doing sit ups, press ups, squats, lunges, every exercise you could possible think off. Of course its going to build muscle, if your doing this for 2 years. However from age 18-22 I had put on 4 and a half stone. From 17 to now that’s 5 and a half stone, 5 and a half years, a stone a year. From a size 6-8, to a 14-16. I am short, which doesn’t help at all. I am overweight. I am not within my bmi range. There is nothing anyone can tell me, that I don’t already know.

One thing I do know some of you might be thinking is, well you must of just overeaten to get to that size. Not at all. In fact I hardly ate much. I never ate breakfast, only had a cereal bar and a bag of crisps for lunch, and then a normal tea, without any dessert. Work that one out. I hate making excuses for my weight, but I think a lot of it, is how I handle stress and worrying way too much, and obviously skipping and not eating proper meals.

Neither of the sizes are bad sizes at all! It’s all about how comfortable I feel, and more of a personal thing. I am sure we can all relate to that. I have been dieting healthily for a while now, since May and I have lost just over a stone. As much as this is a positive thing, I can’t help but feel like I should be much further on than that by now. I am my worst enemy. In total I’d like to loose 4 and a half stone, but by Christmas I would like to loose 1 stone 8. I’m not sure this is possible but I am so determined to try and make this happen!

I want these posts to be positive and you don’t have to be nowhere near as open as I have been, but we can encourage each other and help each other.

Just make sure if your trying to loose weight, your doing it for yourself, not because of some magazine image, or someone made some comments to you. Be healthy with it and  be safe. I’m excited, for this new chapter. We can do this, and we will do this.

To be continued next Monday.

A x

 

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4 thoughts on “Diet. The Dreaded “D” Word.

  1. Thanks so much for being so honest Amy. I have struggled all my life with weight and recognise now that in my family we have had to be so careful what we eat where others can eat anything. One thing I’ve learned is by walking /exercise everyday I’ve been more successful and managed to maintain my weight or lose for the last 2 years. Now I make sure that if I go on holiday and come back heavier, I get straight back on track and this gets the excess weight back off. Keep it up Amy 😀😉

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  2. Thank you Amy for your honesty. Most people think loosing weight is easy. Less input more output. I was the same as you. No breakfast no lunch with only eating at dinner. I thought at the time this was the best thing for me but in all honesty it was making me put weight on. It was only when my Dr referred me to a gym for a 12 week course that I realised actually how much I neglected my body. I have lost over 3 stone since May and I still see that overweight person when I look in the mirror. I have bad days and I have good days. I have days where I think why and I’m dying for a chippy tea, but I’ll tell you something, that feeling you get where you get on the scales and you’ve had a loss be it only a pound is worth it. I keep telling you, this time next year those doubters will be asking us how we did it. Keep at it lady. You are doing fabulous and I am proud. One pound at a time. It’s a marathon not a sprint. !!!! X

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  3. Amy, you are absolutely right! What matters is how you feel about yourself. Way to go on honouring your body by listening to it. The very best to you on this journey 🙂

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