The past month and a bit I have been trying to lose those few extra pounds before the christmas period. I seem to be a bit of a yo-yo dieter. I lose weight and put it back on every week! I went to Africa this year and lost loads of weight eating just rice and beans. But as soon as I come home to McDonalds and Subway all my hard work just goes out of the window. I’m writing this whilst at work, thinking of the pizza that my friend said he would treat me to. He too is on the most boring dieting experience that is weight watchers.
My third meeting is this week and I’m praying that I have lost a substantial amount even though I have been drinking over the weekend and tonight about to devour a pizza. So Naughty! But you have to treat yourself every once in a while, right?. This particular diet is quite frankly making me sightly depressed. I can eat as much as I want from only certain types of food including fish, meat, potatoes. I have literally been living off jacket potatoes, eggs and crumpets. I love food, I love the taste.. everything about it! But now I am forced to eat three crumpets for dinner.
But a little while back my friend wrote this status on facebook! She has been battling with her weight for a while but she has finally made a difference; These are her words…
For those of you trying to lose weight but struggling to keep it up without the temptation of reaching for chocolate… I’ve always been chubby/fat, ever since I was a baby. Throughout my childhood years I was ballooning and my weight was getting increasingly high and out of control really. My weight and my size didn’t bother me whilst I was at primary school, but it wasn’t until the start of high school that I started to compare myself too others and think, “Why aren’t I skinny like she is?” I had my fare share of being name called, and grown adults shouting at me ” FATTY!!” as they drive past me in the street. But despite this, I carried on eating junk. When I was around 14/15 my weight had gotten too its highest point, and I was sickened by how heavy I was. My weight was at a staggering 13stone 12lbs at the age of 15! I had a BMI of 34.4, I was classed as obese. The way I perceived myself was awful, I hated the way I looked and all the fat that surrounded my body. In December 2013 I decided that January 1st 2014 would be the day that this all changed. I started dieting and it was the hardest and most challenging thing ever! I took each day as they came, and the struggle to eat healthy was unreal! I would be feeling constantly hungry, my cravings for chocolate and sweets were out of this world, but I persevered. I then started on Slim Fast just a few weeks after the diet started, just so I could get a kick up the bum and shift some weight. By the end of week one on Slim Fast I was down by 7lbs! I was so happy and this was the motivation I needed. Months went by and the number on the scales were going down and staying down! People had started to notice that I was losing weight, and this made me feel good about myself. Lets skip a few months up until now………. 10 months since starting the diet, I am 4 stone 2lbs lighter weighing in at 9 stone 10lbs, my BMI is now at a healthy 24.1 and my general health is so much better. I have dropped almost 3 clothes sizes! There have been many many times that I’ve wanted to give up and order a big fat Indian Take away or eat a big bar of chocolate, but when you really want something, you have to work for it and reach for some fruit instead. I exercise on a daily basis without fail, I do not attend a gym and I never have. You do not need a gym to lose weight!!! My diet is very healthy, I only ever “treat” myself to chocolate or sweet things if its an occasion of some sort. I’m often proud of what I’ve managed to achieve by myself. The point of this status is not to brag or to “show off” but too prove that no matter what, do not give up. If you want something, work for it and earn it. You will not lose weight overnight, it takes time, believe me! People will stare when you run down the road, but make it worth their while. The thing about reaching you goal weight is that it’s 100% possible. Its completely in your control. The only thing stopping you from getting there is you. So get out the way. It just goes to show that if I can do it, then I’m sure you can too!