For those who know me I have always been the heavy set girl. Last year I was the massively Heavy set Girl. I was not happy with myself, So I did something about it.
As I said I have pretty much always been a big girl, and it almost feels like I have been on the diet merry-go round for years and each time losing a little then gaining more.
I have tried them all, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Soup Diet, Light 'n Easy, Starving myself, Bulimia (didn't really stick to it as it's gross)
In a way I always found food comforting. Really comforting.
I am not like some of these people on biggest loser who hates themselves or was beaten and bullied as a kid or worse. I had no other reason except I LOVE food. I love all food, especially Bad food.
I had no will power, The longest I had stuck to a diet was maybe 12 weeks and which time I was results then thought WOW! Now I can eat again like my "Normal sized Friends = Diet Blown.
In May 2011 I managed to Balloon out to 146kg!
I was so big that I was finding the smallest things difficult, like tying shoe laces, finding any cloths that fit, other than TENTS and having to cut the sides of my work uniform so the
T-Shirt would fit more comfortably.
Also my health was failing, by that I had the early stage of Diabetes called "Pre-Diabetic"
I really don't know which of the above was the catalyst maybe a bit of everything, I have great friends around me an a loving partner who never made me feel insecure, in fact the opposite. It was if on this particular day in May I actually saw myself clearly, I had a good look in the mirror and I saw the real me. I was horrified!
I think I cried for a good couple of hours then made an appointment with my doctor.
The Doctor confirmed the worst with me ... I WAS FAT!
He did not sugar coat it ...mmm Sugar
Plain and simple F.A.T
He had a good talk with me and suggested some serious options like surgery, medication and the good old fashioned hard work.
I left there feeling a little better but still lost as I did not know what I wanted to do. All I knew is that I did not want surgery. It was the easy way out but also the most painful and risky. I was still confused and lost.
So when all else fails what is a girl to do?
I called MUM!
My mother told me to check out a website called Bodytrim+ I did and I was hooked!
Yes it actually was that simple!
I guess it was my time and something in my brain had snapped into place.
I joined up straight away. I couldn't wait to make the changes.
I watched the DVD's and learned as much about food as I possibly could, I was like a sponge.
I obsessed about it! Best of all not heavy Gym workouts just Walking!
I couldn't believe how fast the weight fell off me.
WEEK 1 - 3kg Down
WEEK 2 - 8kg Down
WEEK 3 - 12kg Down
This continued, way past my 12 week give up stage, 6 months later I had lost 25kg and still losing weight at a steady pace.
I am now 12 months in and I have lost 46kg. All signs of Pre-Diabetes have gone!
I still have a fair bit to go I still go up and down as I have realised balance is also an important part of any lifestyle change,
The best part is that I am still losing weight at a comfortable healthy rate.
I don't feel like I am missing out on anything, I feel like I can actually live for the first time in a long time without Food Guilt.
I feel great, emotionally and physically best of all I can now walk into any shop and buy clothes off the racks!
I have found that on a day when I am feeling low, rather than heading to the junk food for comfort I find myself wandering clothing stores and trying on cloths that I never thought that I would ever get into. It is an amazing feeling.
My goal is to lose another 30kg, and this time I know I will do it.
I highly recommend to anyone needs or wants to lose the weight to take a look
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