I've always struggled with my weight, over the years especially since learning to drive and in that time I've tried many a different diet. Before I discovered I was pregnant with Jack I started Slimming World and managed to loose a fair amount, before slowly putting it all back on then discovering I was pregnant. When I was told you can eat for two now, I'm pretty sure I did. After having Jack I hated how I looked, but ignoring the mirror and keeping from the scales I only had the size of my clothing to go off. Again I tried different diets but I just wasn't focused and could never shift the weight.
Roll on a few years I discovered I was pregnant with Isla, and during my pregnancy actually managed to loose weight. Afterwards, my breastfeeding journey began then the house move and I just found myself constantly snacking rather than eating a meal.
At the beginning of the summer, we went out for a family day out normally I'm behind the camera but this time I was in front of it. I'd been captured full shot, when looking back on the photos from the day I discovered this image and I was truly disgusted in myself. How could I let myself get like this? This was when it hit me how much I'd gained, yet I still continued in my usual ways.
Recently my mum started to loose weight due to her health, when it was kindly pointed out to me one day that is likely to be you. Diabetes runs in our family along with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart trouble. Who was I kidding, with this unhealthy lifestyle and massive weight gain of course I was leading myself on a journey to bad health too.
On Sunday morning, I did a spare of the moment thing and weighed myself. I stepped on them thinking my weight would have stayed the same or maybe put on a lb. How wrong was I?
I'd managed to put on half a stone from the last time I remember weighing myself. I was now the largest I had ever been. I actually couldn't believe what the scales were reading. I spoke with my mum about it and even she was shocked, I think this was the moment reality hit that I seriously needed to do something.
That evening I signed up to Weight Watchers online, my mum recently joined the classes so we can support each other along the way. I thought spending some money would encourage me to loose the weight so fingers crossed. I began my new healthy lifestyle on Monday, and hopefully that is the first day of the rest of my life.
At the moment I'm too embarrassed to share my weight with you, hopefully when some is lost I will share my current weight but each week will update you on losses, gains or remaining the same.