People that are familiar with my story know that some years ago I was obese, very obese. My life was very different than it is now. Losing weight looked like a massive mountain to climb and to be honest I didn’t know where to start.
This is not one of those stories where I show you my ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures and try to make you do it my way. Success in weight loss is a very personal matter, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution. It’s also not a straightforward journey, there are definitely a few bends in the road.
This diary is about the particular bend in the road that I’m travelling through at the moment. I’m writing this in December 2020. It’s been a bit of a year! We have lived through the strangest of times, tragic times, tough times for many. We have faced restrictions that we could never have imagined. For me, for personal reasons, it has been hard. I have struggled to maintain discipline with my own nutrition and exercise. I’ve put on some weight and it has left me feeling a bit down in the dumps.
So, I decided to document my weight loss journey 2 in this diary. It might be that it helps some people to realise that weight loss or gain doesn’t mean success or failure. The number on the scale does not define whether you are successful or not. The number on the scale tells you if you are a healthy weight or not. At the moment I am not a healthy weight and I plan to change that. I would love it if you follow my journey, or even join in with me. I am on a mission to help women get free from the judgement that so often comes with obesity. I am on a mission to lose weight myself and provide a judgement free space for others to do the same.