I have lost just under 10st, and it took me almost exactly 2 years.
I have always been overweight and was tired of it, tired of struggling with everything. My son has ASD and he needs a mum who can keep up with him and stick around as long as possible. He was my main motivator.
I looked on the App Store for a simple calorie tracker. I have found other ones before that made it too complicated. The less barriers you have the more likely you'll succeed so I took my time looking for the right tools.
I've just always been overweight, sometimes a little and on a couple of occasions a lot. I've always been at least been 2-5 stone over weight even as a child.
Yes, I had irregular periods and physical pains for as long as I can remember, as soon as I lost a few stone all my complications either eased up or vanished completely.
It's not easy but it's worth it. I had to change my habits completely but they are second nature to me now. Making sure I move throughout the day and not saying yes to every treat/craving have been the biggest things I've implemented and still do now.
Feeling like you're missing out, the truth is you're not. You're gaining a lot more than you are taking away. Don't let every party, get together or day out be an excuse to give up, you need to figure out a way to still have those things but stay on track.
Like a different person. I can move with ease, I can predict how I am going to feel hormonally which I couldn't before as everything was irregular. I feel confident when I'm out and don't dread shopping.
When I hit 100lbs lost I got a tattoo to commemorate my achievement.
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