>Since giving birth to Marky I have gained weight, now I know I am meant to have lost it, but it doesn’t always work like that!!
When I had my first child J, at the tender age of 18 I could still fit in my size 8 jeans despite being 9 months pregnant. I pinged back into shape easily without an ounce of dieting as I was just pure baby bump with a 9lb 14oz baby!
When I had my second child Brooke I was 21 and my weight ballooned, the areas most affected were my bum and legs. A few months after having Brooke I was running a pub single handed, and neatly trimmed down to a size 10, which I was happy with.
Then I fell pregnant with Marky in 2010 and ballooned up to a size 14/16. It was probably a mixture of working in a office job and going on early maternity leave, where I spent all day in bed snoozing while the kids were at school. I ate for England, and having a hubby who loves his food I joined him in his feasts of naughty foods. Once I had Marky I realised I had 2 stone to lose but I wasn’t really fussed about losing it. I tried a couple of times to lose weight, but my half-hearted attempt was poor.
Last summer holiday was the breaking point. Seeing our holiday snaps I wondered who that fat woman was, then it dawned on me, that fat woman was me!! So I started Thinking Slimmer, which was fantastic! However I had a poorly time late last year and stopped it.
So what’s the plan for this year? Well this week has seen the start of my weight loss. I was contemplating a meal replacement system, but as I am trying to teach the children about the importance of a healthy diet, I decided this probably isn’t a good idea. So I have devised my own diet, lets be realistic here, we all know how to lose weight, you eat less and do more exercise. I understand that some people need the motivation of a weekly meeting, but its just not for me.
So I am making an effort to do more exercise, we kicked off the week with an unexpected 5 mile walk. I came back feeling revitalised, not tired in the least! Although that could of been the adrenalin!
I would love to hear your tips for dieting, please feel free to comment with any hints or tips, I would LOVE to hear them!