After years of gradual weight gain and lower self esteem i realised enough was enough. Five years ago i was confident , happy and full of energy at 5ft6 and 11st4 i was within a healthy BMI and Weight Range.
Now at 24 years of age I am 5ft6 and a whopping 16st3. A weight gain of five stone is the equivalent 64 kittens , this particular comparison is thanks to the fun website below.
Its very difficult to pin point one thing in particular that caused the weight gain.
- Learning to drive and having the convenience of a car.
- Moving from a manual job to an office job.
- Long shifts and strange lunch/break patterns.
- Greed , plain old greed!
I find myself eating things now on a daily basis that would once have been a treat , i have portions much bigger than i was ever used to and can demolish a carton of Ben and Jerry’s quicker than an Olympia Athlete.
So on the morning of Saturday 18th February i decided to join weight watchers , i got up and made my way to the class. My heart was pounding and i was mortified to stand on the scales and see the horrible number i had become but i was also excited – excited that i would never ever see that number again!
Laden with books , cards and apps i went home for one last pig out and a good read over my plan to see how best to tackle the weight loss monster.