Before I start, I would like to apologise for posting anonymously… I am not quite brave enough to jump in with both feet, so I hope you can bear with me while I cautiously dip my toe in to the world of blogging. I would also like to say thank you to those who have read, liked and commented on my first blog/article. I really appreciate your kindness and support.
So, I have reached the end of week one of my new regime. Under the guidance of my Health trainer, I have kept a food diary and tried to eat a healthy, well balanced diet. As per usual, I have found the first week to be relatively easy, having been motivated by my consultation with the health trainer, and petrified by the Diabetes bumf I was given. I eased myself in by making simple meals (mostly salads) as I’m not really renowned for my cooking ability! I snacked on fruit and low fat yogurts and drank plenty of water. I did have a couple of treats at the weekend, but where I would normally go ‘off the rails’ and not be able to stop once I’d started, I managed to make smart choices. Yesterday I went to be weighed and check in with my health trainer, and was delighted to find I had lost 5lb! Obviously this is a great start; however, I am wary about being too cocky as historically I tend to do well for a few weeks then self sabotage…
Let me tell you a bit about my previous attempts to lose weight. In the last 18 months alone, I have tried Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Lighter Life and Hypnotherapy. I have started each one with determination and had some success in the early stages of each diet. In fact with Lighter Life I lost almost 4st in 12 weeks. Unfortunately, shortly after I started Lighter Life my Nan passed away which made it very hard for me and inevitably resulted in me not only coming off the plan but binge eating constantly for a number of months. My latest attempt at losing weight was to have ‘Gastric band’ hypnotherapy. I have a friend who had lost a couple of stone and recommended a lovely lady who does hypnotherapy as well as life coaching and some holistic therapies. I met with Amy and felt at ease with her straight away, she explained how the hypnotherapy works and instructed me on how to do breathing exercises and adjust my diet to accommodate the ‘gastric band’. Once again I felt motivated and positive about losing weight, and managed to lose 12lb in a few weeks. Then without warning I had a slight relapse with my depression and anxiety. In true form, this knocked me off my perch and meant I turned to food to comfort me. I stopped doing my breathing exercises and that was the end of that.
So, you can see why I won’t be digging out the size 10 skinny jeans just yet! Saying that, I need to keep a positive outlook and maybe this will be the one that sticks.
Next week I will let you know how I get on with my gym induction and hopefully have another weight loss to share with you all.