Welcome to my fat loss journal!
I'm sorely in need of some accountability, so if anyone actually reads this, please reply and tell me to put down the chocolate and go for a walk NOW...!
I'm on holidays for the next 8-12 weeks. I'm calling it long service leave, as I am funding the break with the LSL payout from my previous job, but I've actually quit so I will be job hunting towards the end of my break.
DD is at school Monday to Friday between 9 and 3.30. I figure if I can't get my flab and fitness sorted out now, I never will.
The complicating factor is my permanent back problems - I have arthritic degeneration in my lower spine, basically the cartilage between my two lowest vertebrae has gone, and will never come back. This has caused scoliosis in my upper spine, and a multitude of disc and joint issues which I doubt will ever be resolved. So my exercise options are extremely limited. Basically walking and pilates is it. If I could run, cycle and dance this would be a lot easier (and quicker) but anyhoo, it is what it is.
I don't actually have many kilos to lose. I'm around 60kg, which I know for a lot of people is a goal weight. However I am extremely pear shaped, and pretty much the entire 60kg is between my belly button and my knees. I am currently a size 14 in pants/skirts, I would love to get back to a size 10, which I was before I had DD (and I thought I was fat then!! Crazy!)
My goal isn't so much to lose kilos, it's more to fit into some old clothes that I've been hanging on to, thinking one day I will be able to wear them again. I took some photos yesterday wearing those clothes (or at least trying to):