(A feel good story where you get to pat me on the back and hopefully might get a little inspiration if you are trying to do this too)
Well, after joining quite a few weightloss challenge threads ... and not doing them I finally seem to have got my stuff together.
In May last year I had major ankle surgery, so couldnt do much for quite some time ... but as part of the physio for rehabilitation I got into riding my bike again.
I have always loved bike riding, so it was nice to discover that I still enjoyed it .. and it was something I could do to help me walk around and stuff.
Anyway - DH's work pay for a gym membership for him, and we both seemed to be in a place of wanting to make some healthier lifestyle choices (in terms of diet and stuff) so we have both been more conscious of it for the last 8 or 9 months or so.
In that time I have
- cut out junk food. (I still go out for dinner, or have the odd muffin, but not the daily chocolate/desert/snack that I used to have)
- eat more vegetables/greens
- eat MUCH more fruit (instead of the sugar hit, a fruit smoothie does the job)
- exercised more
Cutting out junk food was quite hard ... but actually only the first month is hard. After that, I havent really been bothered.
Exercising more ... I go riding around 2 or 3 times a week, so its not like I am fanatical about it, and sometimes I go hard, others its fairly sedate. Its mainly been finding something I enjoy doing, and having a bit of fun doing it.
In 9 months, I have lost 8kgs !!!!! and am keeping them off easily. Through christmas (and the school hols when I couldnt exercise so much) I didnt lose any, but I didnt put it back on either.
I started out at 76kgs (I am quite short, so it doesnt sit that well on me) ... and now am 68. Even with just that, I feel soooooo good.
It has seriously made a difference in the way I feel about myself.
So ... the moral is .... dont give up. You can do it.