I’m overweight. My BMI is in the 30’s, being 5ft tall is not a helpful BMI stat, if only I was 6ft…
If I want to get pregnant then I need to lose weight, my research tells me that I won’t conceive if I’m so overweight. (Although I know lots of larger ladies that had no problems, but hey-ho I’ll follow the guidance).
I had a diet splurge at the beginning of the year and followed Dukan. I wrote up my experiences on my food blog. In short I found it very hard to follow the Pure Protein days, but once I got into it I could manage the Protein + Veg days. I lost 8Ib’s whilst on the diet but quickly regained 4Ib’s on holiday at the end of January and 2Ib’s a week since.
I find the mindset of a diet very inhibiting. I obsess about the food I’m not allowed. My next foray of dieting is going to be healthy eating and upping my exercising.
I’ll be honest – I’m lazy in winter, I don’t do anywhere near enough exercise and I comfort eat to will out the cold.
I get paid at the end of February, I normally save a large proportion of my wage towards a contribution to a house deposit/ new furniture. I’m going to use a chunk of that and buy a bicycle instead. I’m praying for some better weather for March and to be able to get out and cycle.
I’d also very much like to do the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride, a 70 mile bike ride from Wetherby to Filey on 16th June. I’m slightly worried it might be a bit ambitious if I’m pregnant by then, but pregnant women can still ride a bike, right? Anyway, I think having something to train for will be motivation to get peddling. Cycling is something my fella enjoys too, so we can go out together on an evening and do some. One of my friends is also a mad keen cyclist and will get me out on long bike rides – although we do normally end up in the pub after them, drinking all the calories back on…
I’ve let myself go for the past few weeks, and not thought too much about healthy eating, I’ve done quite a lot of baking too. Today I am restarting the healthy eating and cutting out bread, pasta, rice and potatoes again. The booze is also going to be banned again.
I know though, that this isn’t sustainable for me. I need treats. So I will allow myself a night off each week, where I can have whatever I want to eat.
I have to be determined and not allow myself to overeat, to indulge in too much junk or booze.
I will be strong, I will shift some weight, but most importantly I will get fitter.
Wish me luck!