So I have been on my weight loss journey about 4 months now. After a slow start with Weight Watchers and then the help of a major life change that completely rebooted my whole life I can say I am no longer 11 stone whatever I am now in the 10 stone something zone. I haven’t been this weight for many years. My little app thing says I am still on target to reach my goal by Christmas, so it’s going to be one heck of a Christmas this year.
I am still running up and down my lounge wearing out the carpet though I have reduced it to 3 times a week as I was going a bit mental at it. But I have got walking back into my life. Long walks were struck off my list a long time ago but I can now happily manage 5 miles at a time. This is huge for me as previously 3 miles was a marathon. I never realized how much I had missed being active.
I also dragged out the boy’s weights, dusted them off ( shhh don’t tell him as I don’t think he has noticed) and have had some advice on what I should be doing with them from a very helpful chap and now have that happy ache feeling from actually doing something. I am excepting, instead of complaining, that it’s making the scales move slower but having happy dances daily as I find new items that are too big now. I’m forever oiking up jeans and I look rather lost in my coat. All happy problems. It’s not till I took a photo that I saw the change. The bottom right I wasn’t quite at my heaviest, top right was about 6 weeks ago and left is me the other day. Though my fingers look freakishly sausage-like. I am promised it is a camera thing.
The other thing I am re-adjusting to is now I know it was never M.E but depression, I am looking at this whole life thing a bit different because depression doesn’t go overnight. Yes, the issues have gone from my life but the knock-on effects haven’t. I am learning what are my thoughts and what are thoughts that aren’t really there but a product of depression.
I don’t know what will happen in my future, I am not sure where it’s going but its enormous fun finding out. If you get a life changing curveball chucked your way, don’t assume it’s the worse thing ever, you never know it just might be like mine and the best thing to ever happen to you.
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