I have always struggled to understand this obsession with dieting. There is a horrible viewpoint that thin is attractive and anything else isn’t. I have never been on a crash diet and can’t imagine living my life where I constantly watch what I eat. However, I do also recognise that there is an overgrowing problem with obesity and know that being overweight carries certain health risks. I am naturally a curvy girl and have to admit that I like my food. I am a healthy size 14 but have recently began to creep up to a 16 and so I decided, for the first time in my life, to go on a diet, more for health reasons that cosmetic. I do eat quite healthily but my problem is portion size and knowing when to stop eating and so I decided to join weight watchers with my mum as it gives you points and when they are gone, you can’t eat anything else!
Yesterday was my first meeting and I have to admit that I was very nervous about being weighed because I never get on the scales. I am heavier than I thought I would be and although I was disappointed, it highlighted just how seriously I need to take this diet. I don’t want to lose lots and become a skinny size 10 – that just isn’t me, but I do want to get back to a weight that is healthy for my height and build and know that I won’t need to worry about developing any health problems.
I managed to stick to my plan quite easily yesterday and wasn’t feeling that hungry, however this week is half term and I know I will probably find it difficult to avoid snacking throughout the day. I decided to track my progress on my blog as a way of keeping myself motivated throughout this process!
*I have to just say that I am not encouraging anybody to lose weight by writing this post. This is a personal experience and I firmly believe that everyone is beautiful no matter what their size. I am merely taking preliminary action to avoid possible future issues with my health.
Wish me luck!
Ti Amo x
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