My Weight Loss Journey

My weight has yo-yoed for years, I weighed 14st 8lbs at my heaviest and 9st 10lbs at my lightest. Right now I'm 13st and I'm not happy, it's time to start the weight loss journey, again.

I spent a long time blogging about my weight loss, at one point I was doing great and I loved writing about it. It was a positive story after all, I was doing exercise (and enjoying it), I ate far less and my weight just kept going down. I was so proud of myself. 

It was all for our holiday to Florida and I knew that I'd put weight on while I was there. As it turns out I didn't put on as much as I thought I would and I returned home having gained 6lbs. But that's when the trouble started. 

After spending six weeks in Florida I needed rest, we walked over 300 miles while there! The problem is that rest and eating nice food became a habit again. I stopped running, I stopped yoga, and I started eating more food. 

The weight creeped back on, as it always does, and at first I didn't notice. I was too busy enjoying myself with all the nice food and rest. 

It wasn't until my clothes started to get tighter and I had to swap to a larger size that I noticed what was happening. By that point though laziness had set in, I'd become set in my ways and didn't want to give up time to do exercise or give up all the great food. 

I promised myself a while ago that I wouldn't allow myself to get back to 13st and yet here I am. Reaching this weight again has made me realise that I need to do something. 

Looking at it honestly I can see what I've done. I became lazy, complacent, I took advantage of being slimmer and it caught up with me. 

Now I need to go back to the start, I need to make changes to my lifestyle that will stick. It's hard though, having time to fit it in in between taking care of the boys, blogging, housework, more blogging, making dinners, and everything else. 

I'm admitting right now that laziness is stopping me. Nothing else. I am lazy. I don't want to do the exercise. I don't want to cut down on my food. I don't want to have to say no to cake and cookies.

But I have to.
This is going to have to be used!

I am more tired than I used to be. I can't run up the stairs any more. I'm getting more headaches, more indigestion, and I feel unhealthy.

It's time to make a change again.

More healthy breakfasts, cutting down on portion sizes, more salads. I'm going right back to the beginning. 

I'm starting slowly, bringing in the salads, and cutting down on my chocolate intake. It's worked before so that's what I'm doing.

Most importantly though I'm going to blog about it. Every week, if I lose weight or not, I'll be writing about my journey. This time being more honest about the whole thing and not giving up if things don't go my way. 

Having the support and friendship of blogging buddies was a huge help the last time I tried this and I hope it will this time too. 

I want to thank Mirka, of Fitness 4 Mamas, who offered her support and advice recently. It was just what I needed. 

What advice would you give someone who's starting their weight loss journey, again?