Monday, September 29, 2008

My Diet Monday: Week One - 280lbs

Today is my 100th Post and as a special celebration I am starting a new thread, which will follow me on my journey to Weight Loss Land. I hope you will join me on my journey and be my companions over the coming months in my search for the Great Goalweight. I will need all the encouragement I can get as I battle the Dreaded Munchies and the Rumbly Tumbleys :-).

Over the last few years the weight has been piling on and I am ashamed to admit that I have now reached the horrendous total of 20 stone(280lbs - GASP)!!! And as I am only 5' 2" this is not a good look - not to mention the health implications involved. In fact I am doing a very good impression of Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars!

Last week was going to be the first week, but unfortunately myself and hubby both went down with gastroenteritis! Although I did lose the magnificent sum of 8lbs over 2 days, as this was all fluid it has now been regained and I am back to where I was at the beginning of last week.

As this is the 1st week of the month, I figured this would be as good a time as any to grasp the nettle and get going. I also figured doing it so publicly would give me the added incentive I need. (Although it's taken a lot of courage to actually admit how heavy I had become!).

As I need a kick start to lose the first 2 or 3 stone fairly quickly for health reasons, I will be on the SlimFast diet for the first 10 weeks and then a more regulated healthy eating regime from then on. I know some people will not approve, but I also think one has to use what works for them & I know this will work for me - or should do. This is a long term project divided into 3 month sub sections. So the first sub section will take me up to Xmas & New Year and the goal is to lose a minimum of 2 stone, but preferably up to 3 in that time frame.

Every Monday I will post an update of my progress and let you all know how I am getting on - wish me luck :-)

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Ivanhoe said...

First of all - congratulations on your 100th post!
Second - best of luck on your diet plan. I'll be checking your progress regularly :o)

Kim said...

best wishes on your 100th post CharmaineZoe!!!
and all the very best on your decision to lose some weight...
my daughter and I have just started our step up program for summer...though she's doing a lot better than me ..eek..

Melli said...

Whoooooooooo HOOOO! Goooo you! I lost 65 pounds 2 years ago - and last year I gained it all back! I just started this week to LOSE IT AGAIN! Good luck to BOTH of us!!!

A. said...

Well done for the 100 posts, and I think I'll attempt follow your example on the weight loss. Just back from holiday and I am horrified!