So I began this journey not daring to get on the scales. Secretly glad that mine were broken so I didn’t have to find out how much over 23 stones I weigh.
I had sat comfortably for years at 13/14 stone and was a fit and healthy size 10/12 believe it or not we all weigh heavy in my family and I am 5’9.
I then shifted up to a still comfortable fit and active 15/16 stone – gym every day, healthy diet supplemented with chocolate, cake, biscuits, crisps, pastries :O wearing a size 16
I then held nothing back and hoofed up to 19 stone but still felt OK and was wearing a size 18/20 of course I’d never go over that…
When I fell back to 15 I got ill, very ill (not weight related). Steroids saw me gaining half a stone a week and ironically my cardio vascular system was remarked upon as being that of a 17 year old with big clear arteries, a steady blood pressure and healthy strong heart function (This was in my forties after 20 years of smoking, sometimes I just can’t make sense of the numbers)
I broke down (see under About me – more of me) and wound up here. There have been frequent fluctuations on the above since I started dieting when I was 15 and an enormous size 14! I know right, if only someone like me had taken me in hand and told me what I know now. I’ve been up and down like a yo-yo (hmmm where did I hear that phrase before?) and each time my settling point is heavier and heavier.
I’m assuming that as I’ve been healthy eating now for a week that this number was even worse this time last week and that I’ve already had my first week big loss. That helps me cope a little with this huge number. It makes me want to cry seeing it and I’m glad it does because as a fellow blogger said to me today, I am never going to see that weight again but I need to remember it so I don’t forget how easy it was to get here. Gosh I used to be horrified at the thought of weighing near 20 stone and now look at me, it feels insurmountable but I’m doing this, I am.
24 stone 11 pounds 347lbs 157.4 kgs 11 April 2014
24 stone 3 pounds 339lbs 153.8 kgs 18 April 2014
23 stone 12 pounds 334lbs 151.5 kgs 28 April 2014
23 stone 9 pounds 331lbs 150.1 kgs 05 May 2014
23 stone 7 pounds 329lbs 149.21 kgs 12 May 2014
23 stone 3 pounds 325lbs 147.41kgs 26 May 2014
22 stone 0 pounds 308lbs 139.71kgs 29 June 2014
21 stone 3 pounds 297lbs 134.71kgs 18 July 2014
20 stone 10 pounds 290lbs 131.5 kgs 28 July 2014
20 stone 5 pounds 285lbs 129.3 kgs 4 Aug 2014
20 stones 0 pounds 280lbs 127.0 kgs 11 Aug 2014
19 stones 4 pounds 270lbs 122.47kgs 29 Aug 2014
19 stones 0 pounds 266lbs 120.66kgs 9 Sept 2014
18 stones 10 pounds 262lbs 118.846kgs 22 Sept 2014
18 stones 02 pounds 254lbs 115.21kgs 20 Oct 2014
17 stones 10 pounds 246lbs 111.58kgs 07 Nov 2014
16 stones 12 pounds 236lbs 107.05kgs 11 Dec 2014
16 stones 6 pounds 230lbs 104.33 kgs 11 Jan 2015
15 stones 13 pounds 223lbs 101.15 kgs 13 Feb 2015
14 stones 2 pounds 198lbs 89.81kgs 30 Mar 2015