Saturday, October 07, 2006

Taking the plunge

Having announced my weight to the world over at One Weigh or Another it seems silly, stupid even, not to post it on here as well. (Oh, BTW I'm back. Had a lovely time with the kids. Didn't really manage to stick to healthy eating as much as I'd have liked, but did lots of walking up stairs and carrying a 2 year old!)

My weight, as of the monday weigh-in [rather than today, I'm a little scared to get on the scales right now ;-) ] was 294lb, or 21 stones. That's certainly not a good weight to be at even if I am 6 foot tall. I've read somewhere, possibly on a weightwatchers site that it'd be a good aim to start by trying to lose 10% of your weight. So for me that means about 30lb. Obviously I do need to lost more than that, but that sounds like a good short(ish) term aim. (I know it won't be short, but you know what I mean). I think I probably need to lose about one third of my body weight at the moment, which is a bit scary, but I know what amazing benefits that will give me.

My big announcement for this post is that my mum and I are starting the south beach diet together. I got the book that Blest recommended (The South Beach Diet - The delicious, doctor-designed, foolproof plan for fast and healthy weightloss) and we need to plan our own menu from that, and go shopping to get the stuff we need, and then we are away :-)


blestwithsons said...

Oh Debs!! That is so awesome! You're courage in posting this is very inspiring! I'm proud of you, little sister!

Just think how awesome it will be to tackle this now and be able to enjoy the rest of your life without the extra physical or emotional weight! I envy you the chance to do it now- BEFORE marriage and babies.

We're here for you, girl! Those first two weeks can be a little challenging, but it gets easier and easier after that.

blestwithsons said...

Argh- should have been "your" not "you're" I type those wrong ALL THE TIME!!!