Weightloss is such a sensitive subject to lots of people. And no wonder. It doesn’t really matter how much we weigh these days, someone WILL tell us there’s something wrong with us. It doesn’t matter if you’re overweight, underweight or bodybuilder, people will hate you and the way you look! Completey nuts…
I started out with a BMI of 14. I was completely healthy, I just didn’t gain weight. Doctors told me to eat chocolte and have lots of cream etc. And really, how many times do you need to tell the average teenager that? I stuffed myself. But I didn’t gain any weight. I was about 22 when I started to ut on a couple of kilos. The perfect amount at first, I had curves!! Unfortunately, it didn’t stop. I gained 100% of my weight! A while later it turned out my thyroid didn’t want to cooperate anymore. I was given medication and things started to get better.
I lost weht, I gained some, I lost some more and then it started to go really well. About 0,5kg – 1kg/week down, perfect!
Then late 2015/early 2016 I gained so much of it again. It was really devastating to me. And I was so stressed out (heartproblems that thankfully turned out to NOT be as bad as they first thought) that I couldn’t actually do anytihng about i. I sort of froze..
But I’m back on track and I have taken my first progress photo today. It’s not a big change, but that’s ok.
I’ve got the same clothes on so it’s easier to see 🙂
I want to lose weight for a few reasons.
– I want to be able to buy any clothes I want.
– I want to ease the pain in my knees and lower back.
– I want to feel good.
– I want to look good (ok, great!9.
I eat healthy 6 days of the week and then add a treat on day 7. Because I have PoTS I have to be so, so carful about what I eat and how much I eat, and that makes this a lot easier.
I drink a lot of water, I really like water. I don’t mind that there’s no taste. A glass of ice cold water is just the best thing sometimes!
I go to the gym every day. Physical therapy as in cardio & physical therapy as in strengthtraining & then some “regular” weightlifting for the rest of my body.
It is hard, oh so hard! Being determined all day, every day. And every time you go to the store, you’re challenged. I don’t know about other countries, but in Sweden they obviously put ALL the sweets/candy right next o you as you’re in line to pay.. Even if you use the “self scanner” and check out on your own, you have to pass it.
And where’s the frozen veggies? Oh, next to the ice-ceam? Toiletpaper? Next to the sweets/candy. Books and magazines? Between sweets/candy and sodas. Ok, I’ll just have som sparkling water then. Next to the sodas, huh? Oh, and next to…. You know?
I’m thankful that my only problem is my weight, because honestly, I couldn’t take any more than that! It’s enough!e
But I can do it.
And YOU can do it!
We can do it together!
So far, I’m 2,4kg down 🙂