So for the first time in a long time I stepped on the scale this morning. OMG.
219lbs! (15st 9lbs). I can’t believe I’ve let myself get this heavy. I’ve put on around 10lbs since I started this blog. I’m 5′ 7″ so this weight puts me well into the “obese” category according to BMI (although I don’t think I look “obese” or as even very “big” – until i see photos).
I’ve been comfort/misery eating my way through the missing period stress and this is the outcome.
Part of this blog is supposed to be about my weight loss as I really think it is an important part of my journey to motherhood, but it’s the part that I’ve neglected and buried my head in the and about doing so. I’ve been avoiding the scale as if it’s a case of if you don’t look at the scale it won’t be true that you’re gaining weight instead of losing.
When I had my fertility MOT in September I told myself I’d focus on the two factors of “fertility health” that were within my control… weight and stress management. I need to re-commit.
So today I’m blogging my weight and BMI. I’m “naming and shaming” myself to take responsibility. I’m not going to join Weight Watchers or Slimming World, I’m going to blog as the “group” and “accountability” part of my weight loss.
Weight: 219lbs (15st 9lbs)
I’m also going to set a realistic goal. I’m not going to lose 60lbs between now and March to get down to a “healthy” BMI of 24 or 25. But I can lose 35lbs and get myself down to a BMI of 29. That’s out of “obese” (I hate that classification) and down to merely “overweight”.
Please support me on this journey.
**I’m hoping part of today’s weight was water weight/constipation which corrects itself shortly!**