I’ve always struggled with my weight. Through-out my life, I was always that “skinny” child who ate what she wanted and still remained slim. I used to eat Mc D’s twice a week while growing up – such an unhealthy diet.
I was also bullied at school for being ‘anorexic’, and I’ve found my late twenties hard because my weight did fluctuate SO much. I went from going a size 8 to a 12 in 6 months – partially because I was on medication and it had changed my metabolism so much!
I came off said medication and my weight didn’t budge at all. For six months I tried anything and everything – a healthy balanced lifestyle, exercising 5 times a week, and still no changes. I even tried Protein World’s Slimming pills and they didn’t work either.
Last November and December I was hospitalised and lost SO much weight, even though I was eating 3 main meals a day. And, these were rather large portions too.
It’s taken roughly six months after coming off the medication for me to see any changes.
Back in late October I weighed 11 stone 5 lbs – overweight on the BMI spectrum. Now I’m down to 9 stone 7 lbs. Losing almost two stone (28 pounds) in just a few months (2-3 months), which seems crazy but I feel like my weight has just dropped now that the medication is no longer in my system.
I’m still wanting to lose weight though, my target weight is 8 stone 11 lbs. So I hope by the end of February or March I will be at my ideal weight.
My diet has consisted of eating three meals a day. I’m doing Veggie Month at the moment, so for breakfast I’ll either have a banana or free from dairy yogurt and some mixed berries. For lunch I’ll have soup (the pre-made ones from Sainsbury’s or ASDA). And for dinner I’ll have lots of vegetables and Linda McCartney’s vegetarian meatballs or vegetarian scampi. Sometimes I’ll make a home-made veggie curry or order a vegetarian Chinese too!
I’ve also been drinking a lot of green tea – this helps with speeding up your metabolism. The one’s I’ve been drinking are Pukka’s Mint Green Tea as well as the Organic Green Tea Collection.
Little disclaimer: while this diet works for me, it may not work for you. Loosing weight can be a real struggle especially when you’re not seeing results right away, however, just keep at it and it’ll pay off in the long run. Never give up trying to achieve your goals!
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Girl, you did so well! I’m on a weight loss journey but it’s taking me forever to lose the weight. Last year, I only lost 3 stone last year but I’m hoping to lose more this year..
Thanks Elenor :)! 3 stone is a HUGE achievement – well done you!
I’m in the same boat – I would like to lose another 8 pounds until I hit my target weight!
Congratulations! Trying to lose weight totally sucks and can be really hard. I put on a ton of weight in my early twenties due to PCOS and it took finding a good dietitian to help me lose the weight. Then I had kids and am once again losing the last ten pounds from that….it never ends.
Keep it up and you’ll blow past that target!
Angela at Blush & Pearls
Thankyou Angela :). I feel your pain – such a huge struggle with having endometriosis too, but we will get there eventually!
Wow you’ve done so well. I have PCOS and possible endo, and it’s playing havoc with my weight. I am going to try Keto but love the idea of a vegetarian chinese xx
Gemma Etc. ❤️
Thanks Gemma :).
Ah, sorry to hear! Endo is a pain in the ass!
I’ve heard of the keto diet – maybe it’s something I could try too! Vegetarian Chinese was very good! Same as a veggie Indian!
My story is much similar to yours! While I was skinny as a child and teenager, I wasn’t fit and often ate a bad diet. And then I got PCOD which wrecked my metabolism.
Add some depression to the mix and I took to food for comfort and gained weight.
Your journey has given me motivation and I’m happy that you found success. Sending you all the love and positivity!
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I’ve heard of PCOD, a few of my friends have it. I’m so sorry to hear this, what an awful thing to go through. I have endometriosis so I can relate to you on how annoying that is – especially in terms of weight gain and feeling bloated!
Having said that, I’m glad you’ve taken motivation from this :).
Best of luck on your journey.