I was shocked and chuffed to find that I’m No32 in the Top 100 Weight Loss Blogs!
That’s a list including people like Jenny Craig and ‘proper’ weight loss organisations, so it’s pretty good going. I’ve even given all my weight loss blog posts a jolly good polish to celebrate.
There is a problem.
I’m feeling a bit of a fraud.
In the last month or so I’ve tipped back officially into the ‘overweight’ range.
I know how it happened.
I spent much of 2011 thinking I had a bad back, frustrated that I could no longer run (despite being a rubbish runner) or do much exercise and not managing to fix it; add 4 lbs.
After several months with an Osteopath and Physiotherapist I decided to try an Acupuncturist. Despite knowing that I know about nutrition (heh, I’m listed as one of the Top 100 Food Blogs by Woman and home!), I had lost confidence and listened to him when he said that I wasn’t eating enough; add another 3lbs.
Then I got my diagnosis with Fibromyalgia (pain all over the body), which meant I could no longer run to lose weight, which was my cheat as I’m a rubbish runner. Plus, I get tired from doing about 1/4 the exercise I used to be able to do. And I’m now on drugs that help brilliantly with the pain and sleep, but have the side effect of weight gain; add the final 8lbs.
*Hangs Head In Shame* after all I’m meant to know how to do it aren’t I?
Or maybe you will like me a little more to know that I’m not perfect *Looks hopeful*?
Anyway, it’s spring (I’m not keen on New Year), which is a great time for a fresh start ready for the summer. So I’ve decided it’s time to kick my own rapidly expanding butt.
I may have Fibromyalgia.
It may be difficult.
But I know that my stuff works.
So I’m going to prove it.
I’m going to lose 1 stone 1lb: get back to a healthy weight and lose the muffin top.
It doesn’t matter that I’m doing it AGAIN.
Just that I do it!
I’d love your help?
I’m going to write a weekly diary of my progress; read my blog posts and keep me going because I may need some encouragement when I get Fibro flares and feel depressed and in pain.
Or tell me your story of how you lost weight against all the odds?
Fancy seeing who else is in the list?
An infographic by the team at CouponAudit