I have just joined SP for the first time. I am a newbie in more ways than one. This is also my first internetty forummy thingy. So I guess this is my first ever post... ever. Soooo.... I guess I am a bit hesitant too. But so far what I really like about SP is the ethos of support. Too much of the internet is faceless anger and judgement. (Hang on is that a judgement
I am currently 72kg and my goal is 55kg. I haven't been that weight for 25 years.
I turn 40 in 6 months. I have been on a diet of sorts since I was 13yo.
I am married with no kids, except for my furry one with four legs - who is 14yo. My DH and I have been together for 19 years, married for 11.
I almost got down to 55kg when I got married (57kg). But after I said "I do" to my husband ... I continued to say "I do" to every delicious and yummy (or even the not so yummy) food that I encountered.
They used to say "she let herself go after she got married" and I guess I did. My DH is also larger so it's easier to be bad together.
I have been tracking my meals for a week now, and one thing is niggling me. How do you cope with those monthly hormonal urges for food and sweets. And my urges seem to SHOUT at me "I NEED CHOCOLATE BISCUITS....NOW!"
PS I noticed an article about keeping motivated to exercise in the winter. Today is Australia Day (our National Holiday), and where I live it is 41C (I think about 109F), trust me it's just as hard to stay motivated in this heat as well! I am already hot and sweaty!
Enjoy your day!