For me this was a holiday picture. I had been on holiday to Barbados. I had, had an amazing, relaxing time and when I got the pictures developed, there was one that... well... was bloody awful. We had been out for a wildlife tour of the island which was an amazing day and during the tour, were taken high up onto a cliff to look at a spectacular bay. My mum in law to be, Christine had decided to stay behind in the jeep and as we were walking back took a picture of me, my other half Chris and my father in law to be, Rick.
I remember shopping for clothes for the holiday and feeling a bit low that nothing fit very well. I didn't want to display my body as I knew I had put on a lot of weight, but then because it was so hot, I didn't want to be wearing heavy, cover up clothes. When we booked the tour, we were all given a T-Shirt (I had to have the largest size as nothing else fit and wore my short leggings.) I look really hefty in the picture. Seeing that, I realised how much weight I had actually gained and there was a bit of a jaw dropping realisation. I knew something had to be done. I began to research the best way to lose weight, but just needed that final push over the edge. (By the way the holiday itself was proper awesome and I had an amazing time! - my top tip never play pool with Christine)
That final push came when my lovely other half proposed. I want to spend as much time as possible with this wonderful man and be able to live our lives together to the fullest. By being overweight I was hampering chances of that. I'm not going to fib there is also a healthy dose of vanity, (I want the option of as many wedding dresses as possible!)
|My hair weighs at least 10lb|
So that's my story. I hope you like the blog. xxxx