My weight has been a constant issue for me. I was a ‘chubby’ child and took a lot of stick because of it. I have had a few slender years in my early twenties and then again before I met my husband, but the rest of the time I have been over weight.
I have also had 2 pregnancies in the last 3 years, both plagued with pelvic girdle pain so have gained more than my fair share of baby weight. I need to get the better of this once and for all. Standing on the scales last week was a nasty shock.
I’m not happy carrying extra weight, I don’t think that most of us are. I find it effects my confidence, my self esteem and so many other areas of my life. Having a family I want to be as healthy as possible so I can keep up with them. I’ve got a fair few sports days ahead of me and I want to give those other competitive parents a run for their money.
So, how am I going to crack my weight issue. I’m going to blog about it of course! Why’s that then? I want to think like a thin person and in order to get there I need to learn where my wonky thoughts are and turn them into a thin person’s thoughts, or more accurately a healthy person’s thoughts.
I’ve listened to podcasts, I’ve had hypnotherapy, I’ve exercised and I’ve dieted but I’m back here again. I’ve still not cracked the lifestyle change I need to make. So I’m starting a series of posts called Thinking Thin, and here I’m going to tackle an aspect of what I think my stumbling blocks are in the hope I can crack them once on for all. I’m confident blogging will help me internalise the changes I need to make. I’m not going to diet, or turn into an exercise freak, I just want to live a healthier life and make mine and my family’s health a priority. I guess this is the start. I have a vision, I know where I am going, which has to be a good start for any journey.
Are you a healthy weight? What’s your secret to maintaining it? Do you carry a little extra? What do you need to change to shed a few pounds?