14 August 2013

The Start of my Weight Loss Journey


In March I posted a blog post about Breast Reduction, and how I was thinking about having one....

If you want to read that post click here

I got some absolutely amazing responses to it, they all said, "it has changed my life", I can totally see how that would be, as the weight in my breasts is ridiculous.

Therefore I decided, enough was enough, I told my Dr in London at the clinic and he referred me to another DR, within a few weeks I had an appointment to see him, at my first appointment the Dr was not there but I saw someone from his team and she was so lovely and helpful, she told me everything and all I needed to know. I was given two months to think about it.

I went away and came back two months later, met the Dr, I had hardly any questions as the lady I saw before was so amazing! I decided to go for it, I am now awaiting for my letter to say when my surgery will be, but I wanted to do a blog post journey for you all!

Whilst I was at the Dr's office, he said ideally loose as much weight as you can before the operation as it can change the way it heals if you loose too much after.

A week later I signed up to Weight Watchers, my mum was supposed to be joining me, I am doing it online as I am far too shy and terrified to go to an actual meeting.

My starting weight was 14 stone and half a pound, I decided I want to loose 2 stone before the operation then 1 1/2 stone after the operation.

I have been told the time for waiting could be 4 to 5 months, therefore I have 4 months to loose 2 stone in.

This "diet" is not as such a diet but a change in the way I eat for ever, because once I have had the operation I cannot go back to eating the way I did before, otherwise my boobs will just grow back and I will have to have another operation.

I started this "Life Change" on 30 July 2013 at a weight of 14 Stone and half a Pound

At the start of my "Life Change" Weight Watchers put me on 33pp per day and 49pp weekly

I am now just over two weeks in.

The first week at weigh in I was 13 Stone 11 1/4 Pounds

After loosing my first few pounds Weight Watchers reduced me to 32pp per day and kept me on 49pp (I have felt that point missing, strange isn't it)

The second week at weight in I was 13 Stone 10 Pounds!

I have lost so far 4 1/2 pounds!

YAY!!!!

It is a good start but I still have 1 stone and 9 1/2 pounds to loose! I think it is do able!

I will try and check in once a week, any other post to do with this you want me to do let me know!

I am so excited that I will be able to get rid of the weight on my chest and enjoy my life properly again!

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations that's a great start Imy! Looking forward to seeing your updates :) x x

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  2. Dear Imy, Congratulations! You have made such fantastic progress already. Well done, and stay strong - the end result will be so, so worth it! Selena xx (P.S. How is Millie the Mulberry?)

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  3. I know you can do it - looking forward to hearing more about this journey :) xxx

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  4. Well done you - you are doing so well. I hope you get a date for your surgery through soon x

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  5. Hi Imy! Good for you! Weight loss is not easy. I am primal, for health reasons, but it also had the effect of bringing my weight down and making me leaner. I actually weight heavier than when I was younger, but am much leaner. A great book for an intro to Primal is The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson (http://fennellbooks.co.uk/journal/2013/8/3/the-primal-blueprint-by-mark-sisson). Primal is very much about health, and one of the by products of good health is a trim waist!

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  6. I am so glad you are getting the help you need to do this - I can totally understand how you feel it will help you, and well done for taking so much action and really making the changes needed to lose weight - I need to learn to act so decisively! I look forward to seeing how it goes for you <3

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  7. Congrats on a good start to your weight loss journey. I hope you reach your goal before the surgery. It's sounds like you made the right decision for you.

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  8. I know you will succeed in whatever you put your mind to. You are an inspiration to all of us -- but we love u unconditionally. Live in good health, Imy.
    Keep us informed! ��

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