After having a look around the web for forums and blogs to inspire me I have been disappointed in what is out there. I don't have much interest in other people's food diaries but do like seeing recipes that people have tried and enjoyed. I want to use this blog as a place to swap and share recipes, tips and stories.I have also over the years tried many different diets and although I am doing Slimming World at the mo I will be recounting how I got on with every diet I have tried. It would be great of other people could share their tales of diet success and failures. Please feel free to comment on any post and share your own ideas.
A Little Bit About Me
Ok, just a little bit about me. I am 29 years old and looking to make some major changes in my life. I started these changes over a year ago when I gave up my full time job to go back to college. In doing this it has opened many doors for me and I have just gained a uni place in September to study Law. I feel like I have been stuck in a rut for years in every aspect of my life. I am a single mum to an 11 year old boy and the older he gets the less he needs me, so i feels right that I should start making some changes.
I hate the way I look, it affects every aspect of my life. My worst fear is someone posting a recent picture of me on Facebook as then everyone would see how I have let myself go. As such I do not socialise alot and tend to turn down offers of nights out for fear of bumping into old friends.
The reason I have put on so much weight is complacency I think. For the past six years at least I have been focused only on working hard and raising my son (obvs not a bad thing!!) however that left me with no desire for improving myself so I just ignored myself. I have eaten what I want, when I want with no regards for weight gain and then every few months I would have a moment of clarity and embark on a diet. I would lose a couple of pounds and then get bored and binge again.
I will be as honest as I can be.