The girls turn two next month and I am acutely aware that I can no longer blame my expanding waistline on the fact I had twins. My eating has gotten worse and worse over the past year and here I stand today almost 3 stone heavier than the day I got married.
The girls are honeymoon babies so after an intense 6 months of going to the gym and calorie counting I lost a stone and was really happy with my body. Pre wedding and pre babies I was one of those super annoying people who literally could eat anything they liked and never put on any weight. I was warned as I got older about metabolisms but I never paid much attention!
“It’ll catch up on you”
But it has. Big style. I am now unable to buy clothes as I have no idea what size I am actually am – all I know is that I’m very far away from the size 10 that hangs in my wardrobe. I accept that I will never get back into my size 10s; two pregnancies and 3 children put pay to that although after Charlie I did really qell and pinged back into shape but after a combined weight of 13lb1oz of the girls it just wasn’t as simple. I had terrible muscle separation too so I can kiss a flat stomach goodbye but I’m OK with that.
My body has served me so well and all the stretched skin and stretchmarks really prove a point of what an awesome thing it is. However, I wasn’t prepared for my sad attitude and negative body image. Everything I wear now is design to cover up. Hide and mask every lump and bump and in the last few months it’s cranked up a notch – I’ve not wanted to go places. The thought of bumping into someone I’d not seen for ages or a tag on Facebook sent a shiver down my spine – I feel I am unrecognisable and feel incredibly self conscious and very low about the way I look and feel.
So I have now decided to do something about it. I have decided to try Slimming World and have been given a free 6 week trial. I will be blogging about the highs, lows and weight loss. You know me – I will tell it exactly as I see it and hopefully at the end of the six weeks be able to report a decent weightloss and a plan for the future! I am doing the online plan as with a husband away a lot I cannot commit to a weekly group.
Many of my friends have tried Slimming World and it just – works! It’s sustainable, fits in with the family and hopefully won’t feel too restrictive. And also – I CAN EAT BACON!!!!!!!! Today is my first day on the plan -so wish me luck!
Any tips, recipes or inspiration – send it my way!!