I have really had to think about the best way of putting this post because it could make some people out to be the bad guy when really they’re not. They’re trying their best in the only way they know how.
My Mam is devoted to Weightwatchers. It helped her lose a lot of weight really easily. At the same time, it didn’t help me. When she lost pound after pound I think I lost about 8lb in the same time. But also during this time I was exercising and dealing with the worst days of my anxiety; and the fact that the weight wasn’t falling off me didn’t help. Because of this I won’t go back. Diets just don’t work for everyone. Also, I find that it is a lot of money just to have someone weigh you then chat about it for an hour.
My Mam tried to push me to come back today and I said no because I didn’t want to sit and listen to all these success stories when I knew it wasn’t for me and my body. The program is not for me. This then turned into a rant about food choices…. You know when you just want to scream fuck off, but you don’t because it could cause more damage than good?
With me, telling me to do something in that manner doesn’t work; my Mam knows this but she does it anyway. What tends to happen is that I close down and it has the opposite effect. You know the drill. I have got to come up with the idea myself if I am to do something for myself. Telling me and pushing ideas on me isn’t going to work!
I know that I am not the only one that struggles with diets. The internet is full of them. And these big diets like to focus on what the person did wrong rather than point out that a single focused plan for losing weight isn’t going to work on everyone.
Therefore, I am going to lose weight my own way. I am currently 15.9stone, which is 101.5kg. Yes, I am overweight, but I also think that I look pretty damn good for that weight. However, I am going to try and lose weight, but I’ll do it my own way; not a prescribed plan from a multimillion pound a year company. And there are no quick fixes. Weight loss is a slow process; I feel that the quicker you lose something, the quicker it will be to put it all back on. I know that this is going to take a while, but I am okay with that.
I would like to take you guys on this journey. So on my blog I will post updates on my weightloss/gain, and I will post more recipes and food diaries if you would like to see them.
So here we go guys. I hope that I can prove diets wrong; who’s with me?
Hope you’re all having a lovely day. And please share your experiences with diets below if you want.
PS- my Mam really isn’t a horrible person. I love her a lot, so please don’t focus on the way that she approached my weight.