Hi from Yorkshire, England
I've been a bit of a lurker over the past few weeks and have finally managed to perve through the entire before and after thread and feel like I should introduce myself now.
My name is Kelly, I'm 23 years old and I am a full time Mum of two little girls aged 2 1/2 and 1 (had them close together)
I have always been overweight, maybe not obese but just always unhappy by the way I look. I'm 5'6 (nearly) and have always been the chubby friend, jealous of my lean friends who seemed to be able to eat anything when all I had to do was smell chips and I would put on weight.
The lightest I ever got was when I was about 16 and I got into BMX'ing and was doing it all day every day - even with filling my face on McDonalds sat on my bike seat I managed to get to about 8st10 (I ran into an old friend who was startled at my appearance, I mistakenly took his 'OMG how THIN are you?' for a compliment when really I looked awful)
My heaviest has to be now after two pregnancies have taken my toll and Christmas has just been. I weighed in at 11st 10 at the beginning of January. (not counting the weeks after pregnancy when I weighed up to about 13 stone as it was all water weight and dropped off quite quickly, I just can't seem to shift this christmas weight!)
I had finally had enough of feeling awful and have tried everything. My Mum has always pushed her self esteem issues on me and put me on all sorts of diets that would fix our weight problems, the one where you eat green beans and icecream and lose about 10lbs in a day - atkins, dukan, cabbage soup etc etc
I was surfing the net and found this and am instantly sold, I LOVE this lifestyle!
So I only meant to put a little bit but just wanted to give you all a bit of background and for you to understand I am pretty scarred from my bad food past (vegetables have only recently become part of my daily food!)
I have been doing this two weeks already and have seen some improvements and a full of questions that I will put to other parts of this forum.
Looking forward to putting my pics up on the before and after part!
Start weight - 164lbs
Current weight (after two weeks) 159lbs
Goal weight - 134lbs
Thanks for reading,