Sunday, 8 February 2009

A Little Bit About my Dieting Past..

Hi everyone,

Well today, the first day of my plan went well. I actually enjoyed the salad I ate at work, got in my three 'proper' meals and even managed to go to a McDonalds with a colleague and just have a drink rather than a McFlurry like her lol...

Anyway, I thought that it might be an idea to set the scene for this by telling you all about the issues I've had with weight over the last few years...

In short, I have yo-yoed in weight for around ten years now. I never had any issues with my weight or dress size until I left home to go to University at age 19. At that time I did what a lot of people do and gained a few pounds due to drinking more alcohol and eating more junk food than I did at home. After about six months I lost realised my clothes weren't fitting too well so I decided to start to eat more healthily and went swimming a couple of times a week. I went back to my normal size and all was ok again... Til the second year when the same thing hapened again. Then in the third year I started to really dislike the course I was doing (a medical degree) and felt like I didn't really know what to do with my life. I dealt with it by comfort eating and over the course of a year I gained about 3 & 1/2 stone. After deciding finally to leave uni and take a year to figure things out, I joined weight watchers and managed to loose all the weight I had gained, took up running, got fit and felt great. I then met my now ex husband and repeated the process before we got married, but didn't gain as much. On the day I got married I was a size 10 (UK) and I looked good and felt great about how I looked. Unfortunately I very quickly realised what a train wreck the marriage was going to be and started comfort eating again. By the time I left my ex-husband I had gained 5 stone, putting me at a size 18.

Since then I have lost about a stone just by not comfort eating to the same degree, and I thought I was looking better, til I saw those photos lol! I realised I was just kidding myself and still eating too much junk. Being this size is also just plain uncomfortable. I feel cumbersome and masculine, rather than feminine any more.

So there we go. That is how I got here and that is why I've realised that I need to make long term lifestyle changes, and not follow a 'diet' per se...

Fingers crossed it will work this time lol xxx

MizzWorthy xxx


  1. Sounds like you're off to a great start! As I've previously said, it impresses me that you can be bothered to go to the gym...I'm FAR too lazy for that!! I myself have yo-yo dieted for years and I still struggle with my weight but I have found that becoming a vegetarian made it much easier for me to maintain a healthier weight..less temptation!


  2. I just commented but it hasn't shown up! Aaargghh bloody computers!!!xxx

  3. Hi emmajane - don't worry, I accidentally had made it so I had to approve comments... all sorted now! Thanks for your comment. Funnily enough I used to be veggie, but just found I ate loads of cheese lol xxx

  4. Jen, I think it is no surprise that you have gained a little weight, given what you have been through. I think you are a remarkably strong woman, and I'm really proud of you for being so dedicated to your weight loss mission. Like Emma I can't really be bothered to go to they gym, even though I know it will help me feel happier and healthier, so well done you for having the determination! You are an inspiration to me :) I think you are beautiful, just you remember that :) x x x

    Oh and I used to be a veggie too, and got sooo skinny, no one liked it, and my bf asked me to put weight on. The docs then told me because of my IBS it might help to eat meat, so I did, and yes I've now put on about 2 stone and am not as body confident as I was when I was thinner, I must admit I am healthier for it!

    x x x

  5. If you've done it before, you can do it again! Thanks for sharing your story, life certainly throws us some ups and downs. Just be confident in yourself - you're beautiful and you deserve to treat yourself properly. :)