I always read people’s weight loss stories with admiration, as it’s something I’m trying to achieve. I read what they’d done to do what they’ve done. Cut out processed foods, cook from scratch with fresh meat, veggies and fruit. Check
Cut out fizzy drinks. Check
Stop the takeaways. Check
And then I get depressed As I’m already doing all this and still haven’t lost any weight. On the plus side, I haven’t gained any either….but still.
Then I read of people who took up jogging to lose weight. Check. They say they’re someone who hated and avoided exercise. Check, me too. Then they discovered running, love it and don’t know why they didn’t do it earlier. Most are now running marathons, mud runs etc. So not me. I started walking. Graduated to walking with ankle weights. Worked up to jogging a lap then walking a lap. Am now jogging 2 laps and walking one. It hasn’t got any easier and I don’t enjoy it any more either. I still dislike exercise, but I’m still doing it.
Maybe I’m just meant to be this size forever and I should just accept it and learn to love the me I am. Well, that’s a story for another day!
Posted anonymously, 25th April 2016