Thursday 14th April 2016
I have been on this diet now for 3 and a half months and there is only one thing that has kept me going, and that is that I have had a lot of SUPPORT.
You need to have a lot of key people in your life. There have been many days, at the beginning especially, when I really needed help and encouragement. There was one day that I cried through my dinner and my son came over and rubbed my back – it sounds small but I think he sensed what I needed.
However, the main support I am getting is from my husband Matt.
He has given up so much for me this year. He is a very keen cyclist and he loves to go out on his bike a few mornings a week, but now he goes for a walk with me instead. I have to say I love them. I am getting fitter and it’s the only real time we get to have a good conversation!
Matt is also a very busy man with lots of work on where as I don’t work. I sit at home and do my hobbies of sewing and drawing but he has started to do the food shopping and even the cooking. I have been married for 19 years and I have to say he has never done those things before! However, he does it so I don’t have to look at the things I can’t eat as he understands the battle I’m facing and he wants to do all he can to see me succeed!
But the fact that he has been so supportive means that I want to try harder because I don’t want to let him down.
I am fortunate to have many other supportive people around me. I think embarking on such a lifestyle change as this can’t be done alone and I’m grateful to all those people who have helped and encouraged me.
18st. 1.1lbs⬇️. 47lbs⬇️total
114.2kg. 0.6kg⬇️. 22.3kg⬇️total