Day 300

Wednesday 26th October 2016

Today we have one of those days that never happens unexpectedly. The boys have loved the surfing so much that they have decided to go for the whole day. Which means today it’s just me and Matt. 

Before this year we wouldn’t really spend too much time alone together. The boys have very much been the priority. This year though we have been going on quite a lot of walks. 

Matt has helped me a lot this year, he has given me support when I needed it, he has turned down work because he wants to help me through this. He has been there to hold my hand every step of the way. 

Without Matt’s support I would never have done so well. 

I find though, as time goes by and I am getting more into good habits, while Matt still gives his support I am not necessarily taking it. 

I have started to wonder if that is not a good idea because at the minute I am struggling to stay motivated. I try but I think if I took Matt’s help I might cope a lot better because a problem shared is a problem halved they say. And that’s what husbands are for after all!

No weigh in


Day 175

Thursday 23rd June 2016

I think motivation can come from many different experiences.  

On January 1st (day 1) I was not very motivated at all.  I didn’t really believe that I would do very well. When the scales went down for the first time I all of a sudden became really motivated. 

I think motivation comes from how much you really want it and belief that you can do it.  So when I saw the scales go down for the first time I knew then that I really wanted it and I did believe that I could do it. 

The more the weight has been coming down the less self motivated I have become because my desire to lose weight has reduced. I think it’s because I am over half way to my goal. 

I find now that my motivation is coming from all the support I am getting. I know yesterday I said that when I get a compliment I found it hard to believe. However I do find that without the compliments I don’t think I could get as motivated. 

You are all my coxswain sitting at the front of the boat encouraging me to continue. 

So I just want to say thank you to all of you who are supporting me, encouraging me and believing in me. 


Start weight 21st 5lbs

16st 13lbs.        0.4lbs⬇️. 62 lbs⬇️total

Start weight 135.6 kg

107.5kg.          0.2kg⬇️.    29.3kg⬇️total

Day 105

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