Im a 53 year old wife, mum, and grandmother. I work part time, and am lucky enough to have a a family that is supportive, and amazing friends…...........so whats wrong then you ask?
Well, two years ago, my life was very different. Oh, i still had the above, but for how long? I didnt know. You see i was 117 pounds (8stone 7lbs) heavier than i am now!!! Yes! I have lost that amount of weight, thanks to alot of support from family, friends and husband, but mostly, if im honest, from my friends at my local Slimming World class!!! They understood when you were having a “bad” day/week, and never let you give up!! We were/are all in the same boat! Two years ago, i could barely walk, the weight my poor knees had to bare, was so painful, i had diabetis, arthritis, high cholestral, and very low self esteem.
To the outside world, the “jolly” large lady, when inside, it couldnt be further from the truth. My life was effected in so many ways, and all bad!!
One day, i fell over, the pain was aweful, i had to walk with a stick!! This was due mainly to the amount of weight i was carrying. I went to the doctors, who suggested i seriously consider a “gastric band”, to lose weight, before it was too late really…....
I did think about that, for about a week,researced it etc, but decided NO!, i could DO this, WITHOUT surgery….........i made up my mind, there and then, to turn my life around, once and for all. Since that day, my resolute dtermination has SO paid off!! Nothing was/is going to sway me from achieving my goal…..which is to live longer, for my children, grandchildren, husband,and family and friends.
Ive lost both my parents, and am very aware that IM the grandma now, time flys by, and i want to be around to ENJOY that time, in EVERY way, for as LONG as possible!!
My life now, bares NO comparison to my life two years ago. That was NOT me. Now, i have so much energy, enthusiasm, confidence, FUN!! i walk miles now, for pleasure!! I can buy clothes off the peg, in ANY store, and ones id LIKE to wear, instead of what fits me? I feel so WELL now. My diabetis is well under control now, and i may even be able to come off my medication? Ive taken control of my life back again, instead of it controlling me!!
Im due for some surgery soon, to repair the damage i did to myself physically, to complete my transformation!!!!
my life now, is just that, a full and exciting LIFE!!!!, and not just an existence…..............if like i did, you need to lose some weight, please guys/girls, dont waste another moment!!!! Do this one thing for yourself!!!!! DO IT!!!! You will be SO glad you did, and you too, can find the kind of happiness only those stuck as a prisoner in thier own body can understand,youll finally be FREE!!! Good luck!! xxxxxxx