One of my new years resolutions was to lose weight. Believe it or not, before Jake was born, I was tiny. Look, here’s a picture!
Somehow, along the way, that girl has got lost. That girl has had a lot thrown at her. Let’s work it out:
September 2008 – Got a positive pregnancy test
May 2009 – Gave birth to Jake
October 2009 – Joined a gym
January 2010 – had a chest operation to determine what a mass was
February 2010 – start 6 months of chemo after my Hodgkin’s diagnosis
September 2010 – given the all clear
November 2010 – half of my thyroid is removed
December 2010 – Thyroid Cancer diagnosis given
February 2011 – other half of thyroid is removed
August 2011 – positive pregnancy test
April 2012 – Zack is born
And now, I am back at the weight I am just after I finished chemo. Now, I know I can’t place all the blame on everything that’s happened, although I truly believe it has a large part to play. But I also believe that 2013 is my year to change that, with no cancer and no planned pregnancies!
So, dear readers, I have a plan.
I had to go to the doctors the other week to discuss my medication. Whilst I was there, I brought up the subject of my weight, and that I want this year to be the year I change it. Without hesitation she offered to refer me to Weight Watchers. By doing it through the NHS, I get 12 months free. I am on a waiting list, so just have to wait for my turn. I have done Slimming World successfully in the past, so until my place comes up, I am going to follow the basics of that.
I have already started the c25k programme. I have completed week one, which I know to some is a walk in the park, but for me, it’s a huge deal. This week, I am starting week 2.
For those that don’t know c25k is a programme designed to get you from doing no exercise at all, to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in 9 weeks. I have to admit, I’m sceptical but I am going to do it, or die trying!
What I point blank refuse to do, is publish on here my starting weight. I will keep that to myself, but I might add a little widget somewhere saying how much I’ve lost. I don’t know exactly how much I want to lose yet, but it’s around the 3.5 stone mark.
I can do this. I can do this. I can do this.