Ahhhh it’s my first blog post!
It seems like the right time to introduce myself and get this blog started as we are just two sleeps away from 2019.
2018 has been a crazy journey for me with some highs and some lows.
Firstly I got married on the 23rd October 2018 (massive high) to my soul mate, my love and my best friend and it was 8 months prior to this my story began.
I have been heavily overweight all of my adult life. I have tried every diet, I have taken extreme measures and actions out of sheer despair but I was never successful.
I have developed deep rooted issues as a result of my weight and I will discuss these in more depth as you get to know me and take this journey with me.
So without getting to deep at this point let me quickly bring you up to speed and tell you some key points about me.
In the last 8 months I lost a total of 4.5 stones through sheer determination. I did things so far out of my comfort zone I’m still amazed at how far I’ve come.
Unfortunately following my wedding and until present day I have gained back a stone of the loss.
I have received a huge amount of support along the way and the encouragement has kept me going. I didn’t receive support where I most expected it in some cases but that’s another blog post!
So what can you expect from my blog?
I speak as I find and I can assure you it’s a rarity for me to be lost for words. You can expect me to talk about those sensitive subjects and you can expect me to be honest and genuine.
Have you ever been turned away from a fairground ride because your to fat?
Have you ever been in a full restaurant and sat down on a chair and it break beneath you?
Have you ever wished every night that you were somebody else?
Aside from feeling at times such an overwhelming sense of hopelessness I am finally starting to believe in me and feel a sense of worth and this is the reason for sharing my story.
I know that there are others who feel that despair and worthlessness and I hope that in some way I help others see their worth and encourage them to embrace their own journey.
From me you can expect sincerity, loyalty and support. For I know what it is like to be deprived of that but equally this year I know how it feels to receive it.
I want anyone who is struggling to feel that feeling.
I should also add that I am slightly crazy and I’m told there’s never a dull moment when I’m around (I think it’s my slightly dramatic nature)
So that’s a small part of me for now I promise there’s much more to come but I need to ease you in gently!
I can’t wait to see what 2019 holds for me and I hope you will join me.
Believe in yourself and always em-brace the journey.
‘If you don’t like the road your walking on, start paving another one’ – Dolly Parton