It's 2014 and time for me to think about resolutions. Last year I was all about making parenting resolutions and trying to improve my parenting. But this year I am going to do something that is for me, but will also benefit Goblin. I'm going to try and lose weight - Yup that old chestnut!
When I was pregnant I got gestational diabetes. The diabetes nurse said that to avoid getting permanent type 2 diabetes I needed to lose about 2 stone (28 lb). About a year after I gave birth Hublet and I went on a serious diet and managed to lose a lot of weight. But over the last year or so I have put it all back on. In fact I am creeping back up to the weight I was just after I gave birth, which was the heaviest I have ever been.
The thing is I'm not too bothered about how I look. I'm sure many people would not find my lardy body attractive but I don't mind the curves and as long as I can find clothes that fit I'm going to feel OK with myself. I also love food, and unfortunately I use food as a comfort blanket. I eat when I feel down, and often I feel down because I am overweight. What do you do when you feel down about being fat - have a cream cake. I bet half of you are nodding and the other half are going "why on earth would you do that?". It took me a while to realise that different people have different relationships to food. Mine is a friendly but unhealthy relationship and that is something that I need to work to change.
I have been ignoring the health issues around my weight. Its not just the risk of diabetes, I'm also on Statins for high cholesterol (a hereditary disorder in my family). So I owe it to myself, my husband and my son to make an effort to get my weight under control and get fitter so I don't die of a heart attack before Goblin finishes school (My Dad had his first when I was 14).
I'm writing this post in the hope that you readers will keep me in check and embarrass me into staying on the straight and narrow - it would be pretty horrible to have to confess in six months time that I am as heavy as ever.
So wish me luck!
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