Get Healthy bloghop here :) Just have to jump in the shower and sort out the youngest one's breakfast, then will be back with a 'proper' post .........And back, have half an hour before visitors descend. So me and health? How about a timeline?
Born at 7lb 7ozs - and was actually 13 days late, so I suppose I would have been around 5.5lb if I'd been on time. Up to 18 was always on the lowest percentile but not underweight - being 5'1" when I stretch meant that one sorta counteracted the other. But apart from trampolining I hated sports. I mean seriously, what can you do well when you are always the smallest in the class? Running? Netball? Swimming? Exactly!
Then I went vegetarian. Thirty years ago there was nothing, except for a few 'foods' (and I use the term in the very loosest sense of the word!) and they tasted like cardboard and cost a months rent. Couple that with a boyfriend at the time who, even when I lost so much weight I weighed under 7stone in a winter coat, used to tell me I was fat .....well, you do the math.
So my 20's evened out. Average weight - if you wander over to Throwback Thursday here you'll find a few of me looking Miss Average :)
And then the children came along! Yep, you're getting it, even a few knowing nods I imagine. Only put on 3/4 stone with Joseph which I lost straight away. Bit more with Joshua. And then Benjamin. Well you could have laid me on my side and rolled me down a hill!
And now we're at today. And I realise writing this I have spent the last 20 years being overweight.
But I am finally doing something about it. Hitting 50 this year (well, this week actually) and having that heart scare has given me the serious kick up the butt I needed.
I have lost 10lbs since January and am working on my next 10 by July. Tests show my heart is okay, no diabetes but slightly raised cholesterol. So I have dragged My Fitness Pal by Wii back out and dusted it down, am dieting, and Joshua even brought me some weights for my birthday!
It doesn't make sense for me to be overweight. I eat well, especially being veggie, no red meats for me, and lots of protein in Quorn. I love walking. I think my downfall is just lack of willpower in both exercise and eating. If there's nothing bad for me in the house I don't miss it, but if I know Jeff's bought chocolate and biscuits then I have to eat them *downcast, embarrassed face* But, hey, onwards and upwards :)