So at our appointment with the fertility clinic the subject of my weight came up, this didn’t surprise me in the slightest as I know I am overweight but now it will have even more on an effect as it could affect fertility treatment if we did need IVF next year.
I have battled with my weight for years, going through that cycle of losing and gaining weight many times, though the good thing seems to be when I put my mind to losing weight I am usually quite successful. My problem is keeping the weight off, I wonder if any of you lovely readers have any tips for how to keep your motivation going to maintain weight loss. I don’t seem to be able to keep it going once I hit target I seem to just think that I can eat what I want even though I know that I can’t and I know that I will gain all the weight back but for some stupid reason I can’t seem to bring this stupid cycle I have allowed myself to be on for years.
Now though I really need to reconsider my outlook on what I eat, if we need to go down the route of IVF I will not be eligible on the NHS unless I lose at least 1.5 stone. To be honest I would like to lose more and I know I look and feel so much better weighing a lot less than I do now plus it would be best to try and lose some weight before we manage to fall pregnant even if that wasn’t through IVF.
So from today, which will be now be called Weight loss Wednesday on these lovely pages, I will be getting back to basics with slimming world, upping my exercise and making myself accountable yet again for what I eat. No more excuses, no more telling myself it’s okay to have a treat here and there because for me it doesn’t seem to just be here and there, one treat leads to another and I need to go cold turkey this week to get myself back into the weight loss mojo.
Wish me luck……….