Monday, 26 May 2014

Personal/Lifestyle | Weightloss & My Journey (LONG POST)

Before marriage
A month after giving birth
Before 
Before
3 weeks after
6 Weeks after
The last nearly 3 years of my life have been a roller coaster which means it has had a knock on effect on my weight. I came back to my hometown to give birth and stayed here for 3 months, I lost my stomach and baby weight almost straightaway infact I lost my belly straight after I'd give birth and was left with a flabby stomach but I wasn't complaining.

Recently in December I moved back to my hometown permanently, before this I was a very unhappy person with myself and my life, no matter how much I tried to like Stockton I just couldn't, 85% of the people had no jobs, people were drunk before it was 9am, they used to sit in the park next to my house and inject themselves, they used to set their dogs on old people and even worse was they used to casually wee and empty their bowels there too this was happening in front of little kids. So depression for me started well before me giving birth and what didn't was help me being violently sick right up until 7 months pregnant at this point I was still losing weight.

At 6 weeks pregnant I was bleeding heavily and was told I had an ectopic pregnancy, after a million tests it appeared that wasn't the case and it was a cyst that I had. As time went on I was meant to have a glucose test but my midwife 'forgot' so I had to remind the temporary midwife and ended up having it two weeks later than I should have and to my luck I had gestational diabetes so they wanted to induce me two weeks later so I was put straight on to insulin injections.

Depression had a knock on effect I would not see another human being for 2 weeks in a row when I'd go shopping or come to see my family, I felt safer and comfortable with my curtains shut and tucked away in my duvet.

Recently since moving meant new doctors and when they did general checks there was a doubt that my sugar levels were high, so further blood tests led to show my blood sugar levels were double what they should be but I was adamant to battle this through my diet and exercises so the above before picture was before I started this. A couple of months later I had more tests which showed more bad news after all my efforts to go sugar free and a better lifestyle my blood sugar levels were now even higher! I was in denial for a long time but still kept fighting and now I am on medication.

I have lost a lot of weight in inches and also a stone in weight I was a shameful 12 stone and this was way over what it should be for a 5"3 body frame, before marriage I was a healthy 8 stones. I'm not too focused on the stones but more so the inches, since coming back from Egypt I have lost even more weight.

It was a huge shock to me but I started with small steps where I would swap foods or snacks for nibbles on fruit, I swapped white bread to brown and now only very rarely have that too. I've also started having a lot more fruit and salads in my diet now too, I've swapped sugar fizzy drinks to sugar free. One of the most important things I've done is started drinking more water, specially when I'm exercising naturally I want to drink more water. All these little things helped me lose 6lbs. Personally I think slow weightless is more effective than anything that makes you lose weight dramatically.
So thats my little story on weightloss and I hope that I can inspire others sometimes thats all it takes to know someone else has walked a similar journey.


11 comments:

  1. sounds like you have been through a lot but you are looking great now well done

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    1. Thank u Hun I guess I wouldn't be who I am if I hadn't been through what I have in life x

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  2. Can't imagine what you've been through, its great to hear that your life's improving and you're getting better. You look great, say positive and keep going :) xx
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    1. Thank u for the lovely words I'm slowly starting to find myself again I know life won't be the same but if I keep going I can make it a lot better than it's ever been x

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  3. Aqeela you look fantastic! So glad you're happier in yourself now and and things are getting better <3
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    1. Thank u I still have a long way to go but baby steps it is x

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  4. You're such a tough cookie and you should credit yourself more - look how far you've come alhamdolillah. I love reading your personal posts you're such an inspiration. I'm not even 5"2 I have PCO and I struggle with losing weight but I aim to shift some weight ASAP this year! Xx

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    1. Aww thank u, as every day goes by I'm trying to build confidence and it gets that little much better. Insh'Allah it'll all go well for u x

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  5. You still look pretty fat though like flabby.

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    1. Such a coward hiding behind 'anonymous'.

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    2. That's all this stupid person does they leave comments of hate and and negative cap and come come back a month later to see if I've replied or if they've had any luck in pulling me down. Sad, pathetic, small minded ppl reflects what they're life must be :)

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