|A month after giving birth|
|3 weeks after|
|6 Weeks after|
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.