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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Weight - the other side of my love of food

So this blog will also be a bit about me losing weight. I know there are thousands of diets, schemes and different ways that people claim is the "right way" to lose weight (finally, for good, hurrah!) But for me, (and believe me I've tried them all) these would never work long term. 
I've tried Slimming World, Weight Watchers, insane calorie counting and  healthy eating - this would annoy me the most when people would gleefully say they had lost weight just by eating less doughnuts and cake (err no shit). 
A few years ago I began to realise that being overweight is caused by emotional eating. This is eating when you are not hungry, (but often it can feel incredibly close to real hunger) which is triggered by an event, which then causes us emotional eaters to try and suppress certain emotions (caused by the event) which are uncomfortable or difficult to deal with. So what we do (and me in particular) would be to eat a piece of  entire cake if we are upset for example.  

So folks, this is me. After moving to London 2 years ago, I put on 2 and a half stone. Because I was in a strange city, would argue often with my sister and generally feel a bit lonely (that would be the me on the left). I was getting hopeless because nothing I seemed to do would be working. As I've said in my intro, I just love food and the worst thing for me would be that thin people seemed to be able to eat whatever they wanted, and not gain an ounce, whereas I was always (in my head) starting yet another diet. 

Me in my beautiful new dress from Joy (I also have an obsession with Joy clothes)

I was always interested in emotional eating, and one day I stumbled on this website:
This website is written/created/devised by an incredible man called Rodger Gould. Although you have to pay money for it, to be honest it was the first website/programme I found which actually dealt with emotional overeating and how to stop it, so I was sold. 
Throughout this blog I will share with you my weight progress (as well as recipes and things I eat), the obstacles I hit and the problems I face. 
In the meantime I'll show you some more of my weight loss before and afters and a few stats about my weight loss.

Weight in October 2011: 13 stone 11lb 

Weight in June 2012: 11 stone 3lb 
Height 5 foot 7
Goal weight: 10 stone 8lb 

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  1. Damn girl, great job! Looks like my goal is similar to yours. I used to look like your "after" about 1.5 yrs ago and now I look like your "before". I'm doing keto and 5:2 but I will def check out that website because I am for sure an emotional eater.

    1. Thanks lady!! Yep it's really helpful. 5:2 is great, hope you like it!! I'll be posting an update about my progress soon!

    2. Great weight loss story, Abby! I love it when things are a bit controversial :)

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