But I'm one to go against the grain (sometimes) and I've decided that it doesn't matter who knows my current weight. It's only a number and it doesn't tell you what size clothes I wear or how fit I am (or aren't).
I had a (stillborn) baby in June and as part of the pregnancy process I put on weight. In July I decided that before I got pregnant again I'd get myself in the best shape ever and decided to start with my weight.
I wanted to get back into normal (non-maternity) clothes, because wearing maternity clothes made me feel depressed, a constant reminder about what had happened and I kept thinking: I wasn't pregnant so shouldn't be wearing maternity clothes.
My first weigh in was:16th July and I weighed 86.1kg. I have been heavier (when I was younger) but I couldn't be sure how much I weighed then, I was probably on the cusp of being a size 20.
I used 2 apps on my phone:Libra - to record weight
My Fitness Pal - to record food consumed
Here's what I did:
- I weighed myself every weekday (probably a bit too obsessive).
- I reduced my portion sizes.
- I changed in between meal biscuits/cakes for fruit.
- I took up regular exercise (back to netball & spinning)
- I drank more water
- I monitored what I was eating and how much (using My Fitness Pal
My goal weight:My goal was 78kg (last known pre-pregnancy weight) and I wanted to be there by 7th December.
On Wednesday 18th December I reached my goal weight. 78kg, I'm a bit late but I'm there.
- I feel fitter.
- I am back in all of my normal clothes (some are too big now).
- I am still a bit wobbly in places and could do with toning up.
- I'm glad I reached my goal without any crash/faddy dieting (meal replacement, counting sins/syns, points, starving myself, on/off days).