I started this journey on 16th February, 2015, hoping to lose 5 stones and then decide whether to do a 9th IVF treatment with my ex or continue my weight-loss quest.
I am thrilled to report that I have today hit the 5 stones target and I am smaller than the weight I was for the last 5 IVF treatments which started November 2011 and ended April 2014.
I will not allow my changed circumstances to spoil my joy or the gratitude that this diet has saved my life.
For sure, I don’t have the joy of the chance of trying for the baby that I have desperately wanted all my life, but I have the chance to keep going on this diet, to keep working on myself and one day, getting to a healthy weight that is right for me.
I have not given up the hope of one day having a baby.
I believe in God.
I believe in fate.
If my destiny is to one day have a child in my life, God, the universe, all that is right and just in the world, will align to make it happen for me.
For now, I will carry on losing weight, staying focused and staying 100% on my diet.
I can’t control all the crap in my life; but I can keep kicking ass by controlling my hand to mouth actions.
I want to thank my Cambridge consultant Mandy, who started me on this journey.
I thank all of you that read this blog, in particular, the 110 or so of you that get an email or notification every time I publish my random thoughts. I am most humbled that you would want to do that in an age when we are already bombarded by too many emails and notifications.
I thank the new friends I’ve made on this journey who have been a rock of support; the friends that I am yet to meet.
And most of all, I thank my family. Without whom, I am nothing.
Week Twenty Nine’s Verdict: today’s weight 92.2kg, week’s weight loss 1.3 kg (2.86 pounds); total weight loss; 32.2 kg; 70.8 pounds; 5 stones 1 pound – mini target smashed!