I've struggled with my weight since being diagnosed with an under active thyroid back in 2004. Each pregnancy has made things far worse, but now, after deciding that I am having no more children and that my thyroid levels are all in check, I am thrilled to announce that I am embarking on a new challenge along with Britmums and Weightwatchers to lose weight - for good! It's been coined the "back 2 best" challenge and I am planning on losing 24lbs (2 stone) by the end of December. You can follow our progress on the #wwback2best on twitter or check out my blog every Friday.
The only diet I have ever been successful on was weightwatchers (back in the 90's) as I found it easy to manage and accountable. We had a big group from work participating and it was the group support that really helped me. I am starting this journey with 20 or so other bloggers and really looking forward to the emotional support that I can offer and can be offered back to me. Lord knows I am going to need it when faced with a bar of chocolate!
The beauty of the challenge is that it is ALL available as an app, which, for me as a busy WAHM to 3, who is constantly on the go, BRILLIANT. Using the "ProPoints" plan (where every food and drink has a points value) I am going to be able to track on the go, everything I am eating/drinking. This will really help me fit MY weight loss around MY lifestyle rather than be dictated to by meetings etc.
I am planning on starting this new chapter of my life on Friday 28th September (so that gives me just over a week to buy some scales, read up on the ProPoints plan as well as get my head int he right place.
If you want to join me on this challenge, then you can also sign up for just £1 (!) and trial the app for free (subject to T+C's) as well. All you need to do is click on this link and leave me a comment below and I will open up a linky for a weekly link up each and every Friday so we can encourage and support each other on this journey.
I am so SO up for this challenge - are you going to join me??!
Peace and Love
Disclaimer: I have been provided with 6 months weightwatchers membership free of charge along with a goody hamper. However, my opinions and words are all my own and will not influence the reviewing of this one iota!