After getting engaged 3 months ago im determined to slim down for the big day. It all started well then the big problem came. I live in Egypt at the moment and it was Ramadan. No eating,drinking during day light hours. So on came the pounds and more.
Two days ago i hit rock bottom. Wanted to go out with my lovely partner and couldnt find anything to wear which didnt make me look like an old maid or actually fit. So after lots of tears i decided this was it. No more will i have to go through this again. My partner helps me with exercise and wont buy anything unhealthy for me either.
Is anyone else going through this change?
Does anyone else have stories of how they hit that rock and decided enough was enough?
Its going to take lots of will power to do this but one day i will get there
A salaamu alaikum.
My rock bottom story: I was always conscious that I come from a "big" family but I didn't want genetics to be an excuse. Someway or another I topped the scale at 275 lbs and said "that's it!". Tired of, hurtng knees; being out of breath at the top of the stairs; having man-boobs etc. So I got to work.... on a bicycle.
I mean literally. I started riding a 10 speed bike to work... 12 miles one way. I'd take the train back home. Eventually felt good enough to ride both ways. Did that for a year [except winter and heavy rain]. Lost 60 lbs! Got into an accident a year ago. Front rim is warped. Hadn't gotten around to fixing it yet. Gained 25 lbs so I had to do something else.
Broke out the workout DVDs. I'm back down 25 lbs and still going for it. my goal is "170 or solid!".
I feel the SAME way! I am engaged as well...and we have been engaged for 2 years. I have been happily eating away and ive gained about 20 pounds in the course of this relationship. I feel so fat and ugly all the time. I cant sleep because of it. I just joined this forum and am hoping to get some motivation and hopes to lose weight. Ramadan wasn't good to me at all. I'm staying up right now thinking about it and wanting to cry so much.
Well, i have to say that today im sooo tired. I had to travel to Cairo for a few days and stay with my mother-in-law. She beleives that i can and should eat everything. Granted ehr food is very very good! I was pleased with myself and can now say that i can fit into those jeans again!!! Ok so i can get them on and done up but hey they are on my body ;p Next goal to make them fit me properly.
@iamsana- I feel your pain. The amount of times i have gone to bed crying and feeling useless about my weight is un heard of. Even when your told not to be silly its kinda hard! Believe me when i say will power is the key. I didnt think i had any untill now. Make that step and you will feel and see the difference.