This is me, Christmas Eve 2013. I can't stand up for long and you'd think I'd ran a mile when I walk up stairs. I have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which gives me a similar pain to gallstones, and is only treated by loosing weight. If I don't loose weight and develop diabetes I'll end up with cirrhosis of the liver. Which for some one who doesn't drink often, is pretty awful!
So it was my first weigh in last night, and what I saw on the scales was expected, but not pleasant to see. It's the largest number I'd seen for my weight, that's 22 stone 6 lbs (314lbs for my American readers and 142.43KG for my metric readers)! I'm a size 30 -32 (UK) in tops, and haven't done my measurements yet. But at 5'3" that's a BMI of 55.6! How am I still alive?
Now, that's all behind me. I'm moving forward and WILL NOT see that number on the scales again! The first goal is something which starts with a 1, so 19 stones 13lbs (279lbs, 126.55KG). My menu has been drawn up for the week, shopping list made, and trip to Tesco sill commence in 10 minutes.
Tonight is Diet Coke Chicken, spicy potato wedges with carrots & broccoli. I love this YouTube video on how to make diet coke chicken... So enjoy!