Hello readers! I am genuinely delighted and humbled that you have stumbled upon my blog.
This is my very first entry, so I suppose I had better start off with an introduction.
My name is Nicola, and I am a food-aholic. I am also a couch-aholic. For these reasons, I have ended up in my current situation: overweight and very unhappy about it.
As at 6.45 on this chilly Winter morning, I weighed 174.6lbs. I am 5’6” tall. This means my BMI is 28, meaning I am medically overweight. In fact, I am only 11.4 lbs away from being 186 lbs, which at my height would make be OBESE. Isn’t that awful? And the fact that I have gained 6 lbs in the last WEEK alone * means that, without intervention, I could potentially be saying hello to obesity imminently.
So, I am calling a stop to all of this as of today. Monday 13 June, 2011 is the day things all change. Time to lose weight and sort out my life. I am only 26. If I can’t have a hot and healthy body now, when can I ever? If I don’t stop heading down the path I am currently on, would I end up living my life as an overweight/obese person for the rest of my (shortened) life, never really reaching my potential?
This blog will force me to be accountable to the world. No more half-assed dieting and exercise. As well as keeping a log of my progress here, I will document how I am going about losing the weight (as well as improving my life in general), how I gained the weight in the first place, what’s working/not working for me and other weight loss ramblings. Plus, to lighten (excuse the pun) the moon, I have a huge interest in all things beauty-related, so I will also intersperse my weight loss babblings with posts on beauty and other things of interest to me.
I hereby commit to posting weekly weight updates, and fortnightly progress pictures. My starting stats and pictures will be posted later on today. Brace yourself… it ain’t pretty.
* In my (feeble) defence, I have been away on holiday in Bali for the last 7 days. Anyone who has been there can testify the vast variety of delicious (and cheap) food and drink on offer. It is a glutton’s paradise. For example, I was eating fried rice for breakfast every morning. Breakfast! I tried to justify it as saying I was participating in a cultural experience (it’s what the locals breakfast upon), but really, I was just revelling in this once-in-a-lifetime chance to get a head start on my daily pigging-out sessions. E7NDAWA4ECAS