Why hello there, my dear chums!
Have you stumbled here out of curiosity about what ‘Fit Fighting’ is or are you on your own fitness journey, and looking for some support? Either way, it’s an absolute thrill to see you venture to this little corner of Crumbs and Corkscrews.
Now let me bring you up to speed…
I’m short and round. I never really was until I hit about 18 and had a long term boyfriend, cue eating out… lots of eating out and taking my 8st, size 10 body for granted. Fast forward 8 years when we split up and my 14st, size 18 body. Now let’s get one thing straight, I’ve never once been ashamed of my body, I love it however it is, but I am short, I’m asthmatic and I love my food. Loosing weight for me is a health thing rather than a “self-yuckiness, cannot look in the mirror” sort of thing.
Anyway, the 14st me post break-up decided to get my health back in shape, getting wheezy just going up a flight of stairs is not good. And I got back to a 10st, size 12 body, and running up the stairs, no wheezing. Then I met my-now husband, you know the story – eating out lots of it, especially as we were counties apart in the week, and only saw each other at the weekend. Guess where I ended back up at?! Ian is tall, slim and has a metabolic rate I would die for.
So we fell in love (awww), Ian proposed, we got married and I lost 3.5st in time for my wedding and my dress was a size 12; with the best bit I felt healthy again, I was running, swimming, cycling, weight-lifting; you name it, the fitness bug I had really caught.
Post honeymoon and post-martial bliss and thinking I knew exactly what I needed to do and could just eat but counteract it with some exercise; the weight has crept back on. In all honesty I know I’ve cheated myself, that exercise hasn’t been quite as often and those portion sizes are the same as Ian’s again… Complacency! I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m back up to 13st 2.5lb, size 16. There I’ve said it in the open!
Well I’m back on track, and back to fit fighting. There are things I want to do that I need to be healthy for, and I have a whole wardrobe of clothes I brought last year that I’d like to wear again, and I do want to feel as amazing as I did for my wedding. I still love me as I am now but…
I’m hoping that each week I’ll be putting up a blog post and recipes as and when, amongst my regular posts. I’ll be adding a thumbnail index below so if you’re not interested in the other things on Crumbs and Corkscrews, you can just click directly to what you would like to read, but have a nose around, you might like it.
So there you have it, this is my WW Journey!
2014… So last year!
For more fit fighting friendly recipes with the Weight Watchers propoints worked out, head on over to Ian’s blog, Bubbleless.