If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, then you ¬†know I’ve struggled with my weight since birth practically. Several years ago I used common sense, counted calories, exercised and lost a lot of weight.

And then I gained it all back.

Then once again I tried, lost some of it, but not all.

And then I gained it all back plus a bit more.

I am currently at the highest weight I’ve ever known myself to be at. There were YEARS in my life where I didn’t step on a scale so I do feel that I have weighed more than I currently do in the past. Just based on clothing size, and how I feel. Now being 40, with an underactive thryoid and on anti-psychotic medication, losing weight has become something impossible. I can watch my husband eat and gain weight. No matter what I do it seems that I just can’t lose weight. I’ve really given up. And I’m miserable about it.

A friend on my Facebook who faces a lot of the same issues that I face. Not just mental health issues but physical health issues as well started a “diet” known as the Banting Diet. After doing a ton of research, and also following her progress, I decided to give it a go.

Today is day one. I’m feeling like this is my last chance. I have to make this work. I’m looking at this more of a lifestyle change. This is how I will eat for the rest of my life. For me, it’s very sustainable long term. I really want to make this work. I really need to make this work. Being the weight I am is very depressing. I’ve done so much to remake my life. I’ve worked so hard at all other aspects of my life. I really need to focus on this so that I can be 100% happy with the person I am today.