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#WeightLossWednesday – The Reasons

Welcome to this January’s #WeightLossWednesday, a monthly discussion about losing weight and staying healthy. As I explained last time, I have always been overweight and struggle to lose weight. Before Christmas, I seemed to have my shit together. I found my way into the mindset and stayed there. However, since mid-December and now into the new year, I appear to have misplaced my willpower.

It should be simple, should it not? To stick to five packs a day, with a wide variety of flavours, and drink plenty of water. At the end of the week, this will result in me losing weight and getting the result I want. So why am I struggling so much with it? Why am I finding it so bloody hard to stick to the plan? 

I am calling this week a bit of a practice run. A practice run to help begin the process of losing weight… in fact, it looks like we will be in lockdown for the next six weeks, so plenty of opportunities to make a difference. Saturday will see me taking the photographs and the measurements and getting my head straight into the game.  

It may help to outline my reasons for losing weight. So here they are.

  1. Dating. I’ll be honest; I would like to go on a date in 2021. It would be nice to start meeting other humans for potentially romantic reasons. Losing weight would help me feel more confident to do this. 
  2. Hernia. My hernia is starting to gripe me now, and losing the weight will help me have it repaired more quickly. It’s not going to be until after COVID, but it needs to be done as soon as is humanly possible. 
  3. Health. Yeah, this one does need to appear in here. Shouldn’t health always be a reason? I would love to wake up one morning and know that my foot definitely won’t hurt if I gain a pound or two.

These reasons are things that will keep me going… I need to get going first. 


Beth is a 30-something Mum, History Student and Freelancer. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, and researching her family history.

21 thoughts on “#WeightLossWednesday – The Reasons

  1. Weightloss is so hard. I lost 10 stone in 2012-13. Then in 2015 I passed my driving test, I walked a lot less and it started to creep up. In 2017 I met my now fiance and put a little on and then in 2018 I lost my Mum and the weight piled on.

    I am still smaller than I was in 2012 but I am just not getting this weight off and I have a wedding dress to get in this year (hopefully!!!)

    Good luck and keep at it, I am right there with you x x


    1. Oh yes, I certainly don’t disagree. My mindset has been poor of late… Time to get my backside back into it. πŸ™‚


  2. I struggle so much with losing weight, especially now I am older. Good luck with it, I’d suggest putting a list / quote / photos or something inspiring on your fridge and kitchen cupboards as that always used to stop me when I was tempted by treats!


  3. I am at my biggest ever, and I am not happy about it. I really want to lose some weight but I just love my food so much and it’s hard to exercise as I work on a laptop sitting down all day


  4. I’m in pretty much the same boat as you and I struggle to get the motivation and push to properly do something about it. I have found getting into a routine with exercise has helped me feel better which is a start x


    1. Well done on getting into the swing of an exercise routine… I lost mine as the weather started turning… the school run really helps me exercise. πŸ™‚


  5. Good luck on your weight loss journey ❀️ Well done on establishing an exercise routine! I struggle to lose weight and it is so easy to put it on and show, but hoping to work towards shedding several pounds this year 🀞 Supporting you and wishing you the best! x


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