20 week weigh-in 

So today was my 20 week weigh-in.

It’s been a long 20 weeks and I’ve given up a lot. I’ve given up macdonalds, I’ve given up sugar, and I’ve given up money. It’s certainly costly losing weight, having to continuously buy clothes that fit and spending more money on healthy options. 

But I’ll tell you what I’ve gained. 

Accomplishment. 

Recognition.

Respect.

Today my weigh-in reveals the most dramatic change I’ve had to my lifestyle since I first gained all this weight. 

I’ve lost 28kg, or 62.8lbs, but what am I most proud of?    
Absolutely this. 

On the 29th April I was classified as morbidly obese. That’s when my journey began. 

4 and a half months later I am now classified as overweight. 

I am so super proud of how far I’ve come and I know that anyone who is struggling can do it too. 

I’ll keep pushing it until I’m at an ideal weight. Wish me luck! 

Henrietta x

How to keep motivated

I’m not going to lie, I really hesitated to post this but I wanted to show everyone how I keep motivated. My 20th post had to be a special one. 

4 months ago I was diagnosed with type two diabetes, weighing 115.6kg (255 lbs) – a BMI of 40 (my god, that means I was morbidly obese!) 

Today I weigh in at 91.6kg (202 lbs) – almost four stone lighter and feeling a lot healthier for it. I’m still, unfortunately, obese technically, but I am 5.5kg (12 lbs) away from being just plain overweight. 

I know not many people pride themselves on being overweight, but if I could get out of the obese category and into the overweight category in the near future I would be delighted. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t considered obese.


I’m aiming to weigh 60-65 kg (132-143 lbs) before I’m happy with being a healthy weight. Based on my height I need to weigh between 54-73kg to have a healthy BMI. 

My then and now photos are how I keep motivated. I have to say I’m not too sure of the difference other than the fact that I know my face is a lot slimmer, but I’m looking forward to noticing the difference in my appearance myself. The strange thing is that I haven’t noticed yet – when I look in the mirror I’m not too sure I can see a difference which is why these photos remind me it’s doing something. 

Keep going everyone, even if you’re sure it’s not making a difference. It is, it’s just takes time to see it. 

Henrietta x

(And please – no hate on the photos).