Oh dear... you haven't been eating a big bowl of ice cream because of me, have you?
You're usually so controlled with your eating habits!
Mmhm, it sounds like your hubby knew you were a keeper at an early age.
You hardly sound like the sort of girl who was a bore, or unattractive. He was willing to commit himself at the tender age of 19, to you.
Yet you kept him waiting, haha.
Made him earn it!
Just shave off your hair. a friend of mine has problems with receding hair and he just figured to go bald. It might take a little time to get used to but it doesn't look bad at all once you're used to it. And if it's something in the genepool that affects hairloss, no point in getting upset about it. Good for you losing weight though ! I'm jealous, tell me how ! xD.
My hair has begun thickening again on its own, but kind thanks for the suggestion!
Thankfully it seems to have turned out to be anxiety/stress after all.
Honestly, I mainly lost the weight through what would be called a calorie-controlled diet: I limited my calorie intake to 1000 calories or less a day, and then stuck to it. Sometimes even less than 800 I could manage a day on it. That meant I had to cut out all the fatty fast foods I adored (except on Fridays, which was my cheat day).
I'd cut out chocolate and everything like that too. I also limited myself to 2 meals a day so that meant every meal had to count! It made me become the sort of person who would study the calorie, protein, salt and sugar content of everything before I considered eating it. If the meals didn't contain enough protein and whatever in it then I'd look for something else that did. Cutting down on sugary drinks was also something I think helped a lot. For months I stuck to it, even though I craved the foods I loved... I craved chocolate too, badly some nights.
But losing the weight was more important and, as the days went by, I'd lose 1 or 2 lbs a week. Over months I could see the progress and that too was a massive boost which encouraged me to battle on! Then my clothes began to become too big for me; I went down 4 inches across my waist. Now I can wear clothes I hadn't been able to wear for 10 years. Fitting into old jackets I'd loved which had sat languishing in my wardrobe was a massive, massive feel good moment. Jackets I couldn't button up fitting me nicely was a real 'wow, look at this!' buzz! I'd even go off to show my sister!
The key is persistence, perseverance, and telling yourself that the end goal is better than any momentary 'buzz' from fatty foods, extra meals, or snacks like chocolate. Aye, I did trip up sometimes don't get me wrong - some nights I'd eat a couple of bars of chocolate or I'd eat fast food. Then at weigh-in time that week I'd lose no weight and be upset at myself. Its a true saying... you cannot cheat the scales. The only person you end up cheating is yourself!
One thing I couldn't do was a lot of exercise; I have muscle and knee issues which prevent me playing sports like soccer or intensive jogging. So, I focused primarily on my intake of calories rather than burning off the calories. Usually I'd do light exercise like going up and down our house stairs every day for a certain length of time, or go for a walk. Some people told me my method of dieting was doomed to fail because if its not 'proper' exercise then I'd either plateau at my old weight or I'd yo-yo diet unless I joined a gym or something... well, shows what they know, heh.
The knock on benefits were worth it too; I no longer sweat when active, I no longer get leg pains like I used to from carrying the excess weight. I am no longer so down on myself that i won't allow anyone to take a photograph of me. And my girlfriend seems to appreciate the end results too!
In fact she's going to get me started on Yoga the next time I come to stay.