Hiya my name is Peet. I am 32 years old and a sad 29 stone.
I have always struggled with my weight but i have now adopted a phrase to help me push through, " NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAM".
At my worst , a few months ago i was smoking 20 cigs per day, was depressed and extremely miserable. I had a stress related breakdown and i knew it is now time to act on my situation.
I stopped smoking 2 months ago and that alone has picked up my spirit and lifted my enthusiasm. To get this weight off and be the 'normal' person everyone else takes for granted.
My depression grew further when I lost the ability to work due to my weight. I became almost housebound. People would watch me in the street which made me feel really uncomfortable and anxious. :(
"I will never give up" I see every hurdle as a new step towards my goal. Being 'normal' can't be too much to ask for in life and I am determined to find my happy place.
I go to the gym at least 3 times per week, I cycle every day and I'm on a strict low carb diet. I am open to any suggestions and advice if anyone reading this has any.
On occassions I have pushed myself too far and consiquently suffered for a couple of days afterwards. But I will never give up. I want to include swimming into my regime but I am not ready to attend a pool until I start to lose some weight and gain a little self confidence.
The road I now travel will have lots of ups and downs, twists and turns and is very long. I am so happy to have this site so I can ask you guys for the help I desperately need. Aside from general costs of gym fees, bike maintainance etc. the biggest cost will be the surgery. I need to remove all the excess skin that will be left after the weight loss. This is not a cheap venture and i've been advised it could be in excess of £30.000.
To show you all my sincere appreciation for your support, I have devised a "reward" system so you can follow my progress from start to finish should you choose to.
Every single penny and every piece of advice is a huge help to my daily expenses and keeping my moral high. The light at the end of this long tunnel will become more visable each day.
Without you lovely people this project of my life is a non starter.
I want to say in advance a huge thank you to all my donors for your kindness, generosity and support. :)