Getting started- my weight loss story

Ah here is my weight loss story about getting started…

My whole life, I’ve been chubby. Okay, who am I kidding? I’ve been overweight. ‘Obese’ My weight is serious enough issue that I considered weight loss surgery but how would that help?


I’m going to share with you everything that I go through on my journey to getting into shape and losing weight. 

I have never been athletic and I love eating—not a very good combination, obviously. Most of my life I have been overweight and battled with my weight. 

I started my journey few weeks ago which didn’t go well. I was still ill from my gallbladder surgery (still not 100% and no confirmation to whats causing the pain) and I was really busy. Basically, Life (excuses) got in the way:  too tired, too busy, too stressed, got things to do, need to work instead of exercising. 

I’m feeling motivated!

This is one of those times, when I am feeling it. I am motivated to get back into things so I faced the scales today. It wasn’t great. The machine kept saying error and for a moment I thought I broke the machine – thankfully I didn’t. It The number of the scales – WOW! Am I really that Big? I literally burst into tears. I can’t believe I have let myself get this big. This is literally the biggest I have ever been.

I will never be this weight again…

I literally will never be this weight again. If this isn’t the time to change my lifestyle, focus on what im eating and working on my fitness then it never will be. If I carry on the way I was going then I will most certainly put myself in an early grave – not great!

 I have took all my measurements which are as below:

Waist – 55 inches, Bum 56 Inches, Thigh 30 Inches, Arms 17 Inches and Chest 51 Inches. 

I then took before pictures which I will look back on and be proud of what I’ve achieved. These images are awful. I suppose we all have to start somewhere right?


I am going to take my pictures and measurements every month. This will allow me to reflect on the changes and my achievements so far. I will post them in my blogs over the upcoming year.

Is there a particular healthy eating plan do I want to follow? Do I live on salad? Do I want to count calories?  What about Macros? What about Juices? 

It doesn’t need to be complicated.  You might want to do something a simple as cleaning up your food or cutting down on portions.  I am going to follow the slimming world plan about food optimising and limit my portion control. I am going to cut completely takeaways as they seem to my biggest downfall and cook all my meals from fresh myself. 

Bring on my first week…

If you have any similar experiences then please comment below. 


My Vlog can be found here.




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  1. Well done for taking the first step. Good luck on your journey. You’ll smash this. Very brace woman for posting all pictures, still beautiful. Will subscribe as your site is great, I’m going to get back on my diet

  2. So excited to follow your journey think you will smash it. I think you are going about it exactly the right way too all the measurements and photos are what I wish I had from the start of my own journey. Good luck and I look forward to reading and seeing your progress xx

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I wanted to take recordings including photos as well as measurements so I can look back and know I’ve accomplished something for me. I’ve started Vlogginf now too, search nattsjourney on YouTube to view my videos ☺

  3. Woo hoo, Natalie! So brave of you to put yourself out there on your weight loss journey. The best weight loss advice I’ve ever heard came from Dr Laura and it’s simply “Eat less and move more” You’re right, it doesn’t have to be complicated! x

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