Return to the 1940’s – Day 1 (August 5, 2009)
First weigh in – First photos
Taken the other day at the boat festival – the chair was very brave putting up with my bottom!
Start Weight = 315 lbs ( 22 st 7 lbs )
Three years ago I attempted to live on WWII wartime rations for one year in the hope that I’d lose a substantial amount of weight and become a healthier person. This wasn’t the ONLY reason- it just so happens that this is one of those periods of time, domestically, that intrigues me… I managed to stick to rationing for 4 months (100%) and lost 57lbs…
Life has changed for me.. In January 2009 my life changed and now it’s just the children and I at home together. I feel a great responsibility towards my family now, I feel that by remaining fat I am shortening the quality time I have left to see my children and something needs to be done about it…
I have so missed living on the 1940’s diet so have decided to return to it and attempt, finally, to remove the 150 lbs accumulated since the birth of my first daughter in 1989. But this time it’s not just about losing weight and I’ll explain as the blog progresses.
Carolyn Ekins (Hyland)