As a woman in her 30’s losing weight comes with an amazing boost of self-confidence, gratification and self-worth.

But it also comes with a multitude of bodily changes.

This is exactly what’s happening to me, as sad as it may seem, I’ve never felt more feminine in my entire life!

We’re not a silly bunch, we all know obesity can lead to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancer. One method that can help a person lose weight is to limit the number of calories taken in through their diet. The other way is to burn extra calories with exercise

But, with only ten pounds of weight loss can lower cholesterol by more than 10%. Blood pressure measures the pressure on your artery walls, so if you have plaque build-up in your arteries, your blood pressure will be high. … Losing 10 pounds will decrease your blood pressure, protecting your heart and kidneys.

A healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “programme”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in habits, behaviours and attitudes and maintaining weight for life, WHICH IS WHY I LOVE THE Motivation Weight Management plan.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s not a DIET, it’s a lifestyle change.

So back to me, I’ve lost over 30lb of fat from my body since beginning Motivation Weight Management 9 weeks ago, and I honestly have never in my life felt better – well apart from the gall stone issue, but in time that will be sorted.

For example, before starting on my Journey with Motivation Weight Management, my cycle was completely irregular – this is the norm for PCOS patients, however losing weight helps to regulate everything in your hormones thus regulating your cycle and helping your reproductive organs to get to a balance.

With PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome to give it it’s correct name, I’m now very aware of how my weight has contributed to the condition. More importantly, I understand what’s has been happening to me – PCOS has prevented my ovaries from producing the necessary hormones to stimulate the eggs to both mature and be released. In addition, PCOS causes an over production of the hormone insulin which in turn leads to the release of an excess of male hormones called androgens, Higher than normal androgen levels in women can prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulation) during each menstrual cycle.

Most women in my situation with PCOS find it impossible to lose a good amount of weight not because we over eat, but more so because we eat the wrong things – our body craves sugary things on a constant basis due to the insulin resistance which is exactly why we pile on the weight so fast.

But using the Motivation Weight Management protein bars and treats I’ve managed to keep those sugar cravings at bay, don’t get me wrong, I still crave them, but I now know I don’t “need” them.

This week I’m setting myself a challenge.

Starting today I’m going to Aim for 10,000 steps a day for the week to see how my increased exercise helps my weight loss.

Blog Post by Joanne Delaney