I'm 48 and weigh less now than when I was a teenager
And whilst I am pleased in one way, I do sometimes worry about whether there is anything sinister going on!
I'm 48 years old, a lawyer and a mother of three boys, one of whom has severe autism, so my life is quite busy and sometimes a bit stressful.
I do eat pretty healthily and about 3.5 years ago I started to make a serious effort to increase the amount of exercise I do. I started walking to work (just under five miles, about 7.7 km) 3 - 4 times a week, and making sure I was walking fast, doing the distance in just over one hour. I also started doing Pilates 1 - 2 times a week.
Last September I decided that I felt fit enough to add in some running as well as fast walking, so have done a steadily increasing amount of running since then, so that for the last six months I have been doing over 100 km of running and fast walking (combined) each month, plus quite a bit of Pilates.
So far so good BUT I now find that my weight is hovering around the 126 lbs mark (I am 5 ft 5 ins) which is certainly not underweight but is the lightest I have ever been since I was about 14 years old! At one stage I am sure I was over 140 lbs (I used to not weigh myself as I was so embarrassed about how fat I was).
Is it really possible that it is just doing more exercise that has brought about this weight loss? I eat really healthily and I don't count calories - the only thing I do do is try and avoid bad carbs, especially bread, as they give me really bad energy dip a couple of hours after eating.
Thanks for reading!