Wednesday, 19 July 2017

One year later...

For those who followed my old blog, there is a high chance you read about my lifestyle change I made a year ago. In fact, it was a year ago today!

I never thought making a lifestyle change would bring out so much positive in my life! Not only do I look at food in a different way, I took better control of my health and well being! On top of all that, my sense of self worth has increased and the icing on the cake, I went down six sizes! I lost close to 40 pounds. I would like to lose another 10-15 more pounds but that is just vanity weight, to be honest. I am happy with where I am and I do not plan on going back to my old bad habits.

What lit the fire under my ass to begin this crazy journey was a photo of me. I took one long look at it and thought "holy shit! I got fat!" I weighed myself and my worst fears were confirmed. I was always a very petite woman and seeing my weight was only confirmation that I needed to change things. I was living a very unhealthy lifestyle that consisted of minimal exercise and poor eating habits. As a parent,this concerned me. What kind of example was I setting?  I knew I had to do something and I did!

On the left is a photo of me, taken July 19, 2016 and next to it, is the photo of me in the same outfit taken today, July 19,2017

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9 comments:

  1. Wow you look amazing! 🤗 I'm so happy for you ☺

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  2. Congrats! 40 lbs of weight loss is amazing and difficult to do!

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    1. Thank you, it was no easy task but so worth it!

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  3. You look great! Thanks for sharing your story. :) So few people like to discuss weight gain and loss, especially amongst women, maybe we're afraid that we sound whiny or helpless? I gained weight following my hysterectomy and it took a serious toll on my feelings of self worth. I always promote body positivity and self love but for whatever reason I never extend this kind of support to myself. The truth is, everyone has their limit. We can say it's okay to be plus size or stick thin, but it's more about how comfortable you are in your own skin. If you're okay with being bigger all the power to you, but if you're not then diet and exercise can make serious changes. I started eating way healthier, especially when my hair began to fall out. I eat more protein, fresh veg and fruits than ever before and I can see the improvement. I've got baby hairs growing back in and I fit in some of my old clothes. It's still a few more pounds before I hit my goal but I have faith I can get there! XD

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    1. Oh my! I wish you the best of luck. I am so happy to hear you are taking care of yourself and you feel better. I can only imagine what it would be like to start losing hair! I think a lot of women don't like discussing gain or loss because of the whole fat or skinny shaming thing going on. My intention is never to fat shame anyone. I, personally, have a huge problem with the whole body positivity movement because in a lot of ways, it does promote an unhealthy lifestyle. Yes, women come in all shapes and sizes. We are human beings and should not be fit into little boxes. Some women maybe plus sized and super healthy. They eat well, go to the gym, etc just the same with a skinny girl. It doesn't automatically mean they have an eating disorder. I think women are afraid to discuss this openly in fear of judgment.

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  4. Congratulations, you look amazing!

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