weight loss

Things are not always how they look

About ten years ago, when I was at my fattest, I really enjoyed life. I meanĀ really. I socialised a lot, I had confidence in myself and I felt strong. I didn’t mind having my picture taken, I pretty much did whatever I wanted to do and I was happy. I wore what I wanted to wear and I would always look at myself in the mirror and think “Yeah, you look pretty good.”

Now, ten years later andĀ 49lbs lighter, I am a completely different person. I can’t quite remember when my moment of realisation (more…)

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No Quick Fix!

You have to work hard for your reward. This is a lesson I wish I had learnt earlier on in my life, perhaps before I went to Uni. That might have helped. Ultimately, there is no long lasting quick fix to anything. You know that time when you used a bit of Blu-Tack to keep the loo roll on the holder? Or when you used insulating tape around the worn out cable of the iron to keep it usable? Yea? didn’t last long did it. These are clearly just minor examples of when we (or maybe just me then) tried the ‘quick fix’, but we should put this into perspective in the entirety of our lives.

Some may be able to instantly recognise some quick fixes they (more…)

Be You – Because no one can do it better.

When I was a kid I wanted to be C.J. Parker. You know, Pamela Anderson’s character in Baywatch. I was twelve years old and the only reason I can think of is because she got to spend all day on the beach, and she got to hang around with Hobie, who I had a bit of a crush on.

I also wanted to be Jet from Gladiators because she was a beast on those hanging rings!

Jet Gladiators
I wanted to be Kelly Kapowski because Zack Morris (more…)

Food is Not Your Enemy

Food. We all have different relationships with it. Some relationships need a little help, some need a lot, and some, well they need to split up and start all over again. This may seem a bit drastic but fortunately, once you have done it, the rebuilding process can be pretty, well…yummy.

I needed to split up with food and find a whole new relationship. (more…)