How are you? Is life well with you? I hope so.
In this blog I will be talking about some of the ways I changed myself from being fat to how I am now and the steps that I took to do this. This journey doesn’t just include my ever decreasing amount of fat but also how I’ve been trying to better myself, as that is an integral intertwined part of my journey. I don’t claim to know everything, I’m just sharing my journey, so far, in the hope that it might inspire some of you to make changes to a healthier and happier you too. I’m also looking forward to hearing about any suggestions you might have for me too – please post them in the comments area at the bottom of the page.
I’ve made a few suggestions that you might like to do or you may not – only you will be able to tell if it’s good for you or not. So please don’t just do the suggestions but ‘check in’ with yourself to see if it’s what you want to do – do be aware though that you could be having resistance to the suggestions as that’s a clever way the ego has of holding us back by saying, like a petulant teenager, that it doesn’t want to do anything. Always check in with yourself.
It is important for me to stress here that I am not a health care professional and this is just my journey. Please do your own research, don’t take my word for it and find out if this is way of being is right for you.
I’ve put each of the steps in sub headings but that doesn’t mean that I did them sequentially. Also I wrote so much info in this blog that I’ve broken it down into three parts that I’ll post a week apart. I wanted to post it all in one blog but it was just too long. So here is section 1 of 3.
There are some links at the end of the blog for things that have helped me along this journey.
My Life Book
My life book has been and still is a phenomenally useful tool as writing all this ‘stuff’ down on paper means my head has more space to think up new things as the old ideas aren’t still bouncing around in there. So this was the start of taking control of my life in a more efficient and effective way.
How is this relevant to losing weight? Doing all this writing helped me focus onto the things that I wanted to do and I was able to get out all the stuff that had been in my head for so long. I was able to see that if I wanted to move on in my life then I needed to look at it all and see if I was living the life that I wanted and if not then I needed to make changes. I also used the book to write down things weight related.
At the top of the page are a collection of photos of me taken from up to three years ago (on the left side) up to present time (right hand side). During my second pregnancy I had eaten a lot of cakes etc and had put on a lot of weight. I might even be pregnant in one of those photos, unfortunately the computer didn’t save the date the photo was taken so I can’t tell for sure, if I am or not. At my biggest I was a size 18 (size 16 in US) and felt uncomfortable in my skin. I am now a size 10/12 and I feel a lot happier and more confident in myself.
I’m really glad that I have some photos to compare myself to. They really show how much I have changed and I think I look so different in all of them. In fact I think I look like a totally different person! With this in mind, I suggest taking a photo of yourself that you can compare yourself to in the future. You can decide the frequency of how often to take a new one.
Some of the reasons why I wanted to loose weight were: I wanted to feel lighter, I actually want to be seen as attractive, I wanted my body to have less fat on it and so on.
Some of the reasons why I didn’t want to loose weight were: if I’m thinner I won’t feel safe, if I loose weight then I won’t be able to eat cakes, I’ll have to buy a new wardrobe and that’ll cost money and so on.
I’m going to leave it there for now as that’s quite enough info. If you want to hear about the next steps that I took to loosing the fat then you could subscribe to this blog by email or you could follow me on Twitter, Facebook, etc where I’ll post the next blog too. I’ll post the next blog in about a week.
Thanks for reading.
Big love to you all,