I feel like I’ve become a little unattached to my blog in recent months, and for that I’m sorry. I’ve been trying to figure out why something had changed, I wasn’t finding it fun anymore and above everything else that I do (apart from my family) I found my blog an outlet like no other I’ve ever had and a place I could be myself. I think I’ve been treating it just as work and not sharing anything personal, and that’s going to change from now. I’ll still be sharing the travel stories, my interior loves and a little of my family time too, but I’m going to be sharing some more personal stuff. Stuff I feel really awkward talking about, but I think I need to.
So life lately….
I’ve had a battle with my weight for the last two years, probably much longer if I’m honest and I really haven’t been comfortable or confident in my own skin for a long time. Earlier in the year (February I think) I signed up for The Body Coach, and though the exercise was hard, I absolutely loved it. The diet however was hideous, I think if you are a vegetarian or pescatarian I couldn’t recommend this diet as its so restrictive. Coupled with the fact I felt so sick with the extra protein I was taking. OMG that protein powder made me ill! After a month, I decided to take a couple of weeks off, and restart, but, well I think I just couldn’t get my head around not eating the things that I love, and a diet that seemed to consist of feta cheese, eggs and midget trees (yup he calls them that) just wasn’t for me. Those protein pancakes though were the bomb, even though half an hour later I felt crazy sick. Urgh!
France – Last Week
So fast forward to April, and a hell of a lot bad eating and I’d put back on the 8 lbs I’d lost and felt so fed up. Was I ever going to find something that worked for me? I’d increased the amount of exercise I’d been doing and I felt better for doing it. I needed to figure out a diet that worked for me. Well I’m not saying I have, as its early days but I’m feeling much more positive. I’ve been doing a bit of reading, and looking more carefully at what I do wrong, and I think a lot of my problems are self sabotage, a sweet addiction and portion control. Well to cut a long story short, I’ve joined Weight Watchers, set myself a goal of loosing 1 stone 9lbs and started carefully tracking my food.
I’ve also found a great book that really has resonated with my by Amelia Freer, which I’ll be using too. Its more about long-lasting lifestyle changes, shifting your mindset and tackling common ‘trip hazards’. I think like most people who want to loose weight I need to be more mindful day to day.
So I’m going to share some of my journey with you, maybe a few recipes that I pick up on the way so watch this space!