Hi Beautifuls!I've always struggled with my weight and to top it off, I'm kinda lazy; there I admit it. I would much rather go shopping than go to the gym, watch a movie instead of taking a walk. Whenever I tried dieting, it never seemed to work. Sure I would lose some weight, but in the long run those extra pounds always found their way back to my stomach, thighs, face, etc etc. It didn't really occur to me how noticeable my weight loss was until a lot of friends started complimenting on how great I looked. Many asked what crazy diet I was on and I promise, none. Those never work anyway. Changing my eating habits was the key and I've never been more delighted!
My healthier diet included switching from white bread to brown bread, carbs for protein (of course I still eat rice, pasta, etc, but just in smaller portions and less regularly), fizzy drinks for fruit juices and water, and definitely more veggies and greens. I do still love the occasional burger, ice cream and fries, but I tend to keep those for the weekend only as a treat depending on how good I've been throughout the week. These are the results so far:
|Ignore the photos quality; these were all taken on my Iphone.|
Now, I can't really tell you how many pounds, kilos or stones I've lost because...well, I don't know. The scale has never been very kind to me, so I stopped using one years ago. But what I do know is that I have gone from a top size 10 to size 8 and I no longer need to squeeze into my size 10 jeans (I actually need to wear belts now to keep them from falling down). Feeling happier and more comfortable in my clothes shows improvement and that is enough for me.
Being more active is still a challenge (didn't I tell you I was lazy?) but I can see from these photos how far I have come and now it's about keeping those pounds off. With determination, exercise and a healthy diet, a healthier lifestyle is something we can all achieve and that's what I'm after on this ongoing journey.