Sooooo, I have been on the missing list since March, but I am easing myself back into blogging with a quick weightloss update post. Let me start off by telling you why I decided to lose weight and what eventually spurred me on and kept me on track. Last November our little family (that's actually quite big) was dealt a blow, I won't go into details but since then it seems life put on a pair of boxing gloves is punching me in the face repeatedly, one thing after the other going wrong, I felt like I had no control over my life and my self esteem hit an all time low. I'm not yet prepared to make public how much I weighed at my heaviest but it reached sky high, and I thought "Fuck it, losing weight may be the only thing I can control in my life" so I gave it a go.
Giving Up Sugar
Last February I started off by cutting sugar from my diet, not completely though, I still indulge on my cheat day which is normally at the weekend.Giving up sugar and carbs is the easiest way for me to control my diet. I find if I eat carbs or anything like that early in the day then I spend the rest of the day STARVING, UNFILLABLE and CRAVING all the bad things. It was hard at first but I soon got used to clean eating.
What I Do Eat
I am often asked If I don't eat bread, or potatoes, rice or pasta, then what is it that I do eat. Well, I eat a lot of protein and healthy fats and I really go to town on the veg and salad. I eat a very small amount of fruit as I find the sugar in fruits sometimes inhibits my weight loss, I had to do some experimenting with fruit and I found berries every now and again didn't do any harm.
At the start I didn't really go overboard with the exercise, If you follow me on Instagram (Not_Just_Inside) you'll see I love walking along the coast, I measured it to be 5k long and I would go 2 or 3 times a week. Now on top of that I have joined a gym. I really love it and I find it quite addictive. I normally do around 45 mins cardio and I'm getting to grips with free weights as well as weight machines. Overall I am way more active and go out regularly with the kids playing and exploring, before I would rarely leave my house and if I did I would hide in my car at the school gates.
Well I reckon I will be writing a bit more about my weight loss journey, I hope to go a bit more in depth, sharing recipes and other discovery's that have been working for me. I still have a lot of weight to lose and I am hoping the blog will keep me on track.
That's it for now.
Stay tuned for further updates.
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