Tiz Blogger Butt Saturday again.
This week I’ve been living in the light of my Blogger Butt Bazinga moments from my last post which you can read here if you want to. I have dieted off and on for about twenty five years now and lost serious weight four or five times but never managed to keep that weight off. In fact my weight has blossomed with age and especially the past seven years since I became mummy. (Comfort eating has gotten me through a lot of sleepless weeks and months - for which I guess I'm grateful.) As I a said before each time I've lost weight I've ended up putting it all back on and adding some extra. (dieting just doesn't work for me.)
I guess something deep inside me has never been able to give up the pleasure and comfort I found in eating.
(Sorry can't resist the bottom humour)
Something has changed.
I’ve started to enjoy allowing my body to feel hungry and empty (for just a little while.)
I’ve started to choose healthy fresh foods without thinking about it.
I no longer feel guilty when I do choose to eat so called 'naughty' food
I’ve begun to trust my body that it will tell me when it’s ready to eat again.
I’ve joined the gym again and remember I love to move.
(My Wii fitting skills are becoming the stuff of legends!)
I’m feeling healthy and more energised than I have in about seven years.
I’ve lost more weight this week and it hasn’t even been hard! (About 3kg all up now)
It’s very early days and I realise this weight loss without effort might not get me down the entire 20 kg I want to lose – but I’m stoked (to be totally Aussie about it) about the mental and emotional changes that have taken place in my life in the past few weeks.
So how has your week been? If you’re getting into shape in whatever way works for you consider joining in with Naomi and Michelle's Blogger Butt Challenge and sharing with us your progress.