I guess none of us need reminding that we get just one life on this earth and how important it is to make sure we look after ourselves. 7 Years ago I used to smoke - I saw the light and one day decided that I didn't want to smoke any longer so I just stopped. It wasn't easy - Tobacco is a destructive addictive drug and I fought the usual demons for a very long time - But I won.......... Then the weight began to build over my frame. I have gained 40kg's over that 7 year period. Just under 6 kilograms per year.
2 Months ago I decided enough was enough so I began to watch what I ate - Or rather how much I ate and the quality of the food I was consuming.
I have made many sacrifices and almost have myself off sugar - except for fruit which I won't give up ! I no longer drink soft drink and limit myself to 1 cup of coffee a day. I drink copious amounts of water and I just purchased myself a juicer so our family can enjoy pure fresh vitamins. I am pleased to say that I have kissed goodbye just over 8 kilograms in 10 weeks. So I am heading towards losing 2 years worth of weight gain in the coming weeks.
I am extremely proud of myself and know that I have such a long way to go but just wanted to share with you that it can be done.... Baby steps...... You are totally worth the effort - Remember that.
For me the next little barrier is excercise. I have had 2 knee reconstructions over 20 years ago which have now worn out but I bought a treadmill and try to do a little on it every day. Slowly but surely this weight is coming off !! What about you - Do you have any tips for me or any demons of your own you're trying to battle? A problem shared is a problem halved.
Love and Hugs,