So i never really blog about my weight at all, it can be quite a sensitive subject to me. It was a trip to the doctors recently the made me realise that it was about time i made the effort and looked after myself a little bit more. The photos above weren’t intentionally taken to show the before and after I was just going through some old photos and i didn’t realise what i looked like a few months ago I wanted to write this post as a sort of, if I can try and be a little healthier then anyone can sort of thing. I do often get a group of negative comments on here about my size, this doesn’t bother me, but I in no way condone what is said about my size I would hate for my readers to have to see it.
On the left is a photo of me about may/june time and the one on the right is of me taken two days ago on my birthday. I have never in my life dieted so the thought was a little scary. My problem was always snacking, when i’m bored i snack, when i’m stressed (which is most of the time) I snack, when i’m drawing I snack. So you can imagine the prospect of not snacking made me think I was going to starve to death drama queen alert! So the only way I could do it was to throw myself into eating healthy, i have 5 pieces of fresh fruit a day, 8 pints of water, and I stopped eating chocolate and swapped it for two cubes of dark chocolate a day, I stopped eating crisps and swapped it for nuts and dried fruit. When it came to my meals I just cut down on my portion size and it really made a difference.
I know i am not a size 10 and i doubt i will ever be a size 10 that is no way my aim. Being healthy to me is a lifestyle, you shouldn’t let your weight dictate who you are as a human in anyway. I went from a size 16 down to a size 12 maybe the occasional size 14 if i am wearing my primark jeans, and like i said on twitter the other day I personally haven’t been that slim since I was 17, and what I have realised is it truly doesn’t matter it really doesn’t eating right and being happy is what matters! I really wanted my readers to have the confidence within themselves to love their body if they are slim or a little larger, and if you want to loose weight to do it for the right reasons and not because you think you should be skinner, because that is unhealthy. The main thing I have learn’t from the last month or so is that its ok to admit that your not happy with your body and to do something about it, to find out that i actually have the will power to say no to all the naughty food that aren’t good for me. I am 90% happy with my weight but when i look in the mirror i am 100% happy with what looks back at me, I am no longer ashamed of my body i am happy with my hips and boobs, i know it doesn’t matter about size (i really don’t think it does) but i have learn’t that being healthy is the best way to be.