Sunday, 23 April 2017

Facing Reality and Planning for My Future #SlimmingSunday

I love this picture. This was taken at BritMums in 2015 and I'm around the same size then as I am now
but we are lying down and it seems to be pretty flattering. This is how I'd like to see myself every day!

Morning friends, how are you this week?

I'm really loving reading the posts that you are linking up each week. It isn't easy starting a new linky to be honest and in this day and age everything seems to be judged on numbers and popularity and by traditional standards 2 - 6 people linking up to #SlimmingSunday in a week wouldn't necessarily be considered a linky success but I think it is a success.

You know why? Because you are helping me to stay focused on the goal. I seriously need to lose weight, not just for my vanity or my mental health but for my physical health too. I have so many aliments that are exasperated by my size and they will only get worse as I age but I don't seem to be taking them anywhere near as seriously as I should.  By being accountable and having to report in here each week I have to stay focused and whilst I have not been perfect with my eating, I have been so much better than if I wasn't being accountable with anyone. The good news is that I am continuing to take tons of steps and having a good nights sleep.


I don't know what my current weight is. I'm due to weigh in tomorrow night at my Fit Club so I'll report in once I know. If I'm honest I don't think it will be any less than last time I weighed as I haven't really being making a conscious effort to eat in a manner that ensures I lose weight. I seem to be one of those unfortunate people that eating three healthy meals a day isn't enough to shift the weight, I have to go all out and eat boring and minimal. The thought of doing that forever makes me quite sad as I adore food and it is my favourite way to enjoy time with my husband and friends. My way to celebrate, my way to relax and of course I also turn to it in tougher times too.

I've been doing so much work over the last few years on my emotional health to try and uncover the causes of my warped relationship with food and what I have learnt is that it will be a lifelong journey for me. There is no overnight or permanent cure for my disordered eating. I've also learnt that as much as I love food, life isn't fair and I would rather be alive and well enough to enjoy time with my children than eat whatever I fancy.

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So that is the line. The line drawn in the sand, the one that denotes change. The one that shows I realise I have to change. I cannot continue like this.

Small steps at a time and creating habits for a lifetime. I feel fraudulent for writing that as I've said and thought it so many times but I have to believe in myself and know that I can do this with God's help.

This weeks small steps -

  • 7 hours sleep every night
  • a glass of water before each meal
  • 3 meals and 3 snacks a day to ensure I do not get too hungry and then turn to bad options
  • No cake. This seems to be my nemesis at the moment!
Thanks so much for reading and standing by me. Even when I get fed up with my own witterings about my weight! Be blessed this week. Mich x


How to Join in

Slimming Sunday is a weekly linky hosted by Mich at Mummy from the Heart and Emma at Life According to Mrs Shilts. The posts go live at 7am every Sunday morning and you are most welcome to join in with any slimming/ weight loss/ exercise/ healthy recipe type post. Join as little or as often as you like. No pressure!

1)  Write or link up an existing post about diet/ slimming/ healthy eating/ exercise or anything related to these topics.

By linking up you'll receive a weekly email reminder about Slimming Sunday, of course there will be an unsubscribe button on every email so you can opt out any time but lots of people have been asking me for a reminder.

2)  Grab the badge or add a text link to either Emma or I (or both if you are feeling super generous)

3)  Go share the love. Please comment on both Emma and my posts and also at least one other but it would be great if you feel you could comment on a few more. I'm sure you'll feel the love back if you do.

Emma and I will come and visit you too and tweet out your links. Feel free to tag us with #SlimmingSunday, @michelletwinmum and @mrsshilts and we'll give you an RT.

I can't wait to read your post. Have a fabulous week, Mich x


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