Hi my lovelies. Hope you've had a nice relaxed weekend.
For me (apart from the Guy Fawkes fireworks!) the weekend was a time of quiet reflection.
Reflection because some of you have commented that I've been looking a little trimmer of late, and I'm so flattered that you've noticed and have taken time to comment on it. It sort of gets me to talk about the elephant in the room. Quite literally!
This elephant has been losing weight. I had a bit of an epiphany at the beginning of summer, a trigger moment, and the rest has fallen into place relatively easily. I was large, now I'm er, less large! I've still got a way to go. And that's fine.
But let's explain this with some visuals.
Saturday night, tucking into yummy pea soup and freshly baked bread.
August on INSTA, HERE
I'm on the road to Finding Mary.
On the blog, back in April 2016.
Mary was lost in this body.
Some of you have expressed an interest in how I've lost weight.
To be honest, your interest in my changing body shape and your sharing of experiences has taken me by surprise. I wasn't quite prepared for feedback. But I hear ya! And I'm pleased to share what I'm going through. So I'm busy putting together notes on what's been going on these past few months.
Qualified dietician I am not! I can't give dieting advice.
But I've realised that losing weight encompasses a whole range of issues other than just food intake.
It's complex and it's different for each of us. It's not just a matter of saying here's what you should be eating, now go off and lose X pounds/kilos. Oh and btw, those kilos won't return either.
There is no quick-fix and there is no one size fits all. All I can do is tell you what's worked for me.
And for me there has to be a trigger, something that connects with my subconscious in order for things to succeed, and succeed for the right reasons. I need a light bulb moment!
Maybe you do too? Does this make any sense?
Caramel cashmere jumper, Madeleine. Black leather skirt, M&S.
Without my trigger moment back in May, I don't think I would have kept on track for five months (FIVE months ? That's a first for me!).
But it's all fallen into place easily, my approach has been simple and easy to manage. It's been light touch.
I've been kind to myself, letting body and mind work in harmony.
And my different approach to eating has become a new way of life. It's sustainable and that's vital - I'm not feeling deprived.
I can share some of the mechanics with you in another post, the how's and the how muches, about how a change in attitude helped me start on the journey of Finding Mary.
Till then, be kind to yourself.
A la perchoine,
I'm not a trained dietician nor am I medically trained at all.
An eating approach that works for me may not work for you.
I share my experiences and offer no guidance or recommendations to others.
Consult your doctor before starting any change in eating habits.