I am obese. There is little point in running away from this fact. I feel it is time to start phase two of my weight loss journey. BritMums Live was a bit of a milestone for me and it was kind of people to say I was looking “svelte” “gorgeous” and “amazing” but there is a long way to go. I guess the next milestone can usefully be the BritMums Christmas party.
On a positive note, I am now only obese whereas when I started this journey, I was very obese. I look forward to being overweight first and then to hit that dizzy day when I am a healthy weight.
Today I am revisiting my own tips from the first part of my journey.
1. Make a real commitment to your healthy eating.
From November to April, I made such a great commitment. A break way messed up my meal planning and I have relaxed a little too much in the run up to July. It is time to commit again.
2. Find someone who has lost weight to inspire you.
I can inspire myself. I have lost a lot of weight. I can and will finish the journey.
3, Accept that you may well be on a long journey and visualize the amazing destination.
It is a long journey but I am about halfway there. I need to celebrate that and then look forward to seeing that destination in sharp focus.
4. Accept that you are already gorgeous inside and that the outside will soon reflect that too.
Huge thanks to those who gave such generous compliments online and at BritMums Live. You really gave me such a confidence boost. I am not used to perceiving myself as attractive but if I can see the beauty in others, I need to do that for me too.
5. Reach out for support.
Support is vital to me. I need that army of supporters spurring me on. I see the changes in my behaviour when my support system gets quieter. I can be proactive and ask for that support.
6. Don’t stress the blips
I did not reach my target weight for BritMums Live. So what? Today is another day and the future is bright.
7. Choose foods that you enjoy
I am going to do a big Internet shop and fill the basket with healthy foods that I enjoy.
8. Get real about the health risks you are taking
This one speaks for itself and I need to get a new blood check.
9. Get real about the size of the problem.
I still have a lot of stones to shift. I am obese. I must look that way too. I have work left to do.
10. Celebrate every baby step
I got into a dress that I bought about 3 years ago in the hope one day I would wear it to BritMums Live. It was labelled size 14. I am not claiming to be size 14 but I managed to wear that dress on the Saturday. That is a baby step in the right direction and this photo shows that very dress.
I will listen to my Slimpod and keep doing what I am doing. It is working.