16 September 2010

This week saw the start of my healthy lifestyle change.

Over the past couple of years I have added a significant and really unhealthy amount of kilos to my body and know that the biggest reason has been emotional eating, due to some rather extreme life experiences.

It would be lovely to be able to just wish the weight away in one light puff as you do with dandelion seeds but we all know the reality is to put in the work.

For me this will be 'the usual'... increasing my water intake [I'm hearing some great things about green tea], reducing the amount of sugar I consume [I really never thought I was a sweet tooth but it seems this may be my achilles heel], eating less and making my meals smaller and of course gradually increasing my exercise.

Most importantly I will be taking time to invest in exploring why I resort to food to ease me through the tough times and building up my emotional resilience as part of this journey.

So this really will be a phase in my life where I 'reshape' myself from the inside out.

If you are on the same journey I wish you well and would love to hear about it.

PS This post is part of Diminishing Lucy's 'Fat to Fit' bloghop [see the apple button on the right to join in].

Image by the talented Susanne Greigerich


  1. Good on you for making a change! Can't wait to read about how you go with it all.

    Sugar is my Achilles heel as well - I need to give it the boot, but its just too damn hard!

    Green tea is great. I only started on it recently (when I cut down on coffee), and it's really good. I hear it speeds up your metabolism a little bit as well, which is a huge bonus. xx

  2. I have been having a go at The Sweet Poison Quit Plan by David Gillespie. Frustose free for about 3 weeks. The kgs are not falling off me but I am feeling a LOT less bloated and less hungry. You should check it out if you are interested in going sugar-free. Good luck with the weight loss journey, and welcome to Fat to Fit.

  3. You sound like you're on the right track Felicity!

    I struggle with comfort eating too - Coping with a toddler and a reflux, catnapping babe saw me with Tim Tam always in hand, and then of course Maccas for dinner on the (frequent) nights where I was too tired to cook :| That has all settled down now though so who knows why I eat the way I do?

    Enough babbling, but just know that we're all here alongside you on our own weightloss journeys :)

  4. Thank you for linking up. Beautiful blog.

    My old blog design was images of dandelions....I get that imagery of wishing it away so well!

  5. I am just starting out too and I have found blogging about my feelings has been so therapeutic so best wishes in the coming weeks as last week was my second week and I wont lie it really suckered ;-)

  6. My problem is that I just plain loved food! Not that I still don't, I do! I had to cut my portions and not eat as many desserts. And water, we can't forget water. Until I started losing weight, I NEVER drank water. It kinda sloshed around in my stomach and I didn't like that. Now that's all I drink, other than a pop once in a while when we eat out. I love exercise so that's not an issue.

    Good luck with your weight loss. Once you figure out why you turn to food, you can begin to change the way you think about it.

  7. Forgot to let you know that I found you through the Fat To Fit Blog Hop!

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog via the lovely Lucy's Fat to Fit challenge.
    I actually eat really healthily MOST of the time. I don't have a lot of obvious sugar, but I love savoury foods, which are my downfall. Plus finding time for decent exercise.
    I wish fat was as easy to lose as it was to put on. But that's not going to happen, so it's great that there are a few others who are on the same journey standing by with support. Good luck!

  9. Good job for deciding to live a healthier life. Keep up the good work! Kellie xx

  10. Wow!!! I feel like I could have written this post and sugar is definitely my weakness. Blogging has really been amazing tool on this journey so far, it has really helped me to see why I make so many of my choices.

    Cara :)

  11. I look forward to sharing the journey to reshape your life. i'm on my own reshaping type journey. i'll see you around the blog hop!

  12. Wonderful blog! Green tea AND white tea has a lot of health benefits..:) Have a nica day!! :)

  13. I love the idea of just wishing the weight away with a puff.

    The green tea idea is something I may have to look into.


  14. It must be Spring! I'm also in a state of reflection about my weight and my choices. Let's support each other through to healthier, happier bodies. x

  15. Thank you to all of you for your comments, encouragement and general loveliness.

    I love Maxabella's notion of each of us supporting the other to healthier, happier bodies.

    Living in a beach resort location as I do, here is plenty of inspiration all around me with lots of healthy bodies on the beach.

    Captain Valentine and I went for a wander down to Main Beach today and I was VERY good declinig a Copenhagen ice-cream and not even regretting it.

    So Yeah spring! Yeah healthy! Yeah us!

    x x x


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