Hope you are doing well!
So as I sit here with my concrete legs after an hour and a half of running, yes I started running, you read correctly, more on that later... I realised I haven't updated you on my recent developments regarding my diet!
This doesn't mean that I haven't been weighed in since my last post but it does mean that I have missed a few updates... sorry :-(
For those of you who have been following my journey, just to give you a little re-cap, visit my last update: http://allthingsfabulousblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/diet-diaries-update-17-kill-negativity.html
And for those of you who have done a New Year's Resolution and would like to read about my struggles, you can start from the very beginning here: http://allthingsfabulousblog.blogspot.com/search/label/diet%20diaries
Being my first update after the festive season, I think I should fill you in on my festive eating habits. For one, I was nearly starving myself before the festive season, reason being is that I did not have a lot of chance to eat and my appetite was slowly decreasing due to personal reasons. However, I did make up for it come the festivities. That being said, it doesn't mean I stuffed my face in with anything and everything.
I realised that my body "spoke" to me on several occasions were I would have eaten enough, no not too much, enough... were I was neither full and neither deprived but just right!
Whilst others around me were complaining that they had too much to eat and feeling bloated, I was sitting there with no constant festive season tummy ache!
Something which I used to hate during the festivities apart from that annoying tummy ache, was meeting my extended family and NO I am not one of those people who hate their families, quite the opposite! The thing I hated was the constant badgering about how fat I had gotten or how much I need to lose weight! Little did some family members, who year after year ended up sounding like a broken record, know that they would have to change their tune! Many of them had either no idea I was dieting or had not seen me in person for months, so it was a welcome change of tune this year :-D
Since I started this diet, the only thing I never ate or just ate a small bite was Pizza. On New Year's Eve I decided to take a whole pizza, I figured I do deserve it for being so good since March. Little did I know that my body would end up rejecting it and I was about to collapse in the middle of a crowd during the count down! So much for treating myself!
A sort of struggle which I faced is when I was re-organising my wardrobe since I realised that I had NOTHING to wear this festive season. All my nice winter clothes are huge on me, so much so that one particular dress which I LOVED looks like a huge garbage bag on me. I know I should be happy about this but I was really proud of the wardrobe I was building and now I have to buy more clothes and I'm not really in the position to do so.
On a more positive note, during this diet, I have never really exercised, so earlier this week, my boyfriend asked me to join him in his running session since he trains to run marathons. At first, I honestly didn't want to go but I said, why not, it's 2014, it's about time to try something new. So I went and ran at my own pace and was very proud of myself for managing to run as much as I did! Back at school, running was something I struggled with so this was a huge achievement! I think the fact that I left this long to start exercising or running in this case was a bit of a plus since I felt lighter and more empowered!
Any whos... enough about the festivities and updates... This weigh-in, my mum joined me since I managed to convince her to start the diet with me! My mum is currently going through some life changes which I won't tell you what it is exactly here since she will probably kill me, but I think you all understood! Unfortunately this does affect her weight and during the past few months her weight shot up drastically!
One thing I told my mum and I have repeated here over and over during the course of these past few months is that first and foremost this is a lifestyle change, not a diet! It makes a huge difference when you refer to it differently! Secondly, you have to do everything at your own pace and remember that it is not a race and thirdly eat, eat, eat. It won't do you any good to starve yourself!
So, this leaves us to my 19th update! Let's see how much weight I actually lost!
So I'm one kilo away from my target, wahey!! I actually lost weight during the holiday season which was a plus so yay!
To be honest, I was kind of disappointed since I did want to start the new year with my target weight but hey, a little challenge never did any harm to anyone ;-) So I decided to get back on track, even for the sake of my mum, to show her some support!
I would love to know if you did some weight related resolutions and if you are sticking to them or if you are finding any struggles!
Until next time!