A Weighted Issue

I've always tried to keep my issues with my weight out of my beauty blog, but I've been thinking recently, that I'm trying to promote positivity to larger sized ladies, so it only seems right to include it. So, I've decided to talk about it a little, rather than have it on a seperate blog, as I occasionally do.

I recently had a conversation with Cat, from Make Up, Calories and Rambles, who has lost a large amount of weight over the past few years, and I really admired her for that. But, she said something to me, that really made me think. She said that to lose weight, you have to be in the right frame of mind, and in the right place in life to do it. And, I think she was right.

I have a very love-hate relationship with food. I'm an emotional eater. I'm a boredom eater. I'm all the cardinal sins of eater.

But, I'm twenty-seven years old, and for the first time in my life, I am seriously thinking about whether or not I want kids. For a very long time, I said "no way". But, as I'm creeping towards thirty, I'm starting to question whether I'm ready, and even though financially I most certainly am not, emotionally I'm getting there.

So, what's the problem?

I have no intention of having any children until I'm thirty. That has always been the way I said I would deal with it. No matter how I felt through my twenties, I did not want kids until I hit thirty, and nothing has changed about that at all.

But, I also have no intention of bringing a kid into the world whilst I'm the size that I am. I'm slightly ashamed to say that I'm a Size 22, verging on a Size 24. I've seen women much larger than me with small children, and it makes me want to cry. What kind of a parent can someone that size really be? I'm not saying I'm completely devoid of energy, but just watching kids tires me out, so how can these larger women play with their kids as much as kids need to stay healthy?

With that in mind, I've decided to take a sensible approach, and set my goal of losing weight to the date of my 30th birthday (11/11/2013 so you know). It's a long way off, but I think it's only healthy and wise to try and lose weight slowly, by being healthy rather than a ridiculous crash diet that has you losing weight really quickly, but just putting it straight back on again!!!

To be fair, I've slowly started already.

For the past two weeks, my drinking habits have involved swapping virtually everything (but not everything, I'd go mad otherwise) to water, and I'm doing really well at that. I'm also trying to drink Cranberry Juice too, which I looooove so much...nom nom!

On Saturday, I also headed over to the supermarket where I stocked up on salady stuff:

  • Lettuce 
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Large Potatoes
  • Beetroot
  • Grapes
  • Cucumber
  • Etc...
So, I've been having low-calorie salad-based meals, with jacket potato and chicken to make it more filling. I also haven't eaten anything bad (chocolate-wise) at all this week, so I'm quite proud of myself.

I'm also trying not to skip breakfasts (it's not that I plan to forget breakfast, I just literally forget), and I'm also trying to cut down on white bread, which is another of my biggest vices.

Do you think that you have to be in the right frame of mind and/or place in life, to really lose weight?


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2 Responses to “A Weighted Issue”

  1. I personally think you do have to be in a 'particular frame of mind' to lose weight/be healthier and I think you've kinda proved this in your post; From what I can see your reason's for making a concious effort with your health is because you have come to the point in your life where you feel you are becoming ready to have children and you want to be healthier for them, and to be able to physically have chidren you do need to be healthy

    For me perosnally I make a concious effort to be as healthy as I can be because it makes me a much happier person. I generally eat everything in sight and my 'tag line' was always 'I'll have it' if anyone left any food on their plate at the dinner table. Luckily for me I never put any weight on but my eating habits can be very erratic, which greatly affects my mood. I recently wrote about this on my blog as well

    I do think your plan to do it slowly is a good approach because then your body wont be shocked by this huge change and your stomach wont think your throat's been cut lol. Your approach is the right one in my mind

    Sam xoxo

  2. Thanks for your thoughts Samantha. They are very much appreciated and have further motivated me to keep doing what I'm doing.

    I am definitely taking things slowly, and I'm only concentrating on my food intake for the time being. I shall target exercising when I can get myself into a good routine with food. I think I kinda need the two things together, but focusing on one thing at a time for me, rather than bombarding myself with all this change that I just won't stick to.