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.
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:
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Large Potatoes
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?