Today I have sat down to think of a few new things to write on my blog. Now, because I am new to writing things down on to a website for all strangers to see, I find my self deciding what people would be interested in and what they wouldn’t be.
That’s always been me. Worried about other people, and making sure I am pleasing everyone else. But my blog is for me. It is for me to start with. Then I shall use this ‘diary’ as a way to inspire and influence people the way I have been inspired and influenced…. I just need to find how to do such a thing.
One of my best friends and I are sitting down tomorrow to sort out a meal and diet plan to get on our way to being confident and stronger as women. I feel that body issues and weight hold our minds hostage until we can look at ourselves in a picture where we can say to ourselves, “actually, I don’t mind this picture”. Even at that point we are held on a piece of rope that can only let us go so far until we fall back into that cage of doubt and self hate.
I started the Slimming World plan last July, and by October, I got the weight where I thought “wow I would be happy if I stayed this way”. This was just in time for our trip to Los Angeles. All the way through this weight loss journey, I kept saying to myself “I have to feel glamorous for LA” and I found myself accessorising and everything! – Now It’s a completely different story.
I started Slimming World back in July 2012 at a starting weight of 11 Stone 6lbs.