How are we all doing today? I am super stoked! My blog is one month old today! Whoop Whoop! Yes it’s a small milestone but a milestone nonetheless. Happy Days!
I have decided that I need to update my wardrobe and just bring about some changes, not just in my wardrobe but also in my life. Let me tell you now that if you should pass me in the street you will not be able to guess that I’m into makeup and fashion. I am very plain. I dress for comfort. I dress in clothing I have managed to find that actually fits me. Sometimes these clothes are so plain and boring but I’m forced to wear it coz they fit. Sad but true. I also do not wear makeup everyday but when I do then darling! this face is beat!
In my July Wishlist I told you guys that I needed to get myself a new pair of jeans. So off I went to the local JET Store in pursuit of the perfect pair of jeans to add to my new wardrobe. The awesome thing was that they are super affordable and they had my size! Yay me! The not so awesome part is that they only had skinny leg and straight cut jeans! Woe is me! Now if you followed my blog you would know that I suffer from lymphoedema which I wrote about here and my legs are extremely swollen. Skinny jeans are just not going to work for me. Why JET! Why!
Now I’m forced to go to other stores where I will be paying double. Yes I’m looking at you Donna Claire! And what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means! Less makeup for next month! Nightmare I tell you.
But dramatics aside. Like I was saying… I have to update my wardrobe so that people can start taking me seriously and with that I also need to keep living a healthy lifestyle.
Which brings me to what this post is actually about.
I weigh 159.3kgs. I am what they call morbidly obese. I prefer curvy/curvaceous/big beautiful woman. And Thank You!
When you pair my weight and the fact that I have lymphoedema, it’s a pretty uncomfortable situation. A situation I don’t plan on being stuck in for the rest of my life. I first started my weight loss journey on the 11th of May 2017. I weighed in at a whopping 167.1kgs, so if you do the calculations it means I have lost a total of 7.8kgs. It should have been more but for the past couple of weeks I have been off the wagon 😦
TODAY I start afresh. And I’m starting with the world wide web as my audience. You may ask why I would put it all out there? Make myself open to judgments, scrutiny and maybe even negativity. Well I’ve decided that perhaps putting it out there will force me to not give up and not give in that easily to temptation because I know BIG BROTHER will be watching lol!.
Which brings me to Banting. Banting is HUGE in South Africa. Basically it’s a low carb/ high fat lifestyle (we don’t use the D word here). It has proven to be successful and I’ve seen lots of success stories. If you’re not sure how eating breakfasts of bacon and eggs with cream in my coffee will help me lose weight then check out Nita’s blog here.
This is something I need to do and something I will achieve. I will share my progress, my victories, everything with you. I will also share some low carb recipes and keep you up to date with my weight loss.
So yeah… I’m hoping that you will join me on my journey. Keep them fingers crossed and root for me. This will not be easy but I know I can do it.
Till Next Time
Hugs and Kisses