Nearly 4 stone down from my heaviest weight and the best NSV I could have wished for - I can get my engagement ring on after taking it off during my pregnancy 😍 also wearing bog standard trousers from the supermarket and a top I put away 4 years ago because it didn’t fit!! #beatingprediabetes#NSV#igotthis
When I walked through those slimming world group doors it was because I wanted to make changes, I wanted to be healthier and happy.
I feel at times slimming world focus too much on numbers, you get clapped, praised, certificates, stickers on your 'hard work' when those numbers drop. If they go up it's an 'oh well today is a new week'. Where's the praise for non scale victories, growing confidence, body shape changes and becoming a better you?!
I've been there where I was obsessed with the number and I'd forgotten to enjoy life.
I want to be happy, mentally well and love this short life we live!
As I've not weighed in 8 weeks, I've lost my app and I've lost my place in the Facebook group page.. slimming world has took the decision away and I'm kind of on my own now.
I'm eating well and in the gym at least 4 times a week. My body is changing, I'm stronger, fitter and loving the workouts. The scales have gone up but inches gone down. I now don't care as much what the scales say. I'm doing my best so why should a number dictate my happiness and progress?!
I still haven't got the balance perfect, maybe I never will but I'm ready to enjoy my life 8 stone lighter! 💜
It’s official I’m no longer OBESE!! This is probably one of this biggest #nsv I’ve had!! I have been classed as obese for so long. Since I was a teenager!!! When the scales don’t move these are the things that keep me motivated 💕
It had to be done.. Small plane and here I am sitting cross legged with plenty of belt where last time I flew I was only JUST able to do it up and then it was digging in to me the whole time, not to mention my thighs were spilling over to my neighbours side and knees touching the seat in front. Everything is so much easier this time around already and as sad as it may seem to some I’ve been excited specifically to experience this moment! The #NSV never get old 🥰🥰🥰
My shoulders workout at my home gym 🔥🔥🔥
To some this may not be a big deal but to me it’s HUGE! 2 months ago, I could not do this move...and tonight I did it for a whole minute. I still have a long way to go but I am loving these non scale victories 💪🏻😊 #pushups#stronger#NSV#8monthspostpartum
Why am I jumping around in a dressing room like a crazy person?
Because this crazy person fit into a size 6 jeans.
I've been wearing the same size 12s forever now, constantly pulling them up, just dealing. Because I hate shopping, I've always hated clothes shopping. Nothing I wanted was ever in my size, and if it was when I put it on I HATED the way I looked. I also still see myself as a size 12 at 175 lbs, I still walk by mirrors and have to double take because 'that cant be me' oh but darlin, it is.
This clothes shopping trip was still stressful, I didnt know what size I'd be so I grabbed a bunch. ALL of them were too big for me. I almost gave up, walked out without anything because 'theres no way a size 6 fits me, can't be' going against the limiting voice in my head, and my paranoia that someone would see me grab a size 6 and then see me do the walk of shame to put them on the reject pile by the fitting rooms. Ugh. I couldn't! But I did. And they fit. And I bought 2 pairs, and a cute AF tee that was a small.
Shoulders workout for Thursday ✅ •
Getting my energy and strength back since shark week is gone YASSSSSSS 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
I got it done ✅ if I can do it you can too ♥️
I’ve spent most of my life not taking care of myself and my body. I’ve had the best year focusing on my health and helping others with theirs. It’s literally a win/win! I still have a lot to learn and more goals to hit, but I’m taking it one day at a time and bringing some awesome ladies along! 👯♀️
If you’re looking for accountability, we’ve got you! We’re just a bunch of moms trying to make it to bedtime! 😅
As I wrap up my studies for my nutrition certification course and get ready for my test tomorrow (😬), I was able to spend some time tonight trying out a new recipe with Olivia. It was a total hit- even passing the test with my pickiest eater (hint: it’s the 38 year old). 😂 ⠀
I have always liked making my family yummy meals, and early in our marriage, I cooked us giant plates of pastas and casseroles on my nights off. We would eat until our stomachs hurt and we were almost too uncomfortable to relax on the couch.⠀
I still definitely love to have a big, filling meal. I just have better tools now for how to balance my food throughout the day and make it fuel us better, and how to carry that into our family dinners in a better way. ⠀
I can’t change the unhealthy way I cooked or ate in the past, but I CAN learn. So I did, and I continue to. Because when you know better, you can do better. Simple, right? 🥰 ⠀
Hey y’all...excuse my dirty room and awkward mirror pic, it’s the most recent one I’ve got. Anyways! I started ww in December and I’m about 20 pounds down so far. It’s been a rough week and I figured accountability would be great for me right now as I keep going on this journey. So welcome to my crazy life!
Also huge #NSV I’m wearing shorts that I don’t absolutely hate the way I look in
So since today is the first day of spring, Dairy Queen was celebrating by giving out one free ice cream cone to every guest. Sucks for me that they happen to be RIGHT NEXT DOOR to Apex because I pass by it often. I used to love getting a blizzard or cone from there but now I’m done. Not worth the bloat, not worth the regret or the stomachache since I’m lack-toast-and-tolerant 😂 I think the hardest thing to turn down tonight was the chocolate ganache cake in honor of my Master’s wife. I swear to you, this cake is like a bite of heaven. Sooooooo delicious. But like I said. The cravings just aren’t there anymore. And when they are there, it’s usually that time of the month 🤷🏻♀️ So anyhoo, whoop whoop. I’m proud of myself 💪🏻💁🏻♀️ does this count as a #nsv ? Oh well. I’m taking it 😂
#humpday its mY hardest day of the week, but I got it done! I did my #couchto5k training, the planet fitness 30 min express workout and an hour hot yin class! Tomorrow is my one rest day, and I will enjoy it and be ready to get back in the gym on Friday!!! Also... #nsv ... I had to wear smaller pants so that they would stay on when I was running!! #showupforyourself#weightloss#weightlossjourney
Today and the 28th of April 2018 ... almost a year between photos, taking my health and well-being seriously, not just physically but mentally.
Becoming a mother turns your world upside down and inside out, re learning balance and juggle that you never thought possible, 3am wake ups for the gym, late nights because someone is missing a dummy or just needs a cuddle, studying, working and still making sure that somehow your children are growing, learning and thriving ... it’s a long process that I’ll never perfect but for now, it’s okay 👌🏽 🍃
Mental health. Warning: long post; dredging up the past. .:.
I started keto to lose weight because I hated myself, inside and out. I would tell at myself: "suck it in; look at those rolls; you're big; you're disgusting; fatty fatty two by four; you could never look like a normal girl" etc. .:.
That voice in my own mind sounded like a strange combination between my mom and my sister: judging, criticizing, and talking down about any imperfection. My self-talk voice might sound like them, but it's absolutely mine.
Almost all of the ethics that were ingrained in me as a kid were related to making sure my mom, sister and I 'looked' like a happy family. As a single mom with THREE jobs, my mom tried hard but didn't handle the pressure well; it made for an [insert adjective here] childhood. I still don't have that adjective. I reached adulthood with some very common psychological complexes: anxiety, introversion, depression, OCD, compliance, and codependency. .:.
I'm grateful for how things have unfolded. I'm not upset with my mom for how things were back then. It's not about blame, it's about accepting things for what they are and deciding to move ahead in the most positive way possible. Medicine worked for me for a while, but counseling worked the most. Reflecting calmly on the past is very therapeutic for me, and seemed impossible for the longest time. .:.
Keto allowed me an emotional calm that let me keep looking into how I can improve my mental health. Realizing how I used food to manage my emotions has helped me understand how to address them now. The break from sugar has undeniably stabilized my emotions and energy (more than before, still a work in progress). I'm not mad at the past; I can learn from it and it's made me exactly who I am today... .:.
And after 32 years I can finally say I like me. .:.
This journey has become so much more about gaining health, mentally and physically, than it is about losing weight.
I'm failing at the #marchphotochallenge there's just somethings I'm not doing yet. Everyday I hear "girl, you just keep getting skinnier and skinnier" well, I've been at a stall on the scale for a while now. But I hope that my pictures here a motivational to those who hit a stall and feel like they are failing. My #NSV 22.17inches lost during this stall. Now I know why I keep hearing that comment. Regardless of what the scale reads our bodies are still doing something. So keep going and don't give up.
These are the jeans from one of my previous transformation posts... I wore them to work today by mistake and they were super baggy all day! And although that was a great feeling... got to put these bad boys away now. Never to be worn again. 🤞🏻 #nsv
#NSV ... a ring I've worn for years continues to try & sneak off my finger lately. I've lost 15.4 pounds since the first of the year (I was doing #ww prior to #keto, so it's a combination of the two). 🥰
Went for a 4.2k walk! This was a huge #nsv victory for me as I have chronic knee issues and find walks so boring! But I put a crime podcast on and didn’t even realise how far I walked! Enjoy my sweaty red face!
I have a genuine question for every single one of you that sees this post? .
To you, what are carbs?
Please DM me, text me, or leave a comment! I’ve had a few encounters recently where an individual’s ‘perception’ of carbs has kept them somewhat stuck on the health spectrum. I want to address this topic as a blog post and would love some feedback to guide the direction of the article! .
Thank you in advanced to those who share! ♥️
I’ve been pretty quiet here for a couple days. I haven’t been to the gym since Saturday and I started getting a cold on Monday 🥺 I had planned on going to the gym Monday night but I felt so exhausted by 8 pm and I was starting to have breathing difficulties. Earlier in the day on Monday I did some shopping with my mom and Found this super cute dress. I wasn’t sure about it on the hanger but I really liked it once I put it on. It’s not something I’d normally go for because on the mesh on the top of the dress. I like it cause it’s summery but still black 🖤❤️ looking forward to getting over this cold but glad that I can rest up and watch Netflix most of the day. 🙃 #nsv#sickday#rossfinds