It's Picture time

Monday, November 30, 2009

This picture was taken 2 weeks ago at my Mother in law's 60th party and I only just got a copy of them. I still just can't believe the difference and find it really strange and a bit sad to look at my before photo, not just because of how I looked but also because of how I felt back then. I think the pictures say it all really....enjoy :)

I think it's about time I posted!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Here's a recent meal of mine which is super yummy, it's vegetable carbonara! I've used mushrooms and thinly sliced zucchini fried with bacon. The sauce is cream, egg yolk, Parmesan, nutmeg and s&p! Truly satisfying and very filling.

I've been thinking a lot lately about the effects of losing all the weight has on my confidence and body image. Boy I have really changed as a person and still can't believe how big I was. I'm constantly reminding myself where I have come from, not to get too cocky and how I never want to go back to being that person. The weight really affected me on so many levels and each kilo I've lost has peeled back a layer of my true self.

The other thing that has affected me recently is hormones! To cut a long story short I ended up in hospital last month with some girl trouble and have since seen a specialist as it freaked me out a little. He said that losing all that weight is unbelievably awesome but it is a real shock for your body and can throw your hormones out of whack, eventually they will sort themselves out so that's a relief! Apparently when you gain weight you store excess estrogen's in your body fat so when you start losing weight the excess estrogen's are dumped into your blood stream and that can have some icky effects so to speak, at least this is how I understand it ;)

Weight wise I have plateaued recently around that 67-68kg mark but this morning was an all time low of 65.9kg!! I'm so stoked and can't believe I'm finally in a normal weight range, no longer considered overweight which is a pretty amazing achievement if I do say so myself!

Letting loose

Sunday, November 15, 2009

This past weekend we had two celebrations, my mother in law's 60th and my husband's birthday so I decided since I'm pretty close to goal that I'd have 2 days 'off' I guess you'd say. Well I enjoyed the weekend so much and didn't worry about food whatsover and indulged in A LOT!

Saturday started off good, had bacon and eggs for breakfast and some lamb chops on the BBQ. Dinner at the restaurant was Pork Belly which was amazing served with mashed potato, kumara and apple topped with an asian sauce and greens. Mostly primal and bloody good. Pudding was carrot cake that I actually made for my mother in law, it's the Jamie Oliver recipe with ground almonds and topped with lime mascapone icing and it tasted amazing!! the rest of the night I ate chips and dip, chocolate covered strawberries and a few mussels on the bbq followed by a lot of nibbling on the leftover cake...
Sunday morning I was still full soo full so we went out and had coffee in the morning so I just had my normal decaf vienna. Lunch with my husbands family was fish and chips, I had 1/2 a chip buttie, a saveloy, crabstick and a piece of fish. In the afternoon I ate a few chips and dip then dinner we went to an italian restuarant and I had 2 slices of cheese topped pizza bread followed by a few bites of a pasta dish then Veal filled with parma ham and camembert topped with a creamy mushroom sauce, it was the most amazing dish and I will have it again as it was pretty primal. Then when I got home I had the last of the carrot cake and a few Cadbury Rose's chocolates. OMG how indulgent is that!

I actually feel like I have just had 2 days on drugs or alcohol, seriously!! I have never felt so sluggish and high. It has just shown me how powerful high sugar and high carb foods are. I have always known that I don't respond the best to non primal foods but boy it was weird.

I also felt no self control and just wanted to eat everything and anything to the point it was ridiculous and I had to say to myself it ends Sunday night and back to normal on Monday.

I am doing well so far but I know the cravings are going to be pretty bad and I'm not even thinking of weighing myself.

So a few fasts will be on the calendar this week and I'll be back on track, I know losing this last bit is going to be tougher than ever but slow is alright with me :)

It's been a year!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hi all, yes I'm still here, sorry I'm getting pretty slack with this blog!
It's been a year since I started this low carb journey and i've lost 40kgs!! 88lbs!!
I have never felt better and I'm finally starting to feel like a slim healthy person. I went shopping for my first dress purchase since losing the weight, we have my mother in laws 60th party in a couple of weeks and I wanted to spoil myself.

I bought a NZ size 10 and I couldn't believe it, it's such a huge change from the size 18 and 20's I used to wear. I still pick up larger sizes than what I need which I guess makes sense, it's taking a while for my brain to catch up and realise how much smaller I am now. My weight is 67kg exactly an I've hovered around that for a couple of weeks now just enjoying it and having a little more food than normal.

Will be back into weight loss mode soon and my goal is 60-65kg so not really that far from goal anyway. Yes I will post some photos as soon as I reach 65 :) Hope your all doing well!
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