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!


  1. Wow, isn't that over 90lbs since November last year?? Congratulations!

  2. I'm SOOOO stoked I stumbled upon your blog. It's very inspirational to see someone do what I hope to do. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I'm sure you've helped a lot of people. :o)

  3. Yes, it is an amazing achievement and you are right to be stoked. And that's interesting about the hormones. Makes sense.

  4. Hey Glazed Doughnut, thanks so much, that's really nice to hear. I hope I have helped someone, it's been a great journey too!

    Thanks Judith :) Yeah it does make sense I just hadn't thought of it. Hope all is going well for you!!

  5. That looks delicious! I will be definitely trying it out! And congrats on the new low!

  6. Hey Primal Mama, yes it's soo delicious and definatley fills the gap for any pasta cabanara craving. Thanks it's definately harder as I get lower in weight!

  7. Thanks for your blog, and especially your pictures.
    I'm about same height, age, and with similar body (and long blond hair), so watching you loosing so much weight is a huge inspiration for me to follow this path...
    I bought Primal Blueprint some time ago, but discovering thos pics, made me think that's high time to start!

  8. Your welcome, I'm so pleased to be an inspiration, it's a great feeling. I found it really helpful to find others that had lost who were similar to me, makes it seem possible! If you have any questions please feel free to ask :)


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