Post gym breakfast!
It’s amazing what eating well and doing some exercise does for your mental well being. I have been really struggling with my mental health for a while now, probably about 8 months, I have such a busy life, with 2 young children, a full time very full on job, a long commute as well as a full house renovation. I wasn’t finding anytime for myself and to be perfectly honest I was turning to food for comfort, something I have always done in my life. I now know why food makes me feel good in the short term, it did take me a long time to realise this through but It’s because I was always happiest when I was at my grandparents house, I spent so much time with them and guess what my grandma always fed me. .
In January 2014 I started on a Slimming World journey, it wasn’t the first time that I’d joined but this was different, I’d just had my son my 2nd and last baby and I wanted to get slim and healthy for my children. I decided that I didn’t want to be someone the kids were embarrassed of. So in 9 months I lost 6st and then a further two over another 3 months a total of 8st 2.5lbs. I felt on top of the world, I got a whole new wardrobe and knew each morning when I got up I could just open the wardrobe and put what ever I liked on a feeling I’d never experienced before and it felt wonderful.
We then relocated because of my job and I no longer stuck to plan, so the weight has just piled back on, as I’m writing this today I’ve now put 6st 8lbs back on, something I’d promised my self I would never do.
I know appearance isn’t everything but in my job feeling good about yourself really helps with your confidence. I’m extremely lucky to have such a good career, believe me I worked hard to get it and an amazing husband who loves me no matter what size I am with 2 wonderful children (who have no idea I have any issues with my weight and protecting them from this is very important to me). But unfortunately the relocation brought back a lot of memories and I’ve had to deal with these that has hindered me my whole life and I think (hopefully) I’m finally managing to deal with it.