Hi all, Belle’s 4th blog about lifestyle, nutrition and health changes. She is not in the fitness industry, nor does she have anything to do with the health and nutrition business. This is her journey in to leading a more nutritious lifestyle, it is honest and something you can all relate to.
Enjoy reading it
The last two weeks have been celebratory and disheartening at the same time. I must start with the negative feelings so I can end my blog on a positive note!
When I say negative, it it only because I have remained the same weight for the past couple of weeks, however, i am aware after having sensible chats with Laura and various people about my thoughts on my food intake and the changes being made, that I need to be patient and honestly realistic about this being a long haul process. Yes I want to be a small (healthy) size, but the right perspective on things has again helped me to see that this is a bonus along with all the other many benefits I am reaping.
So on to the benefits… I’m still getting so many compliments on my hair and skin, I’m basking in it lol. I’ve noticed that my nails are not splitting as much and I do believe they are growing!!! ( I have never had length in my nails from them being so weak). I’m finding my taste has dramatically changed, the sweetness of carrots is just AMAZING…my new love is roasted carrots with rosemary and a drizzle of nut oil…nom nom…snack attack handled!!
I am currently 1 week smoke free, I’m on a 12 week programme with my GP, and i felt totally prepared to do this due to having cut most, if not all of my triggers out of my daily food, for example, a diet coke and a fag, a coffee and a fag, crisps a diet coke and a fag…you get my drift…its all about reaching for the fruit if I have a craving…which I am now used to doing when I want crisps…or a diet coke etc, out smarting those cravings lol.
All in all keeping in touch with Laura when I need to get focused has helped, perspective and encouragement, I feel great, and am learning how to be patient at the same time.
I sent Belle this information to help her understand why getting caught up in what the scales says is not good for us and is a misrepresentation of how well we are truly doing.
Watch this space for next week’s blog