OMG Fi you have lost soooooo much weight. You look amazing. I want to know what you did!!!!! NO BS…your secret pls xx
Well what can I say, it has been a year since I went to my doctors for blood work etc. (which all came back with a clean bill of health) but when they weighed me I got the shock of my life at how heavy I was. Scarlett wasn’t eating enough, so I decided that we needed to be on a calorie counting diet…So we downloaded the “myfitnesspal app” that way I could monitor her as you can link your profile with friends. I bought some bathroom scales and kitchen scales..The rest is history.
Those who know me well know that I love to research stuff and I have to know the answer to everything, forever curious. I am at my happiest when I am learning, I study and research everyday, have done all my life! But being a well infomed “know it all” dosn’t always lead to “action” as habitual rituals run very deep along with motivations driven by superfical desires for approval. So I would say, that in the last 6 years, I have had a lot more time on my hands which has been a double edged sword; on one hand I am not busy enough to be destracted away from cravings – hence having more time to indulge!! And on the other hand I have more time to get to know myself and start putting what I know into practice by listening to my body and find out what the friggin heck is going on with with what seems at times, total out of control urges…
With wonderful sites like PubMed, I found out lots of interesting cause and effect symptoms. For example I realized that the over production of cortisol was causing my body to store fat—especially visceral fat, which is particularly dangerous because it surrounds vital organs and released fatty acids into my blood, paving the way for heart disease. Sugar was perpetuating this along with stress as well as a life of multi tasking. Seritonen is the hormone that needs the most loving forever an attention whore, it fits well into a life of excess sugar and risky living…
Wow. Good on you gorgeous. So did you just cut out sugar? Whats a typical day in food. And do you exercise. I too have a deep interest in all of this stuff.
I drink water all day long, I slice cucumber into it and add my freshly grown mint from my herb box, and I don’t eat gimmicky foods at all. Always full fat and organic. I have chocolate in the house and my favorite meringues. First 6 months I ate only 1,200 calories per day, I now eat between 1,200 and 16,00 a day. I mediate, I walk, I do a little yoga and pilates at home. My self esteem has gone up in leaps and bounds, and I feel tremendous peace. I don’t multitask anymore so I get less done in the week, but it is done properly.Multitasking was causing my adrenals to work in overtime which fucked around with my metabolism. stress causes weight gain.
We always eat super healthily for maximum nutrients, I added things to my diet like sardines, and cottage cheese etc…Instead of juicing I now “magic bullet” so I get all the fiber and it fills me up for longer. I add veg and fruit using one cup of berries or an apple or papaya, 3 cups of 5 different types of green leafs about , chunk of ginger and lemon topped up with water. I eat light in the day, Sardines avocado, nuts, or yogurt fresh cream raspberries cod liver oil and one of my power juices. Every evening I have a meal of either fish or meat. a potato either sweet red or golden and lots of veg.
Very interesting. Especially the multitasking. Don’t get too skinny!!! Did u stop drinking.
Alcohol haha ~ I have a glass or 2 of wine with my meal almost every day. I drink Vodka Cocktails or Tequila at the week end with fish tacos. But what I realized is that I have always struggled with my weight and I only really started drinking alcohol when I moved to Australia. Living in London I rarely drank, but I loved my sweets and juice…and whenever I cut them out the weight always dropped. It has taken a year…to get me were I actually feel normal. Like this is me.
so that is your no bull shit answer!
It certainly is! I know what ticks I am intune with my body I guess now its easy, though I do have to remember to eat now seriously.
Do remember. As ur looking very skinny. Size 0 is not something to aspire to. Said with love and care xx
For a tiny boned woman like me size 2~3 is perfect. Not getting enough nutrients does scare me though, getting fat not at all – ironiclly!
I am the same height and bone structure and have never been a size 2. Just be balanced gorgeious. Cudos to you for turning ur health around xxx
Its a given. Prior to moving here I lived my whole life in a cities – “city life”.. and never gave this much thought to wearing size 6 US this was the norm! But I always felt chubby and if I got too chubby I just cut things out for a while then go back to “normal”. It’s all different now, its the viscaral fat that I was most worried about.
Viscaral fat is what happens as you age and go thru menopause and is the hardest to shift. It’s the belly spread, !
Yep! bingo!! It was causing hot flushes..and I would wake up in the middle of the night gulpping down bucket loads of ice cold orange juice….sugar was causing my newly aquired psoriases that I inherited from the Corrigan family…but thats a whole new story for another day!! Anyway I am working on building muscle…way to vain to get too skinny!!
Good to hear!