As we age, you also learn that the “0” to “4” at the end of our age is fantastic, and once we hit the “5,” like 45, (we) at least i did- round up. We are essentially 50 and everyone knows it 😉😘 I believe the this second half of the 90- decades goes faster. Has it been proven (not sure) but with the way life is probably!! Personally I can tell that I am in the late half of the decade because people say, “Wow, you look good… for your age,” when i tell them my age. This by the way is the contortionist (look it up in the dictionary if you dont know the meaning) version of a compliment. You see we take it, coz it is as good as it gets.🤷🏻♀️ By starting my 45th chapter I have decided not to pretend to like all the people I know (they know who they are or will soon find out). I am grateful to know of all the conversations I dont have to make anymore have to make with idiots who think they are smarter than me. 🤭 Oops did I say that, yes I did – And here’s a curveball attitude that I come with now “live with it”🤪 I know no one is impressed or thinks my turning 45 is a big deal but I felt like making it a big deal, and enjoy my life behind the scenes and with the world. 🥰🖤
So I have been away for a few weeks now, and honestly its just been a bit tough, so much has happened in the last 10 months. Hence the peanut butter and BR
“I HAVE NOT STOPPED MY GYM”
biggest change by self choice was that I became a Single Mom after 10 years – EMBRACING SINGLEHOOD.
in less than 8 months starting before single mommyhood hit me was the weight loss 84kg in total with just diet, gym and determination nothing else (this started before the separation and then divorce)
dealing with the unwanted physical change of weight loss – the excess and saggy skin
starting my professional and personal life from scratch – coz I was working for the ex husband
decided that the ex husband and I need to be friends for the sake of our son, which led to an amicable divorce, we are friends. 🙂 – its hard, but has to be done! seen too many damaged kids from nasty splits!! my son is more important that any one or anything.
my parents became became a bit ill (just age) during different times, am an only child.
as of this weekend i have officially become socially in incapacitated 🙂
I have had a few week days where peanut butter and baskin and robins were my best friends is that over?? not sure!
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In spite of these barriers, parents can instill a love of activity and help kids fit it into their everyday lives. Doing so can set healthy patterns that will last into adulthood.
So we celebrated my Little One’s Fifth Birthday :-), and the first place I took him (which I do on occasion) was the GYM, to help mama with the counting of her exercises – hehehe
I am proud to say that he has started a change in his eating habits and sports is always encouraged
“Our children are the lives we create and need to protect, by providing them the right tools”
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So I have learnt that while I have been on this journey of self motivation to changing my life, I have came to the realization that that we are what we eat. Well I became what I ate.
I have come to the realization through experience that typical calorie restriction behaviors like limiting or cutting out certain foods caused psychological damage (Laughing). Shall we call it a “Diet backlash” that occurred with me, where even the thought of a “forbidden” food was enough to set me off and head me in the direction of over eating.
I felt that as soon as I TOLD myself I COULD NOT have something, it became impossible to stop thinking about it – Am sure I am not in this on my own.
The more I tried not to eat certain foods, the more I was inclined to overeat!! and once I had access to them, I would be like lets do this (eat) since who knows will I be able to eat these yummy foods again. . The cycle continued.
My Conclusion for my self and I think for many others globally is as follows:
“food restriction, followed by deprivation, caused my overeating, then guilt.”
I have learnt to say NO! 90% of the time, and if i feel like eating something then I take a bite (this is rare), but I do.
“I should be accepted the way I am” would always be the little voice speaking to me. March/APRIL 2017 I reached my maximum weight which was 392 LB / 178 KG – that is what the scale said to me Last.
I saw my son beginning to develop really minor traits of his father and myself, of eating junk and it was a wake up call. I had grown up thinking that fat was ok, my mom had been fat (she lost more than half her body weight too later in life), some aunts etc. Yes the “loose weight” lectures were always given, but we don’t take heed to it.
I had to change that, so in March/April 2017 I started cutting down on my food. May 28th 2017, I joined Elite GYM with a personal trainer Coach Mohammed.
APRIL 2017: 392 LB / 178 KG, UK Size 34/36 (i did reach 36/38)
BY December 2017: 229 LB / 104 KG, UK SIZE 18/20
For the last nearly 2 months (2018) I have reached a Plato stage where my weight is STUCK at 207 – 217 LB / 94 – 98 KG, UK SIZE 14. this has been done without any surgery, just diet and exercise.