The Beginning, I have a secret to share….

Utopia….nice word that! Weightloss Utopia….never heard of it, but I’m willing to have a go at finding it…you want to join me?

In retrospect, this is something that I should’ve started yonks ago (online blogging I mean:-)…..procrastination has always been my weakness.

I am a regular “journaliser” the old way, with my trusted pen and paper…for me this is the way that you best express your feelings…or at least it worked better for me this way.
After poring over numerous blogs, reading zillions of posts and encouraged by the many online stories, I’ve decided to attempt my very own online blogging.

The beginning is a good place to start at, but there were so many beginnings for me in my weightloss quest….from chubby and healthy baby, to an even chubbier and more than healthier teen, to a “wide” adult….that’s the way it started I guess and knowing now what I should’ve known then, I could kick myself in my ample derrire…

I’d hit a brick wall, as I like to call it when I developed gestational diabetes with my pregnancy 8 years ago, and it steadily progressed to insulin dependent diabetes and then to very raised cholestrol that necessitated Lipitor and I’m convinced resulted in my having my second son 14 weeks earlier than he was supposed to arrive. The episodes and health scares leading up to his birth resulted into me re-thinking my awful awful eating habits and exercise (what exercise???) regime and knocked me into “battle mode” in the quest to shed the extra pounds and attempt to get some longevity for moi. Brick walls are supposedly in-penetrable hey? But I had a plan…up and over for me—————–>Now read on….

It wasn’t easy, but I persevered and in 2006, 2nd January to be precise, consulted with a dietician and as the saying goes, the rest was geography and history combined! Oh I was good, too good for my own good I think and in a year and a half I was 40 kilo’s lighter…that’s well over 80 pounds I believe, more like a 100!

I was happy, my children were happy, my family were happy, my friends were happy, yowzers, it was a whole new me….my husband was over the moon that I had such staying power…excited and happy yes!yes!yes! 10 clothes and almost 2 shoe sizes down…wowzer, I was even starting to believe that that brick wall was made of plastic….and then came the complacency…ja, old habits came back the the weight slowly crept back on….and that brick wall turned to mortar again! Then came the stage that I was at a week ago….thankfully the joie de vivre is now back, my mind has been re-energised and I’m rearing to go.

Week 1 not fully complete and I’m already 3.9kgs lighter…that says something for all the crap that’s taken over my system hey, but yep, I’m hoping that I do get lighter as the weeks go by and that I’m able to maintain this as a lifestyle change….albeit all over again! Up and over….remember these words, I’m making them my mantra!

I have a secret, a fat secret and now that it’s out here in cyberspace, it’s no longer just my secret!

So wish me luck!

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Prava Singh

A Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend experiencing life through an evolutionary body with a revolutionary mind... A recent past former Type 2 insulin dependent and hypertensive walking time-bomb for 13.5 years, I have made positive lifestyle changes that has aided and abetted my health status for my overall betterment. Passionate about all things food, with a proud Indian heritage, I regularly blog my culinary attempts that have worked for me in my endeavours to break the shackles of food addictions and food slavery. Passionate about people too, my decision to share these endeavours is driven by informing others that a lifestyle change through food is indeed possible. I have indeed survived high school and survived life too in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways. Having lost over 50kgs of excess weight in just under a year, I have reclaimed my life and am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

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  1. Natasha says:

    I’m right there with you my friend!!!!

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