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Do I love to run?

Do I love to run?

The quick answer is No! The longer answer is that it is complicated.

For those who don’t know me well, I started running a few years ago, once I had lost weight, mainly because I was cold and walking did not make me feel warm enough.

So I started to jog, very slowly.

Then I hurt my knee.

Taking action that is different is scary

Taking action that is different is scary

This could not possibly work for me,It can be safe to do the same thing - going on the newest diet, or the last diet that you lost weight on. Because it is safe. It is Known. Trying something new, different takes us into the unknown. I could be someone different, for...

Easy advice or advice that works

Easy advice or advice that works

I hear people say that it is easy to lose weight, that you only need to do one thing.That one thing changes from person to person, year to year, some were:- drink water with lemon every morning, (no carbs, low calories), drink a glass of water before you eat a meal,...

I don’t like others to see me eat

I don’t like others to see me eat

I felt all eyes were on me, judging me...It can feel that people are always judging so you avoid eating in view of people. It becomes a habit. It can take many forms, eating the leftovers in the kitchen while clearing up. Finishing the kids meals when they are done....

Life was in grey now I live in colour

Life was in grey now I live in colour

I lived a grey life, now I live in colour. It seemed that I was living life in monochrome.  There was no colour.  Everyone else used to go out and do things, live their life and laugh and have fun. I worked, went home, and worked some more. Why? I was unhappy and...

I just wanted to fade into the background

I just wanted to fade into the background

Each time someone would look at me I would assume they were judging me. I could imagine them thinking that I ate too much, that I was lazy with my eating habits. I just wanted to blend into the background.  To not be seen. One day I realised that I was the one judging...

Do you have to be hungry to lose weight?

Do you have to be hungry to lose weight?

Over the years I have joined several gyms to try and help me lose weight.  One gym gave a free session with a Personal Trainer. I was so excited to have a professional create a routine that would help me to become slim. During the session he did not ask me many...

A little help can make BIG change

A little help can make BIG change

I know that I would never have found success in weight loss without having changed my mindset. Now, years late, I am not struggling, but that is because I really worked on changing my mindset. I am not special, what I did, anyone can do. It can be so difficult to know...

How mindset changes everything

How mindset changes everything

Having been on many diets and failed each of them, I thought there was something wrong with me. I would start out going 100 percent in.  Do everything the diet recommended. Why could they not work. How many people feel the same? You start out strong, but either the...