Flour & Water

How come when you mix water and flour together you get glue?..

and then you add eggs and sugar… and you get cake?

Where did the glue go ?

You know darned well where it went!

That’s what makes the cake stick to your bum and hips

Don’t eat glue!

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“Diets Made Me Fat” a successful weight loss journey and how to do it.

“Diets Made Me Fat” is about a mental and physical journey to a successful weight loss.

The problem with excuses is they keep you from achieving your goal. I had all the excuses in the world not to lose weight and I let them hold me back.  A big part of over eating for me was depression.  I had suffered numerous traumas. I’d been sexually assaulted at gun point, been held captive by a deeply disturbed man, I fell into a cycle of getting involved with emotionally abusive men and I had suffered a serious back injury which rendered me unable to walk or function unassisted for nearly a year.  If anyone had a good excuse to gain weight and feel sorry for themselves, it was I.  And not only did I allow these things to be the reason for my overeating, I allowed them to break me down.  I was in a dark place for so many years and I never realized the damage I was doing.  Weight gain for me was not just a matter of eating and being lazy.  It was a reaction to events in my life that I allowed to break me down. I had no self esteem and even less confidence. Food was my friend, my comfort. 

An emotional and physical journey to successful weight loss.

An emotional and physical journey to successful weight loss.

When does curvy become fat?

I am all for curvy women.  It’s the way our bodies are naturally meant to be. I certainly prefer the soft, feminine curves of a woman instead of straight, angular bones. In short, we aren’t supposed to look like men.

But with the rise of the curve warriors I can’t help but be concerned that healthy curves may be taken over by fat rolls. There is very definitely a difference.  If we turn into a fat loving world then our battle against obesity stand no chance.

So how do we tell when curvy becomes fat? Again, my personal opinion on this subject is consult with your health practitioner. Find out what your healthy BMI is stick with that. First and foremost make sure that you are healthy. 65kg on one woman is going to look very different on another. The same applies to clothing sizes.

Here are some peoples ideas about curvy vs. fat

Different celebrities considered to be curvy but who are all different sizes and shapes.

 

 

Be Realistic!

I’m finding that I have to keep reminding myself to have realistic expectations. The media bombards one with images of the “perfect” woman and I sometimes get it into my head that that is what I have to look like. But the reality is, that’s never going to happen. No matter how much weight I lose I’ll never look like that. We have different body shapes and types and what we see in the media is NOT realistic.

Yes, some women are naturally built that way, but they are few and far between. In reality, most of us have curves, flat chests or droopy breasts. Some of us have big thighs and some have no thighs at all. Some have long slender necks, other short. Some have gaps between their thighs, some don’t, some have flat tummies and some rounded fuller tummies.  Whatever your shape, celebrate it and concentrate more on being healthy than looking like a model in the magazine.   I’m no saint, I fall into the same trap all of you do too.

Here are a couple videos you may or may not have seen. Just to give you an idea of what it is exactly that we’re trying to live up to.

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