Be warned - this is going to be a long post about weight loss, it's going to have lots of photos, a bit of self hate and some people might get offended by some snippets but I haven't intended to offend anyone!
Anyway, this time last year I considered myself overweight - I was not clinically overweight, but for my build I definitely was. I could barely fit into my jeans (I even stopped buttoning them up and wore long tops to hide the holes LOL) and my overall health was crappy - I was always moody and tired because of overeating and lack of moving.
I decided that I needed to do something after my cousin kept poking my stomach and asked if I was pregnant, LOL! I decided to weigh myself and was shocked that I had put on 5kg without even realising it.
Ok here are the stats:
Last Summer (July)
My height: 5''4
Weight: 62kg or 9 stone 7 (again, I don't want to upset anyone who weighs similar to me - it all depends on your body type and build)
Look at my bulging tummy lol!! I obviously untagged myself from these photos on facebook lol.
Moving forward, around November time, I decided that I need to sort myself out. I was embarassed to wear anything tight fitting and always felt insecure.
I embarked on the 'Paul Mckenna' Lifestyle.
You can check out his products here. For £5.50 - this really could change your life. There's even an iphone app - but I strongly recommend you read the book first though.
Paul Mckenna is a hypnotist and has his own weight loss system. I heard about him through Amazon, it was on the recommended for you page (thanks Amazon LOL!).
I bought his book ' I Can Make You Thin' and after finishing it in an hour, my whole life changed.
Pauls System is nothing to do with diets, nothing to do with eating healthily.. it's to do with HOW you eat, not WHAT you eat.
The book basically shows you how naturally slim people work. Remember, anyone and everyone has the ability to be naturally slim. It all depends on the programming of your mind.
There are four simple rules that you have to follow:
1) When you are hungry eat - don't starve, your body goes into starvation mode and stores fat.
2) Eat what you want, not what you think you should - have you noticed how your naturally slim friends eat what they want.. if you forbid yourself from something.. you will want it MORE!!
3) Eat consciously and enjoy every mouthful - I used to chow down my dinner in 5 minutes - now I enjoy it and I end up eating less :)
4) When you think you are full, stop eating -I used to eat until I finished everything on the plate, even if I was full to the point of nausea (eww!).
Ok so you might think.. ermm that's common sense. Yeah it is - but you'll be surprised at the number of people who eat unconciously, or eat when they're bored. I wish someone told me these simple rules before. I used to eat when I was bored or sad, and no matter what I ate, my hunger was never satisfied.
The book comes with a CD and the CD is also amazing. He hypnotises you and when you wake up you feel awakened and your mind subconciously follows the rules.
This is what I've been doing since last November, and I've been losing about 2kg a month. It's not super quick weight loss, but a good amount that will ensure that you are not losing too much weight. Remember - diets do not work. Paul empathises this so many times. With diets, your metabolism decreases and you end up putting the weight back on anyway.
I also started working out. I'm going to elaborate more on Paul's System and on my exercise regime - but just to tell you, I walk more now, exercise 3 times a week and use a powerplate.
Current weight: 53kg - 8.35 stones.
Weight Loss to date: 9kg or 1.42 stones.
Current size: Ranging from 6 in some shops to a 10 in others.
Here are some before/after pictures:
I'm wearing the same outfit - hopefully you guys can see the difference.
Some after photos:
I am going to be doing follow up posts regarding: Paul Mckenna, Exercise and some weight loss tips.
I haven't yet reached my ideal weight yet, but the path to this current weight hasn't been that hard. I still eat my fave foods, I eat more often now, my metabolism seems to have increased, and my skin and mood has improved a lot 'cos of the exercise. It's also a great feeling when people comment on how much you've lost.. it motivates me to maintain my current attitude to food.
Note: I am not affiliated with Paul Mckenna - I just strongly believe in his work! I've passed my book on to many friends and they too have lost weight. On some people this plan did not work because the results were slower compared to a diet and they gave up - but if you want something bad - you wouldn't give up!
Hope y'all enjoyed reading this overly long post!
Has anyone tried Paul Mckenna yet?
How do you keep healthy?
Love from Roshas xx