Hey everyone. I have been so so bad with updating my blog lately and I’ve missed it incredibly but I haven’t been in the right frame of mind for sharing these past few weeks to be honest, but all that is about to change so prepare to be bombarded. These past few weeks (I think at least 3 maybe even longer) I have had so much going on with the kids and life in general that I’ve not been myself. I was certainly not in any kind of mood for Slimming World. I had no room in my brain for this kind of commitment and the determination had completely left me, but I’m back. With a totally fresh approach and am back in full swing.
Over the past 3 or 4 weeks I gained pretty much every week, my meals are always pretty much on plan but then something would happen and I would just be like ‘F this…pass me that cake!!’. With so much going on all three of my children are going through big changes right now, my eldest has been picking his GCSE’S, my youngest son has finally been given a place in a special school plus lots of new therapies started for him and finally my daughter has just started on her journey towards possible diagnosis of ASD. So as you can imagine sometimes I just needed that damn ice cream, no questions asked. Then of course the more you gain the more you give up. I soon found, all other things aside Mum duties, housewife life (and all my other roles) the one role that was getting more and more miserable was me. Natalie. After thinking it over it was my body confidence that was starting to crumble a bit. Now I’ve never been a big girl, and most people would argue that just because I’m smaller means I should have a complex with my body (you’d be wrong) but I’ve always said you need to be happy in the skin you are in and I wasn’t. Not even a little bit.
When I started Slimming World back in May 2016, after a few months and a few pounds down I noticed a smile again. A feeling of pride when I would get a lovely comment from a friend or even a sideways glance from some guy at the supermarket. It all helps. Mostly I was happy in my skin. Over the past few months I’ve had such a full on life at home that something had to give, and it had to be me. I’m a Mum and a Wife, I couldn’t be me as well there was just no time. Then I started my photography course and I could see a little glimpse of me in the mirror again, things had to change I couldn’t just disappear all together. Slimming World gives me the ability to love my outside which in turn gives me the ability to love my inside, which when your a Mum is super important because you often come last in the pecking order and it’s not an easy job.
So long story short, I’m back. Back on plan with a bang and feeling fantastic, excited and my mind is healthy again. At group this week I lost 3lb and am now 6lb away from the new target I set myself, which I would like to loose before my anniversary at the end of July. One of the few nights a year we have away from the kids, so to have an even bigger boost in confidence will work wonders for that night and my husband will definitely be pleased with that 😉.
Natalie Abraham AKA Mostly Mummy