Christina-before & afterMy name is Christina. I’m 31 years of age, married with two children and I have discovered that writing about yourself is actually more difficult and harder than you would think!, especially when trying to find the words to explain how and why you let yourself get so obese and stay that way for such a long time.  I honestly don’t have any reason and no matter how many things I tell myself, it’s all just excuses… I always just gave up on myself, I never really believed in myself enough and it was easier for me to pig out on junk food to try and make myself feel better and deny what was happening to me than to just get up and exercise.  If I had put as much effort into working on being healthy as I did on being in denial I would have lost the weight a lot faster 🙂

I am lucky because I have a very loving husband who has always loved me for me and never pushed me to lose the weight. He once told me that when I really wanted the change something would click and he was right.  I guess my breaking point in really wanting to change my life was fear of not being around for my two beautiful children.  I had to have surgery last year for something unrelated and when the doctor wrote down my weight for my file, next to it he wrote the words ‘morbidly obese’ and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I wanted to cry right then and there, I had let myself get morbidly obese and a part of my heart broke that day and I swore to myself that I was going to change that, I was going to get healthy for myself and for my children so that I would be around to watch them grow old like it should be…

That is what has led me here today. I won’t bore you with any more stories from my past, as that is my past now and I don’t ever plan on going back to that girl!

My husband found the keto diet as he was searching for a solution to his diabetes and we watched a movie together called ‘Cereal Killers’. It changed both of our lives because from that point we both cut sugar and we started our Keto journey.  I have to admit we picked the wrong time to start as it was Christmas time but we got through it, and we haven’t looked back since.

I have never actually uttered these words out aloud before to anyone as I was always so ashamed but at my heaviest, just after my son was born last year, I weighed 150 kg. As of today however, I weigh 124.5 kg.  Losing that 25.5 kg has been amazing, I am feeling so much healthier, I no longer crave sweet treats or junk food and I have even just recently joined a gym which is a massive step for me.  It is a shame that I didn’t start recording all my data from when we actually started Keto but my goal now is to keep track and share my progress with you all.

A lot of people don’t get why I would want to eat the way that I do and they don’t understand the keto lifestyle and think that eating a lot of fat is just insane! So that is something I would like to change, I want to share my knowledge and what I have learnt with you all and even share the ups, the downs and everything in between.

I hope you can find something useful in my blogs and perhaps even get inspired.  I will regularly keep you updated on all my weight loss stats and tomorrow I am even going for a body scan so I will post my results from that (ahh scary) and then hopefully when I do another one in six months time, we will have some dramatic change in the results!

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