I think it’s about time I posted!

Here’s a recent meal of mine which is super yummy, it’s vegetable carbonara! I’ve used mushrooms and thinly sliced zucchini fried with bacon. The sauce is cream, egg yolk, Parmesan, nutmeg and s&p! Truly satisfying and very filling.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the effects of losing all the weight has on my confidence and body image. Boy I have really changed as a person and still can’t believe how big I was. I’m constantly reminding myself where I have come from, not to get too cocky and how I never want to go back to being that person. The weight really affected me on so many levels and each kilo I’ve lost has peeled back a layer of my true self.

The other thing that has affected me recently is hormones! To cut a long story short I ended up in hospital last month with some girl trouble and have since seen a specialist as it freaked me out a little. He said that losing all that weight is unbelievably awesome but it is a real shock for your body and can throw your hormones out of whack, eventually they will sort themselves out so that’s a relief! Apparently when you gain weight you store excess estrogen’s in your body fat so when you start losing weight the excess estrogen’s are dumped into your blood stream and that can have some icky effects so to speak, at least this is how I understand it πŸ˜‰

Weight wise I have plateaued recently around that 67-68kg mark but this morning was an all time low of 65.9kg!! I’m so stoked and can’t believe I’m finally in a normal weight range, no longer considered overweight which is a pretty amazing achievement if I do say so myself!