I like to change up my style, especially as the seasons begin to turn. Lately I’ve been updating my wardrobe with some skinny jeans, something I would have stayed away from a while ago. I’m feeling good in my skin and many of you have noticed that I’ve lost a bit of weight this year. Loosing weight wasn’t something I did consciously to begin with. I think the pounds began to come off around the start of the year when I started my new job. With a change of routine and new focus in my life, I must have started snacking a little less but didn’t really realise I was making this change until around April time when I felt my clothes getting looser on me.
My weight loss over the last six months or so has been very gradual. I am most definitely not on a weight loss diet but after noticing some weight loss I was pleased and it naturally made me want to keep the momentum going. I am prone to ‘grazing’ – a bag of crisps here, a few biscuits there – and I’ve tried to stop snacking so much. Sometimes it’s very small changes to your diet that can make a real difference over time.
Like many, my weight has fluctuated over the years. I comfort ate a lot when I was around fourteen/fifteen and ended up being quite overweight. I think I was sixteen when I started Weight Watchers and I lost about three stone in total (this was over a long period of time). I felt great for it but then when I left school, did Camp America and started university the weight began to creep on a bit. I tried going back on the Weight Watchers regime but my heart wasn’t in it so much. I didn’t want to be so strict with myself when it came to food. Then shortly after I started going out with Phill and graduated weight began to very gradually fall off me. Again this was just a change in my my routine and eating habits.
For me what size I am is not the be-all and end-all. I don’t own a set of scales and being healthy and happy is my priority. I love clothes and I try and dress for my shape. Of course it feels good to be looking a little leaner but the main thing is feeling good in myself and in my life.
Phill took these photos for me at the weekend after I got my hair done. I got more colour put through my hair and had a good few inches chopped off. I really like it! Alana and Lindsay at Peter Mark Hair Salon in Belfast did a great job. Boy would I love someone to blow-dry my hair every week!