posted on October 31, 2011 11:47
This has been a process of self discovery as much as a weight loss journey. I now love and respect myself not only because of the person I see in the mirror but because of who I am as a whole being. I say YES a lot more! I didn’t expect this, but I now love going out and have found a joy for life and confidence which was long ago lost in the day to day routine of life.
My past relationship with food could only be described as dysfunction. I have battled with my weight all my life, “dieting” on and off since my early teens. Looking back I was really a gorgeous healthy young woman but that was not how I saw myself and this led me to embark on a cycle of starvation “diets” which ultimately always saw me “falling off the wagon” and then regaining all the weight I had lost with the extra kilos that come with yoyo dieting.
The catalyst for me to seek Ginny’s help was a blood test which revealed and elevated glucose test. I was on the fast track to type II diabetes which I saw as my ultimate self abuse. I wanted to be well, to live a long and healthy life, to set a good example for my children and to be proud of myself.
When I started working with Ginny I was seriously over weight and unwell. I was already exercising but my energy in, energy out balance was all wrong. For me it was important that I didn’t set
goals as I didn’t want to see this as a race with a start and finish line as this approach had not served me well in the past. I know it sounds cliché but this really had to be a change for life. So far I have lost 31 kg.
I now walk or exercycle most days, have completed the Milford track and have returned to netball. Along the way I have learned that I am important and now factor time for me into my busy life (most days this can be a simple as making sure I have good food choices available, remember to take my lunch and plan time for exercise) but has also included time out.
Ginny is great! She just gently walks along side me, holding me strong when I need it, guiding and imparting wisdom. She has celebrated with me, counselled me, told me off when I needed a tune up and just generally been my rock. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!