2012 has been such a special year for me. I grew up a little bit, appreciated my family a lot more and got into Grad School, moved back to the UK and kept love in my heart.
I have always been confident, had many friends and always felt pretty no matter what size I've been. I've been lucky because I hear stories all the time about people who are truly suffering and are lacking confidence due to their weight. That breaks my heart. But of course - I like everyone else have bad days where I feel fat and disgusting and I most certainly don’t feel like running around in a bikini with thunder thighs any time soon. (Thank god its winter...)
This year I really want to focus on my health! New Year’s resolutions have never really worked out for me because I would always make up unrealistic goals for myself that I wouldn't follow through with. Since 2008, I've lost more than 20 kilos but now I’m stuck exactly ten kilos above where I want to be. I realize that It gets harder to lose weight the smaller you become.. But at the same time it also gets easier and easier to be healthy because you teach yourself healthy habits along the way.
I have tried every diet possible and now I know that not every diet will work for me because everyone’s body is different. I can exercise and eat next to nothing and still not lose weight. So simply counting calories does not work for me. I need to eliminate all carbs and fruit because it makes my blood sugar rise. When my blood sugar is low, my body goes into a process called ketosis where my body starts burning fat for fuel. It’s a good diet for me because I get to eat loads of meets and veggies, nuts and berries without starving. Since the beginning of this month I have already lost 8 pounds so obviously it works well for me because I’m learning to appreciate healthy food.
I did this diet in 2007 after gaining the freshmen…. Well it was way more than fifteen pounds. Basically I had moved from Asia to the UK so I was overly tempted by everything delicious the UK had to offer. Anyway I've had 'a couple of years' break now before attempting this diet again. I've tried other diets in the meantime but they just didn't work out. So now I’m trying again to lose those last few kilos.. Wish me luck.
Oh and of course…. I wish everyone a beautiful year ahead.