Monday, 30 January 2012

It's weighing on my mind.

I get a lot of enjoyment reading blogs and following the lives, successes and disappointments of fellow sewers. A few of the writers of the blogs I follow are on a journey to health and it has inspired me to look at my own health - or lack thereof.

I have been a big lass since I started to pile on weight at age 7 and I didn't stop. Back in 2005 I joined a gym where I exercised and had a weekly personal trainer. I lost about 20kgs and heaps of inches over the course of almost 2 years.

Then my work circumstances changed and I left the gym and I have since gained the weight back and all those pesky kgs brought friends back with them and so I have put on even more weight.

Now - I am not a big eater. I am not one of these people that eat 2 plates of food - or even large amounts on one plate. My problem is the types of food I eat AND THAT I DON'T MOVE!!

My aim is not become thin - this will not happen and I am realistic. My aim is to send those pesky 20+kgs back to where they were when I stopped going to the gym and to look and feel a bit better.

One of my motivations is I have all of this beautiful fabric and I can image beautiful garments that will look a bit better on me when I lose the weight.

And I have a confession to make..... remember the blog about breaking my fabric fast - well it well and truly broke and I have had a touch of fabric fever since then. And look what was just delivered all the way from the USA:


There are some gorgeous fabrics in these boxes (already opened and drooled over) and I have already allocated them patterns in OneNote. I will still be sewing according to my plan - no use waiting and it is all good practice. But I will be making smaller garments within the year.... How small ... well we shall wait and see.

ANNOUNCEMENT - THIS IS NOT GOING TO TURN INTO A WEIGHT LOSS BLOG!

BUT

I WANT TO PUT THIS OUT THERE! Both as a motivation to myself - now that I have announced it I will be able to keep to it better - and also I enjoy seeing the people that I have "met" through their blogs get smaller and I am hoping that I will get the same motivation from others.

Let's see how I go.

5 comments:

  1. So....what's in the boxes? Do share. Good luck on your weight loss journey, please keep us posted.

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  2. Good on you for choosing the health road. Love to see your fabrics!

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  3. Hi BeaJay, Don't diet - as you know it's not worth it as you put the weight back on. Eat in a healthy way by cutting down greatly on all those fatty foods etc and most important exercise more - try walking for an hour a day. ( during the hot months it's very difficult to exercise.) I agree that sewing your own clothes does provide motivation. Looking forward to seeing your fabrics.

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  4. Striving to be healthier is always a great choice. We can provide mutual support to one another on this journey.

    Even if I didn't lose another pound, I would be happy that I can now walk (sprint) up a flight of stairs without having to sit down immediately afterwards. Although, I do admit to some vanity (okay, a lot), my main focus is on how I feel.

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  5. BeaJay - I don't diet but I stay healthy by using the treadmill at the gym at my job (now isn't that convenient! *LOL*) and trying to do a few exercises every week. I'm pass the stage where I want to be skinny and my SO likes me as I am but healthy now that's important since I have ALOT of fabric left to sew! Good luck with this!

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