Where did this journey to being well begin?
At 10, while being measured by a tailor for a mouse costume for a ballet performance, I was made aware for the first time that my measurements were not “mouse-like”. I was certainly larger than the other girl-mice in the performance. It didn’t matter to the tailor that I was 2 to 3 years older than the other “mice”, I just had a large waist according to Madam Tailor. So the 10 year old in me, sucked in her tummy during measurement taking, only to end up with a tailored costume that looked even tighter on me than it should have. I looked more like Porky Pig on stage than a mouse. Looking back, I can see the humor in this!
At 12, I started one crazy diet after another. At 12 I stunted my growth. At 12 I wanted to understand how to lose weight and keep it off. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep it off. I would lose the same 2 kilos (around 5lbs) and regain it over and over again. Sometimes, I would gain an extra 2 kilos after I stopped my diet.
As I approach my 45th birthday, my weight and body are stable. I like my size. I like my weight. I like my health. I am 1.6m tall and generally weight 46-47kg on most days. I seldom fall ill, even when I am around people who are down with colds and fevers. I like the surprising amount and wide variety of foods that I can eat – not just salads, but hearty foods like chicken, steak, burgers and fries. And I enjoy being well.
If you are interested in finding out how I reboosted my metabolic rate and rebalanced key hormones in my body that now allow me to eat more and much better than I have in years, follow me on my blog as I reveal what I did and what I do now to maintain my overall well-being.