I am the slimmest I have been for a few years now. Last Summer’s clothes drown me and people I haven’t seen for a while often comment saying… “Have you lost weight?”… to which I respond, “yes, but I’m not trying to lose weight.”
Growing up. Taking on new responsibilities. Getting used to the ‘real’ World of PR – where you never really switch off. Generally settling down. These have all contributed to my weight dropping and me dropping to a baggy size 10. I eat a lot and never EVER skip a meal – I also bake and eat cakes cakes most weekends, review scrumptious foods sent to me in the post and cook and eat whatever I feel like, without counting calories – I don’t believe in calories.
Something isn’t right – with the amount of food I eat, I should be fat, but I’m still shedding the pounds.
A few months ago my weight loss was teamed up with some lumps on my neck – these were checked out by my GP and I was sent off to hospital to be poked and prodded. My tests results came back clear, which was a relief – but there was still the weight issue to takle. After a good long chat about my diet, exercise, blog and lifestyle I was simply told by a doctor that I am losing weight because I’m overworking myself (I know I work hard – but it doesn’t feel like it’s that hard). Essentially, I am working myself thin.
I don’t believe in diets, calorie counting, skipping meals and all that mumbo-jumbo. Instead I believe in feeding your body what it needs… and my body is clearly giving my permission to eat a little more than I do.
Working myself thin – who would have though it! And here was me thinking this blog would make me gain a few pounds ;).
Hayley Toothill x