It has been a year now since I started my healthy living journey.
I’m proud and thankful to achieve my current weight of 67kg (sometimes 66kg) through plant based eating with no cooking oil and less processed food. Of course, it was not an easy journey. It has been a tough ride and up to now I am still navigating my way.
There’s always a learning curve. There’s always pitfalls. I stumbled, not once, but many times. I cave in sometimes to my cravings. There were days I was too lazy to lace my shoes and exercise.
But life goes on. Another day comes, another new opportunity to make again the right choice – clean eating and exercising.
Yesterday I have been browsing my photos in my phone. I was amazed of how far I have come from compared a year ago. It’s from 83kg (or even more but I stopped weighing myself ashamed to be confronted of the real number in the weighing scale) to now, 67kg.
Most of my clothes have been repaired, made it smaller to fit better. Those old clothes, which I hid because it’s too tight to wear, are now back in my closets and I have been using it regularly. Those t-shirts that used to look like a ‘fit blouse’ to me are now back to its original purpose, a t-shirt.
I used to hate selfies too because it would take me time to find the right angle to project the slimmer version of me. But now, I began loving selfies.
Now my only concern is just to find the right angle that looks best for me. I don’t whine anymore after the photos are taken (unlike before I used to curse why I was looking fat in the photo. I guess, I was in denial that indeed I was obese.) Now I am okay with it.
I realized also yesterday that I am okay now with my body. I am not keen of achieving anymore the 58kg, my earlier goal. I think I would look very skinny at this weight which I don’t like.
I am happy with my weight now and all I wish is to maintain it. My priority now is to tone my body and increase my level of physical activity.
I am not yet sure how. I haven’t figured out the details yet.
All I know is that healthy living is a choice, a constant choice that I make everyday.
Cheers to healthy living!