so happy, all produce in the fridge is officially organic yay
Tommorow’s a brand new start :)
Lemon Chickpea Pasta with Parsley Pesto
A little bit about me -
Currently I am an almost 18 year old (2 months yay), in my last (an even more enthusiastic yay) year of high school and an aspiring beauty therapist branching off to nail technology and makeup artistry. I’ve never been overweight, although I have also never been ‘skinny’ and have always held little self-confidence in my body due to my main obsession of dislike of my ‘muffin top’ and belly area where my body fat seems to unfortunately congregate. I have always eaten relitively healthy, personally actually prefering healthy options over unhealthy ones and I hold a hate for chips and soda drinks although a terrible weakness for anything chocolate! My lack of self-confidence has always been there, I would worry about the clothes I was wearing, I would worry about how friends/family/boys would view me and would just simply feel fat! That’s when a down-travelling spiral began at the age of 14 - skipping my breakfasts and lunches and making ‘i feel sick’ excuses at the dinner table, I would hide as much as I could but after a week I would binge on anything and everything I could find, eating untill I truely felt physically ill and back on my restricted eating the next day. After 3 years of this sickening cycle it is simple to say that I did not loose any weight and after my ‘binge’ it would go right back on plus more! I cannot put a date or reason on my mindsets change, but I soon realised that I could not continue this way (especially after a personal health issue) and I needed to eat healthy and eat more alongside exercise! After about a month of no processed foods and only water and green tea I felt incredibly more energetic, had lost 3kg’s and my skin, hair and nails were improving every day! Of course I still have my days where I ‘binge’ and my negative thoughts tend to make me think ‘the damage is done now, let’s just continue’, but that is all just part of the journey and I have come so far! I am currently 53kgs - my aim is to get down to 50kgs which I know is possible, be as healthy as possible with food intake and exercise and to GET GONE TO THESE STUPID SIDE PILLOWS! I want to look amazing for my 18th, my graduation formal and summer and prove everyone wrong which said it was impossible, that is my dream and i will make it.