I’ve changed my mind a million times about the direction I want this page to go in! The last 2 weeks I haven’t been afraid to show the real me, so scared what people from my past would think of me because I’m not a “Christian” but I seriously don’t give a shit anymore! I’ve never felt more love for myself ever or for where I am and I trust the universe has my back! I won’t try and fit in anymore I’m going to stand out and like the card says there is nothing sexier than my authentic self and I love me!! #theuniversehasyourback#theuniversehasyourbackdeck#iloveme#selflove#itsoktochangeyourmind#love
I’ve never done a face to face Friday - I honestly have so much trouble looking back at these photos because I didn’t know who that Alana was! Nearly 200kgs and I use to say I was in the grave trying to claw my way out!! Truth is that gastric bypass didn’t see me reach my goal and I stopped losing weight about 2 years ago only 6 months after the surgery. To say I was discouraged is an under statement! I’ve been through so much in that time and even since the photo on the right was taken I have literally evolved about 5 times over! I’m so incredibly proud of how far I’ve come even if I haven’t reached my ultimate goal! I pray with each passing day I can align my health for the purpose of me never gaining it back again! I hope anyone on this journey finds the courage to question your why! So cheers to face to face Friday’s giving you reason to look back at the long journey you’ve been on to accepting your real self!!!
This weekend, I watched a number of presentation by Dr. Jason Fung, a Canadian nephrologist (a medical doctor whose area of speciality is the kidney and its related disease). He’s a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting and LCHF (low carb high fat), especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes. You can find several of Dr. Fung's presentations on YouTube. I was so intrigued by what I learnt, I bought his Amazon kindle book, #theobesitycode .
For me, the struggle to lose weight is very personal. I struggle with my own weight and sadly, 80% of my mother's siblings (my aunts and uncles) died from diabetic related complications. My maternal grandmother never recovered from being in a diabetic coma and of her ten (10) children, only my mother and one (1) of her older brother's are the survivors of this dreadful disease.
I am not interested in fad diets and animal-related studies on obesity where mice were used as part of the experiment--Dr. Fung's is of the same opinion. Just like his YouTube videos, this book is truly eye-opening.