Realization and Action
By January 2021, I was devastated to see the 4kg I had gained take a toll on my happiness. Determined to reclaim my well-being, I embarked on a journey of clean eating. I started my days with nutritious breakfasts consisting of fruits, oats, or cereals. For lunch, I reduced my rice portions and increased my vegetable intake. Dinner transformed into satisfying servings of hearty salads or nourishing soups, all while continuing my flow yoga practice. Each passing month saw me shedding 1kg, and by mid-2021, I successfully shed the 4 kilos that had weighed me down. However, I decided to maintain my weight at 46kg and remained committed to my clean eating habits.
The journey taught me never to take my weight for granted. Dressing up for special occasions became a challenge when my clothes no longer fit, causing me to withdraw and make excuses to avoid socializing. I realized my discomfort with my weight was not just physical but also deeply impacted my self-confidence. Furthermore, I acknowledged the detrimental effects of excessive sugar consumption on weight management. Avoiding heavy meals at night and minimizing snacking, except for occasional indulgences during the day, became integral to my routine.
I share my weight loss journey in the hopes that it serves as a valuable resource for those seeking to shed extra pounds or maintain a healthy weight. It is crucial to be mindful of what we eat and avoid overindulgence. Remembering never to take our weight for granted can spare us the disappointment of not fitting into our favorite clothes and preserve our self-confidence. May my experiences inspire you on your own path to a healthier lifestyle.