finding maria joy

I haven't been happy with my weight for the last 10 years but after my miscarriage in November 2016, I seemed to pile on the weight. I wasn't eating much more or differently, I think my body was just trying to sort its self out and grief didn't help. Don't get me wrong, I was not a skinny-minny before the miscarriage, but that weight gain took me to the heaviest I have ever been in my life.

5 weeks ago on a spur of the moment decision, I joined a Slimming World group ... this week I had my 4th weigh in and I have lost 8lb in the month! I am thrilled and feel so positive ... I am beginning to see a difference in my legs and tummy, Steve says he can see a difference and his mum told him today that she could see I had lost in my face!!


Those of you that know me and know my love for essential oils will not be surprised that I am also calling on their help during this weight loss journey ... if you would like to follow along, I have an instagram account @findingmariajoy where I will share positive, motivating and sometimes funny sayings, a few meals, how I am using oils, and how I am doing!

So why finding Maria? Or should that be finding MariaJoy! Because I have always had a strong opinion on my style and what I love to wear and who I am because of that, but over the last 10 years gaining weight meant I have not felt comfortable in my larger body and the clothes I love. Not being able to express myself through my clothes has had a huge impact on my confidence and identity .... I have felt lost and not 'me'. I'm on a journey to get the body that will help me be comfortable in the clothes I love, find my style again and be the healthiest version of me I can be! We only have one body, we need to look after mine!

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