Back On The Wagon

So my last post wasn’t filled with exciting weight loss news… although i had reevaluated where I was at and where I want to be. I also mentioned my  decision to invest in myself. Let me tell you more:

Diets…. are the mother of all evil. Period.

Why? because you follow this plan and achieve weight loss but it is simply not sustainable so any euphoria is relatively short lived. Age I have found is a massive determinant in weight. My younger self could ‘crash’ diet and lose 6 pounds just like that! my older (and wiser self!) has found that i could not eat and gain that in a matter of days.

I needed a lifestyle change so sort out Dawn Swinley of Mode De Vie. Known as The Drop a Dress Size Coach she is a nutrition and wellness coach and with over 10 years of expertise the perfect person to kick start my new lifestyle.

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Dawn Swinley, Mode de Vie

After our initial chat about my current lifestyle and some simple questionnaires later we have determined not only my body type but my bodys metabolism type. I now have a detailed step by step eating plan – and guess what – its REAL FOOD!! Ok don’t get me wrong its not all chocolate and cream and Im sure at some point i’ll get the diet blues but I am actually excited by the food and not by the weight loss.

Of course Christmas is just around the corner so we have decided to start introducing some of the foods into my diet (to get hubby used to them as I am not going to be cooking twice of an evening!) and am looking start  January 2017.

If your looking for a lifestyle change that allows you to meet not just your weight but health goals too then Dawns ya gal.

 

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About Dawn

Dawn is a qualified nutritionist  with 10 years experience she is registered with the Complimentary Medical Association, who promote ethical, responsible, professional complementary medicine to the public and the medical profession and is a practitioner for Cytoplan. Cytoplan is an Independent British practitioner-dedicated supplement company, wholly owned by a charitable foundation.

Dawn has developed several wellness solutions for different time frames and stages in your life.

Mode de vie – http://mode-de-vie.co.uk/

Tel: 01452 617221

Email: dawn@mode-de-vie.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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Wedding Weight Vs. Baby Weight

I know this is a wedding blog, those in the no are aware that I have a 6 month little girl, Ava who is just the cutest and most adorable bundle ever, but then i’m biased. I’m also mummy to Bella who is 3 going on 13 – i’m pretty sure I was told that it was the teenage years where the fun started not the toddler ones!

To be honest having my first child was a breeze, I was back in my skinny jeans within 3 weeks and seemed to shed any baby weight with a click of the fingers. However having my second child I just seem chubby and whatever I do it isn’t disappearing fast… well its just not disappearing at any rate.

It got me thinking to when I was getting married and although I wasn’t overweight, like all Brides I wanted to lose a few lbs to ensure I looked my absolute best on my wedding day… or it could have been because someone told me that pictures add pounds….who knows.

Thinking back, how I feel now is the same as those months in the run up to my wedding…. I feel chubby, tired, constantly worrying that my skin isn’t glowing and my hair is looking a bit lack lustre and that the tightness of my clothes make me look like Vicky Pollard.

So for all you Brides I shall be charting what I’m going to be getting up to over the next 8 weeks – yup I have given myself a two month deadline to shift the bulge (i need to lose one and a half stone to be my pre-pregnancy and wedding weight!)

I’ll be documenting what works and what doesn’t and using a variety of different methods to achieve my target weight.

Wish me luck, as a self confessed foodie this may be quite the battle………….

 

Sophie

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