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I never thought I had the motivation to make a change to my lifestyle and eating habits but after a few rough months and lots of heartache.

I decided it was time to make drastic changes.

I didn’t want to just lose the weight that was holding me back but I wanted to work on my self-worth and learn to love myself again.
Over the past ten years, as I’ve gradually yoyo dieted and lost and gained weight.

I’ve been aware of so many changes – not just in my body but life in general.

But this time round I’ve worked my hardest.

Here are 10 things that you don’t expect to happen when you lose weight…

1.Your skin will loosen and head to your feet.

I know, gross. Once you start dropping the pounds, everyone experiences this and its not always exercise that helps with excess skin in fact it doesn’t hardly help at all.

This has to be one of my main issues at the moment it’s been getting to me that bad I’ve actually consulted two private medical practices to ask about paid surgery to remove excess skin.

It’s unbearable at times.

2. Itchy skin and sore stretch marks.

If you have lost weight and have stretch marks from either having children or rapid weight gain.

The healing process of shrinking stretch marks is terrible if you have this problem too then you feel my pain.

3.Your boobs will shrink.

I miss the fullness of my boobs.

Don’t get me wrong, they are still a good handful but not quite what they were.

I’ve reversed two cup sizes which is good for me due to less back pain and better fitting underwear.

4.You feel guilty for even looking at a freddo

I’m more relaxed with my eating now but in the first few months I would feel so guilty if I ate something ‘naughty’. Do allow yourself treats (weekends are a good time for this) but in moderation, of course!

5.You become a boring .

I’m sure I’ve bored friends and family with my nutritional advice as they bite into a sandwich. Sorry.

It’s just because you feel so passionate about your own body and taking care of it you just try and help others.

That can sometimes come across as being over boring with annoying weight loss information.

6. Constantly having to be careful when buying new items of clothing.

This should be enjoyable and a happier side of weightloss infact the whole thing just stresses me out, down to remembering you don’t need your past bigger sizes.

To not wanting to spend a small fortune on clothes that may not fit you after more increased weightloss.

7. The true understanding that being thin doesn’t make you happier.

True statement there, just because being thin changes your body and mental attitude it doesn’t mean that all your problems will disappear.

Remember that your weight doesn’t define you as a person.

8. Maintaining the weight loss.

Maintenance can be even harder than losing the weight itself. When I began my journey, I was fueled by success, non-scale victories, and a newfound confidence I gained from becoming a healthier and happier me. But once I began to reach that weight range I’d been gunning for, I started to think, β€œWell, I’ve already lost a ton of weight.

So adapting my future healthy eating plan for long term process wasn’t going to be easy.

9. My relationships with friends and family have changed; some have grown stronger, and some have become more distant.

When you embark on a big lifestyle change like this, you aren’t just adjusting your eating habits and physical activity. Your interests, hobbies, and thought processes change, too. Even my relationships have changed.
Some friendships have grown apart, because our relationships were so heavily fueled by social drinking and eating.

I think the hardest part about this lifestyle change is that I never anticipated my friendships would shift.

10. I am still scared that I will spiral out of control and gain everything back.

This is an irrational thought, but it is also a very real one. It is especially heightened when I’m traveling or enjoying life and I go in the β€œfuck it, I’m on vacation” mode, and I binge to the point where I’m not sure I can come back from it.

Like going hard on sweets or alcohol hiding it from friends out of guilt, or overeating in general.

I’m aware that this is a problem for me, and it terrifies me when I lose control that way.

While I would be upset if I reversed my hard work, I think there’s a deeper fear there of disappointing everyone else and having my failure displayed on a very public level.

So there you have it the truth that no one tells you during the process of losing weight…

I hope I’ve helped 😊

Love to you all

Stacie xx

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Todays Article highlights the health benefits when applying Apple Cider Vinegar to you’re daily diet routine.

I must make you aware that this post is strictly from a non professional view I’m not a doctor its my own views on the product alone.

I decided to add Apple Cider Vinegar to my diet when I first started my exante diet program.

Ive seen remarkable changes in my health and wellbeing just from applying this wonderful product to my daily diet.

So lets get straight to it.

What is the consistency of Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice from crushed apples. Like apple juice, apple cider vinegar may contain various vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fibre.

Apple cider vinegar may also contain acetic acid and citric acid. But it can be hard to know exactly what’s in some apple cider vinegar products.

When purchasing Apple Cider Vinegar must have the mother still present.

Raw vinegar with the mother contains probiotics, enzymes and nutrients. These things are removed through filtering and heating.

This is why its important to purchase a raw product in order to receive full health benifits from it

Lets us now move on to the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar shown below πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

I have definitely noticed its help my bloating stomach after eating.

I also feel fuller after each meal.

It’s helped my skin and my hair growth and I now have a lot more energy.

It’s definitely helped with my blood sugar levels.

Now on to the method of actually consuming apple cider vinegar.

Never consume straight from the bottle always dilute in water I normally fill a half pint glass half way up with water then add the apple cider vinegar
A typical dose is 1–2 tablespoons (15–30 ml) mixed with water and taken before or after meals.

I sometimes use it on my salads too.

I feel its definitely helped me loose weight alongside my diet plan it just works well together and it’s only three calories so not bad in all.

The taste isn’t fantastic but nothing that’s good for you ever is I normally just take a shot and it’s over with.

Then I’m ready to go about my day.

You can purchase apple cider with the mother at any health food store or local supermarket.

I normally get mine from aldi supermarket.

It’s relatively cheap so apple cider gets a…..

From me give it a go but there is plenty of more scientific resources available online you can research before you buy.

Please check out side effects before use.

I hope I’ve enlightened you all to give it a go you will see amazing results.

Love Stacie xx

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Afternoon everyone.

I wanted to share a blog with you all this afternoon about my mental issues and my weight loss.

I know quite a few people that would benefit from this blog post so I decided to share my thoughts and experiences surrounding the Mental affects of loosing weight and how I’ve been dealing with it.

I hope whoever reads my blog will find it helpful.

Isn’t it just fabulous when you loose weight.

In just over seven months I’ve managed to loose three and a half stone on the exante diet.

I couldn’t be any happier I’ve actually achieved something and most importantly have actually stuck to a diet by the third week I’ve normally given up but no I was determined to do it so I have.

I’ve had the odd blip along the way but that’s normally when I’m under stress and I have to say won’t give my Sunday dinners or the odd gin up for no one that’s my weekly treat.

One thing I’ve had issues with is clothes and my mental health.

I haven’t had a problem purchasing clothes at times I’ve thought oh lord somebody take my bank card off me.

But what I’ve have had issues with is the mental side of loosing weight.

My whole style has changed because I no longer feel that I need to cover up every part of my body.

Or look in the mirror and hate the way I see myself.

One of the issues I’ve had is when I’ve been shopping online I’ve been automatically looking at my original pre weightloss size it happens everytime I still forget even now.

It’s so nice to to say I can’t purchase that as its not in a plus size range.

Not that I’m being biased about other ranges.

But after so long of liking clothing that I would feel silly in due to my size.

I can now shop anywhere and know I will find something I will like in my new size and feel amazing in the style and colours of my choice.

Instead of looking like a member of the adams family.

Now I don’t have to feel that way any more but again your mind can have a negative impact on your desired outcome if you let it.

I popped out today to a bit of essential and non essential shopping.

Its been a while since I’ve set foot in a proper clothing store other than primark.

So I decided to go into newlook my local store in town hasn’t got a plus size range but I’ve always gone for the biggest size they stock.

Looking through the clothing racks not touching anything was hard expecially when you’re trying to work out sizes.

But needs must my brain was saying to me you need biggest size they have.

I actually stood their for a while thinking what the hell am I doing I don’t need the biggest size anymore.

Put my normal size back and picked up my new clothing size.

I’m not sure if I will get used to being a small size its been a very long time since I’ve been in a smaller size.

I cannot express how emotional I am to be able to get my whole bottom half of Me in a size 14 trousers from a store like new look and know I’ve achieved that outcome from my own determination.

Normally i wouldn’t of been able to get my ankles in a size 14 never mind my whole bottom half of my body.

It’s so difficult to train your own mind after years of negative thoughts about your own body.

It’s affected me both mentally and physically and its also affected my relationships with past partners.

Really knocked my confidence.

But In time I hope I can change my shopping mindset still i can’t believe I’m a completely different person and with the transformation still ongoing I just suppose it will take some getting used to and a whole lot of Selflove.

Today’s purchase #newlook

Love to you all.

Stacie xxxx

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Afternoon all.

Here is a little five month update on my exante diet i hope you enjoy ❀️
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