Hi, I’m Nadine,
Thanks for taking the time to take a peek at my blog.
You might be wondering who I am and why I’ve decided to write this, so let me explain.
I am a 43 year old mum of three full on kids, with a naughty golden retriever, an overworked husband and very busy but rewarding job as a childminder!
Although I consider myself to be a very capable person, and I have a very full and busy life, I have one big dilemma; one which has overshadowed most of my adult life. My problem is that I’m almost 4 stone overweight, and no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to lose it.
It’s not that I don’t know what to do either. I have studied this subject in depth for years and tried every weight loss plan and weird diet out there. The problem is in my head. You see, I am a food addict.
I have relied on food for as long as I can remember as a source of comfort and security, and now use it to deal with everything that life throws at me. In the same way that a drinker would reach for a glass of wine or a smoker might be desperate for a fag, my first response in most situations is to turn to food. Consequently, I have a very unhealthy relationship with food and am stuck in a never ending cycle of dieting – losing weight- falling off the wagon – putting it all back on again and so it continues.
So I think it’s time to try something new, which is why I have decided to write this blog. In the past I have always been a relatively secret dieter. I think I always knew in my heart of hearts that I wouldn’t stick at it and by keeping it secret, I wasn’t accountable to anyone. Well, I think it’s time to rewrite the rules. So I have decided to write about my weight loss journey; the ups and downs, my difficulties and successes.
Along the way, I hope to try and understand how I have come to develop the relationship with food that I have. I want to find new strategies to cope with life without always needing to turn to food. Ultimately, I just want to be healthy and happy. Maybe you can relate to my story. If you can then I would sure love to hear from you. I know I’m not the only one who battles like I do, but it can feel like a very lonely place sometimes. Perhaps you would like to join me on my journey? I would certainly enjoy your company.