It’s not sustainable… they said…

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A year ago, I was 10 weeks into my banting journey and 12kg’s down already. When I first started out on this journey I took a lot of flack from people. I was ridiculed and made fun of, there was much eye rolling and sighing every time I talked about banting and the general consensus was that it wasn’t healthy and it wasn’t sustainable.

Well….

Hahahahahahaha <—– That’s me, getting the last laugh!

The most incredible thing about my banting journey is just how strong and healthy I have become. Obesity and modern diet guidelines made me sick, banting has made me healthy, it made me strong.

My weight loss has slowed down quite a bit in the last couple of months, I think this is due largely to how close I am to goal weight but also because of how hard I’ve been training for Oceans over the past couple of months. While the kg’s have not been coming down, my body shape has started to drastically change, my before and after photo’s for the transformation article that appeared in Fitness Magazine’s Fat Loss edition, are no longer really relevant. I look quite different now. Most notably, my legs, they are much trimmer and more muscular than before. My arms have also changed shape quite dramatically and I’ve noticed that a lot of the loose skin I had has started to look firmer. I still have some loose skin above my knees and in my neck but the rest is hardly even noticeable anymore.

I’m still coming to terms with my new shape and my new body. I still get a surprise when I see my reflection in a window or mirror, it’s still hard for me to believe that the image being reflected back at me is really me. I still really can’t believe that I was able to do what I did last year. I was so defeated by obesity for so very long that it still sometimes feels like a dream.

And I LOVE that my story is used to inspire others.

Yesterday, Lose It magazine contacted me to ask me if they could rerun my story featured in their January edition, on their Ladies Who LCHF so, for those of you who haven’t had an opportunity to read the full article on my banting success, here it is:

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If you’re keen to learn how to follow the LCHF revolution, you can sign up for the Real Meal Revolutions Beginner Banting Online Course here:

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March 24, 2015
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18 Comments

  • Reply Robynne

    Incredible. Have followed your journey and you are an inspiration to us all. Well done 🙂

    March 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Dave

    Sigh. I am one of those who normally ridicule. But how can I do that in the face of this incredible transformation? To read the positivity in your post, to read you talking about doing things I still feel are utterly beyond me – like a half or full marathon! How can I ridicule and begrudge you this phenomenal improvement in your quality of life?
    Bloody well done, Sharon! That is inspiring!

    March 24, 2015 at 7:28 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      Thanks Dave!

      March 25, 2015 at 8:36 am

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