As Special K is 30 this year, I was invited to join in the Britmums/SpecialK "How I've Changed Linky Challenge".
Back in the day I didn't actually eat cereal, or in fact drink tea, as I have a bit of an aversion to milk. These days I drink black tea, and enjoy cereal as a healthier alternative to crisps. I would also add that I was sent a packet to try, but had to buy another packet as the kids devoured it before I could! I really liked it, and if the kids like it too then its a win win :)
I guess a rewind is in order.
I was a very active girl, from a young age, I swam most mornings at 6am, had dancing classes a couple of times a week, then a show on a Saturday daytime, followed by a gala somewhere in the country. I became Southern Counties Butterfly Champion and by the age of 12 I had all my dance exams, just my teachers to go, which you had to be 16 for.
When I turned 30 there was a huge change, an ex husband down, I met Chris and I honestly just changed. It was evident that Chris didn't actually care about my size, and I stopped the bulimia almost overnight? Maturity, being settled, being happy? Who knows, but I do know that having stopped all that, I lost weight naturally and was back in a size 12 (this had become my holy grail). Many years of stability followed, but it's fair to say that I will always be conscious of what I eat - the one thing have suffered eating disorders has given me is a vast knowledge of food types, and I constantly check nutrition details for calories, sugars and fats - ok Carbs too and protein, ok the lot, well that's not such a bad thing is it?
Anyhoo, FAST FORWARD - am now 46 (has it really be 30 years) married with 2 children, I had my first at 37 and my second at near 41............
2 sections at my age took their toll. I tried to lose that blasted apron through exercise, but frankly the body had given up. SO, I did what any other rational(?) person upset with themselves would do - that's right, book a tummy tuck (I blogged it here).
If you managed to get to the end of this post without falling asleep, then well done you and thanks for listening.
Here's to another 30 years!