I’ve been on a journey that started March 1st, 2016 to get healthy. I don’t mean running my butt off or exercizing like a crazy fool but just focusing on weight loss, putting better quality foods into my body and getting rid of all the crap. For me that means a low carb mostly Keto style of eating. I’m extremely sensitive to sugar and stuff that turns to sugar in the body so this style of eating works for me. At 56 I’m not on any medication and from what I’ve seen that’s extremely unusual. I have previously been on all sorts of meds, 5 to be exact but when I got rid of the gluten in my diet in 2010 I found I didn’t need any of them. Anyway back to the whole reason for this post, at 5’3” I had gotten extremely heavy over the past 12 years, it’s crazy how the weight just keeps creeping up and I tried not to give a shit but it really did bother me a lot I just wasn’t in a place mentally to do something about it till just under two years ago when I got fed up with being obese. Since then I’ve lost 72 pounds and hit my goal weight. It’s been quite a struggle and I had 4 months where I didn’t loose a single pound but I stuck with it and the pay off was totally worth it. I’m still considered fat by the charts but honestly ya got to do what’s right for your body and I would rather stay at a weight I can maintain than yo-yo up and down the scale as I’ve done in the past.
Since I met my goal I’ve been thinking I would get myself a prize of sorts and when I saw these Doc Martin boots last Monday I knew I had found just the right item for that prize. They meet and exceed all the most important requirements for something fun that I normally wouldn’t buy myself. The boots are off the charts sparkly, the sequin is silver on the back, and I simply can’t stop smiling when I’m wearing them. It must be how Dorthy felt like the first time she tried on the red slippers!
Here I am wearing the Cleo Hoodie I stitched up from the Stitch Upon aTime pattern collection.