Torture is not a word that I often use loosely. But when it comes to decadent desserts, it is the only word that seems appropriate. As women it is so important to make sure that we are well nourished. However, in nourishing ourselves, it would be unloving to forget those connected to us, right? This is how I felt when I changed my lifestyle, my husband didn’t have a choice. He had to take that journey with me! It wasn’t an option.
If I didn’t want to be tempted by my love affair of salty chips, ice cream, American chocolate bar, Godiva, Nutella or the sweetened cookies weekly; I needed to take charge of my environment. This would be pure torture keeping this in my house.
~ IT WASN’T ENOUGH TO HID IT IN MY CABINETS
“Out of sight, out of mind” didn’t seem logical when I brought it in the house in the first place. I would be the one putting it away, in places that I knew. Why put myself through that type of torture and have to reason with myself when I snuck something in my mouth. There were days I did torture myself and felt the guilty feelings after.
So I did what I felt was the best thing to do…I stopped buying anything that would hinder my healthy lifestyle goals. Whatever it took to get me to a size that would be comfortable for me. A size that I no longer had to squeeze in, suck my stomach in or worse ask for help in closing my zipper.
~ EVERY WOMAN’S JOURNEY IS DIFFERENT
I know the size that I feel good in but I can easily gain 20-30 lbs over that in 6 months tops. I remember the day I asked my husband to zip me up as I sucked it in…this was my worse feeling. It didn’t matter what someone else thought of how I looked. I needed to feel good about myself on an internal level.
~ DOES THIS RESONATE WITH YOU?
My new found way of life meant my husband had to join the new way that I was eating. Guess what happened? The compliments started coming his way. “You haven’t aged In years”! or “You still look the same”! and the priceless one “What is your secret”? These are the comments that he gets with and without me by his side.
~ I DIDN’T WANT TO LOOK LIKE HIS MOTHER OR OLDER SISTER
After reading a book by Mireille Guiliano entitled: “French Women Don’t Get Fat”, I was inspired and that was what convinced me to package my expertise. Hence Sonaturelle.com was born.
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