Some of my followers know that between December and early April, I was recovering from an invasive foot surgery. I was in a hard cast for six weeks and then a walking boot for seven weeks. 

 It was a hard time for me not being able to hit the gym and pump those happy endorphins up, and in my immobile state I ate a lot to soothe my depression. Chips, chocolate, breads and ice-cream oh my! You get the picture, I pulled a bit of a ripcord, and gained 15 pounds, which also conveniently placed itself right around my waistline. 

Last weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia finally encountered some genuine hot weather, I excitedly pulled out my denim cut offs and other shorts I normally wear during the few hot days I get to experience in this rainy province. Can we say holy muffin top!!!! 

Devastating needless to say… I thought to myself, I can go out and buy a pair of cheapy cheap cheap shorts and wear those until I lose the weight, but then it hit me – oh yeah – no shopping allowed till October.

I am trying my best to see the positive side of this. For one, this forces me to try harder to lose weight so that I can fit into my summer wardrobe instead of replacing it with a size up. For two, this is a great practice for someone like me who has rarely denied themselves in the past. For the next little while I am going to be eating a lot of hard boiled eggs, veggies & fruits, green tea, and drinking water by the gallon. I will also be trying to up my exercise, which I do every day for the most part, but they do say when trying to lose weight it is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise. 
After my run tonight:


Funny enough dieting and trying to pay down debt are similar in a lot of ways. I will tell you more about their similarities soon enough.

 Peace and Love – Rachel      

Published by You Know Jacques!

Living in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. BA in Political Science, bailed on pursuing law school, some how wound up in the wonderful world of HR. Blogging about everything under the sun from social injustices, minimalism & the corruption of over consumerism, mental health issues, diet, dating, book/restaurant/product reviews (only if I truly like them), and social issues. I hope to encourage and inspire being as authentic as I can be. I hope you enjoy what I have to share and please feel free to drop me a line.

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