Hey! Welcome to Real Food Katie’s Way! A blog about striving to obtain a balanced, healthy lifestyle one step at a time!
My name is Katie.
I am a twenty something woman who lives in Western Canada. By day I work at an investment firm and by night I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband, reading fantastic food & health blogs, cooking and working out.
I am married to the greatest guy in the entire world.
My husband’s name is Jeff and he is the most supportive, loving, funny individual I’ve ever known. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I truly am a better person because of him.
I work hard everyday to stay motivated to eat real, delicious, healthy foods and to stay active. But this was definitely not always the case…
Throughout childhood and into early adulthood I was overweight. Gradually gaining more and more weight as life went on. Food was always my “comfort” when life got tough and as I got older and faced the real world, I found myself needing more and more comfort. Hiding behind big, bulky, black clothing, I was in complete denial about my health situation.
You will often hear people speak of “the moment that changed everything.”
My then boyfriend (now husband) bought me two amazing pairs of fleece PJ’s for Christmas (which would later become my “goal” PJ’s). Bless his heart he thought I was a size XL!! At the time I was a size 4X. I knew instantly there was no way I would fit even one butt cheek into those PJ’s but for some reason I went into the bathroom to try them on.
I. was. devastated. Sobbing quietly, I felt as if my blinders were removed and the reality of my situation collided with my denial… I could no longer make light of the fact that I was a 5’8” 300 pound young woman who could not walk up 3 flights of stairs without feeling the air I was desperately gasping for burn my lungs. At that “rock bottom” moment, as I sat on the bathroom floor completely defeated, I told myself that I was going to change my life.
And I did.
I completely changed my diet and as I began losing weight I became capable of adding some activity into my life. Home workout DVD’s were my main source of exercise. I stuck with it through good times and awful times and today, with the never-ending support from my amazing family I am down 135 pounds.
But losing the weight was only one piece of the puzzle for me. I realized about a year and a half into my weight loss journey that though I may look like a completely different person on the outside, I was still the same fat girl on the inside. I struggled with that immensely at first and it still is a battle at times…but day by day, the Katie I see in the mirror now is becoming more familiar and the fat Katie I’ve known my whole life is becoming a vague memory.
As life goes on I desire nothing more than to be healthy on the inside and out and to inspire others to see that whatever your goals are, you’re going to get there.
Everyone’s journey is significantly different. This blog shares with you my journey…my way…to releasing the fat girl from within.
Enjoy!!Disclaimer: I am not a Doctor or any kind of health professional so please consult the appropriate professional before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle. I’ve said this before and I will say it again and again and again, please do what’s right for you personally!