Agent of change
The tipping point came three years ago. For too long, she had been putting on weight and putting off life.
The tipping point came three years ago. For too long, she had been putting on weight and putting off life. I'll scuba dive when I can fit into a wetsuit. Go on a sea plane when I don't have to reveal my weight. Go to the reunion, the uber-cool party when I'm thin. Her life was on hold, she was always tired, had to dress in frumpy clothes, could not keep up with her energetic toddlers. "I decided I wanted my life back," she says.
How she did it
Burying her past (fat) demanded a lifestyle overhaul. From mindless bingeing, she switched to a healthy diet. From a sedentary lifestyle, she became an exercise addict. She did yoga, "It builds a bridge between the body and mind." And she began to run. It was a complete turnaround-from running away from weight issues she was running to stay on track.
The task now is maintaining the weight she is at. It's a challenge most of us face. "Shedding weight is so liberating, you forget all the pain you went through to lose it. A bit like delivering a baby. That's why you have a second, or put on weight," she laughs. So her advice is to keep that intimate relationship with your weight alive. To ensure she stays on track, Kalli has evolved her own set of 'thinterventions' involving family and friends (and a self fat test). Her friends know they have to stop her if she's stuffing popcorn while they're out watching a movie. Her children gently tick her off if she's quietly stealing potato fries from their plates.
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