Its been a conversation happening on Facebook lately, and one I've had more than once in the recent weeks that has really bugged me. The innuendo's that its only possible for me (and others I know) to lose weight because I have no children and plenty of extra time to do as I please.
It makes me furious.
I would like to make it quite clear that whilst I don't have any children, I still have a full-time job which begins at four in the morning. That prior to this year, in the time period where I lost the majority of my weight, I was also studying part-time, maintaining a distinction average and working on a small business.. I still share a household with my younger sister and need to do the cooking and cleaning, like everyone else in the world. For months on end I have let things slide- I haven't seen friends because in order to fit in going to the gym I had to sacrifice certain things, being sociable was one of them. This year, in order to help feel some balance again I have deferred the study, but spent a lot of time missing it, I so love learning, as well as let the small business slide. There are still big plans whirring away in the back of my mind, but I figure that there is plenty of time to make them a reality- creating a healthy, happy me is my priority for right now.