I don’t know if I’ll ever be the most confident girl in the room but I’ve come a long way. I still have days where I panic over what to wear and feel like I look the size of a killer whale but I’m getting there. I used to think that once I lose weight I’d immediately have loads of confidence and basically feel like Beyoncé but I didn’t. The weight loss did help but ultimately I had to change the way I thought. Confidence is not a physical thing; it is all in the mind and sadly like myself many women let the voices in their head and pressures from other people and the media doubt their capabilities. I mean, it took a lot for me to even post a photo of myself in this blog post and for what reason? My silly doubts, criticisms and what-if’s. I’m still growing and learning and here are three things that I’ve learnt along the way that have shaped me so far that I hope can help you.
So, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted but I’m back. I recently went on holiday to Thailand with my friends and I had an amazing time; great activities, sun and really fun memories. If you’re thinking about going to Thailand, go!
Now onto the food! In January 2016, I decided to become a plant-based Vegan and so far it’s been pretty easy for me but I did wonder how I would manage abroad. Before flying out I researched a bit about the Thai culture and food and read some posts from fellow Vegans and it seemed that I wouldn’t have a huge problem finding food so I wasn’t worried. I’m not a particularly fussy eater or even a huge foodie; I don’t mind settling for ‘just chips’ or ‘rice’ when I can’t be catered for and so this probably made things a lot easier for me. Looking back, I can’t say I had the most amazing food experience as there were limitations to what I could try but I can say that I tried a fair amount of local food and enjoyed what I had.
Feeding my fellow Vegan – If they can survive on plants then so can I!