Shipshape Bodyscape is about a twenty-something woman working off her kummerspeck. That German word means “the weight one has gained from emotional eating during times of sorrow.” Literally translated, it means “grief bacon.”
The year of 2016 was spent recovering from the loss of my father, the medical loss of something dear to me, and the loss of my six year relationship. I definitely grieved and I definitely ate a lot of bacon (and many other things). I let all of my healthy habits fall to the wayside and gained back every pound I trimmed away when I was at my healthiest.
Enough time has past where I am feeling the effects of my comfort eating and my self healing. It was good to take care of myself and all, but now it’s time to get to work. Two pounds stand between me and my heaviest weight on record. I’ll be damned if I let myself get that far. So! I am embarking on a journey to reclaim my familiar habits and get back down to the size where I felt my best.
Weight: 168 lbs (yikes)
Goal Weight: 145-150 lbs
My plan: Work out daily, eat right (following no particular diet plan; increase protein, decrease carbs, eat good fats), drink lots of water and indulge only once in a while.
That’s it. Quick and dirty. Any support is appreciated. Wish me luck!