Welcome to Anele’s Place!
My name is Natasha and I live in Greece. I am married and a mother of one beautiful daughter.
I started a journey 2,5 years ago. This journey not only changed my outward appearance but also changed me inwardly. I was obese for many years. I had given up hope in January 2014. I had tried to lose weight many times. Some times I was successful and then other times I failed and piled the weight on again. I had tried all sorts of diets, even followed dietitians, but as I said it lasted for a short term.
In August 2014, I decided to take that step one more time. A friend of mine was following the lifestyle of someone who had undergone a gastric bypass surgery. She herself and others had not had the surgery but they were following the lifestyle of a person who had. This way of eating helped me build up discipline and taught me portion control and Intermittent Fasting.
I started losing weight and that just motivated me to go on. Later on I had some health issues and had to change a lot of things in my diet. I had Candida and cut out sugar and processed food completely. This taught me to eat a more whole food clean diet.
In the first year I lost a total of 30 kilos and in the second year I lost another 20 kilos making it a total of 50 kilos (110 pounds).
This doesn’t only have to do with the scale. Yes, the number went down, but the Non Scale Victories were far more than the number on the scale. Energy, better health, inches gone, learning to love to walk, move and workout, learning to listen to your body, new clothes, more self confidence, spending more quiet time and learning to get rid of anxiety and believing more in myself.
So yes, Anele’s Place will be were I will post things about my journey, homemade healthy recipes, thoughts, devotions, prayers, places I like to visit or would love to visit someday, etc.
So grab a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or whatever makes you feel good and make yourself comfortable.
Thank you for joining me.
Blessings and love,