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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,

Natasha

 

 

 

 

 

 

32 thoughts on “A few words about me

  1. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the follow of our blog. I never want to take it for granted.
    A Servant
    P.S. Next week I’ll be introducing a new blog idea and will be asking for input. I sure would like for you to chime in with what you think.

    1. I thank you so much for always stopping by, supporting, encouraging me!!! I am blessed to have met you through here!!! I will be waiting to see this new idea and will surley chime in!!!! Blessings!!!

  2. Your sweet, Christlike spirit shines through…all the way over here to South Carolina, USA! I am so happy you stopped by my blog today, so I could find yours! 🙂 You are a true blessing and light for Jesus. We may be many miles apart, but we can look forward to the day we meet in Heaven! Love, Cheryl

  3. All Praise to God. Very Very nice to meet you Natasaha and thank you for liking my post and following my blog. I recognized the Greek language immediately although I have forgotten some of the letters. I want to read more as I enjoyed your post on 5 minute Friday! Peace and Blessings

  4. Oh, I guessed right. It is Greek. I was never able to learn a language at college because it involved so much handwriting and I don’t have good hands. I like the Greek letters. It’s a very classy language,

  5. Hi Natasha! Thank you for stopping by my blog because now I found yours! What a blessing to hear from someone in Greece who is serving the Lord! And what fun it is to read Greek and try to translate it. Er…really I can only translate the letters. I know the Greek alphabet but I didn’t get good enough at it to really understand it or translate into English. 😉 Blessings in Christ!

    1. HI there!!! Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog house. I try to write in both languages so that all my friends can understand.. May you have a wonderful and blessed weekend!!!! 🙂

      1. And this English speaker thanks you for writing in English. haha! I look forward to reading what the Lord is doing in Greece. May you have a wonderfully blessed weekend too! 🙂

    1. Good morning from cloudy Athens, Greece…

      Thank you for popping by and for your wonderful and encouraging posts…

      God’s richest blessings to you and your loved ones!!!

      Natasha

  6. Hi Natasha, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following! It’s nice to also meet you and read a little bit more about you. Can’t wait to read more on your blog. God’s continued blessings,

    Marlene

    1. Good morning from cloudy Greece! Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner. I will be uplifting you and your family in prayer. May He continue to give you the strength you need and may He provide for all your needs.
      Blessings,
      Natasha

  7. Thank you for following my blog. I recognize the Greek but I can’t read it–well I have studied Biblical Greek, but I think that’s a little different.

    1. Thank you for stopping by my little corner Stephen. Biblical-KOINE Greek is a little different to modern Greek. Wishing you a blessed day!!!!!!
      Natasha

  8. Oh to be able to read Greek! Thank you for following Lessons by Heart. What a wonderful Father we have who brings us all together here by way of our writings!

    I’m looking forward to reading more from you!

    May the Lord bless your labor of love,
    Tami
    \o/
    Praise Jesus!

    1. Good morning from Greece dear Tami!
      Thank you for following my little corner. It truly is wonderful how God brings us all together and through this we can see we are one body.
      I try to write everyhting in both languages or mostly English.
      May your day be filled with His abundant joy and blessings!
      Natasha

  9. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I especially enjoyed the Greek language, although I’m able to read just a little of it. God’s best to you as you stroll down the path with us each day.

    Grateful for grace.

    1. I enjoyed visiting and strolling down your wonderful blog. Thank you too for following my little corner too. May we stroll down our daily path with gratitude for His grace, mercy and love. Blessings xxx

  10. Υπέροχο blog, καλοφτιαγμένο, γλυκό κι ονειρεμένο…<3

    1. Καλημέρα Ειρήνη μου!!! Σε ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ!!! Χαίρομαι που επισκέφτηκες το μπλογκοσπιτάκι μου!!!! Φιλάκια πολλά ❤

  11. Χαίρομαι που σε γνωρίζω Νατάσα και που μου δίνεις την ευκαιρία μέσα από το blog που θα διοχετεύεις τις σκέψεις και τα συναισθήματα σου να σε γνωρίσω ακόμα καλύτερα.
    Να έχεις ένα όμορφο απόγευμα.

    1. Melita μου, χαίρομαι που θα είμαστε συνταξιδιώτες! Καλώς ήρθες στο ταξιδάκι μας αυτό!!! Σου εύχομαι ένα γλυκό και όμορφο απόγευμα!!!!

  12. Natasha, please do write the things that have been happening to us in Greece lately – that’s what i do in my blog, and it makes me more confident about living here
    life brings many things to us, but we are the ones in control about how we use those things: we can change everything about our life, except two things – where we were born and who raised us, whether it be parents, grandparents, adoptive parents, or other carers; everything else, we can change – and i look forward to reading more of your blog!

    1. Thank you so much Maria for visiting my blog…. I will surely write about the things taking place in Greece and how it has effected all of us. I truly love this country, for me it is home,- even though I was born and lived in Australia for 12 years of my life…Our parents and in general other carers as you said planted in us our morals, values, and a love for our country, but you are so right We are the ones who can change our lives and adapt and adjust to all things happening around us either in a positive or negative way….Have a great weekend!!!

YOUR COMMENTS BRING SO MUCH JOY TO ME, ESPECIALLY KNOWING THAT MOST OF US ARE MILES AND MILES AWAY FROM EACH OTHER. IT MAKES ME FEEL AS IF WE ARE TOGETHER ENJOYING FELLOWSHIP WITH EACH OTHER, ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER AS WE GET ON WITH OUR DAILY JOURNEY IN LIFE

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