A few weeks ago – well, actually, it was back in OCTOBER!  I put up a post titled “What Have I Done?”  At the time I wasKaren Boudoir 2 too nervous to really explain what it was all about – so let you clear that up.

I went and had some boudoir photographs taken of me.  Yes, that’s right, semi clothed photos of me!  I can tell you now, that when I came out of the door of the studio, I felt 10 ft tall and bulletproof.  It was the most empowering experience I have ever had, and I don’t regret it for a moment.

It has taken me a while to get the photos back, but I have them, and I have cautiously showed some people.  And they love them.  In fact one has asked me to put my favourite in the lounge, and if I wasn’t going to do it, she wants to put it in her lounge.   EEEEEP!  While the attention is flattering, it has taken me a lot of guts to get there.

I started losing weight in August with the Junk Food Free month on Facebook.  While I had a couple of little cheaty moments, I kept the goal in sight, and I achieved it.  By the end of the month, I had lost 3.5cm from my bust, 6cm from my waist and 3cm from my hips.  I now have a curvy figure!  And I am proud of it.  I have lost a little bit more since then, but I am finally, after years of embarrassment, enjoying my body!

Karen Boudoir 7That doesn’t mean that I don’t have moments when I think I am still fat and podgy – far from it.  I have “blips” when I’m tired and all of a sudden, I think how fat I am, or how lousy a mother I am.  But I have to keep reminding myself, that I have lost these centimetres, and so far, I have lots some more – they haven’t come back.  But it can be hard to see that when you are in a dark space.  But remembering to breathe, and remind yourself that you are wearing shorts and skirts you haven’t worn for two years is a really good start.

So, who wants to see some of these pictures?  I will put two of my favourites up – because really, the rest are a present for my beloved.

But one of them is my new author pic – so which one, the black and white or colour?  Your choice, people  🙂Karen Boudoir 18 Karen Boudoir 20

Remember when I said this???
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2 thoughts on “Remember when I said this???

  • December 11, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Wow! That is seriously cool! And you are looking amazing – well done for all your effort. Being healthy can be HARD.

    As for the author pics, I personally like the b&w better. Looks classier to me.

  • December 12, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Oh, wow! Amazing shots of a gorgeous lady! The guitar shot is stunning! It could be a book cover. Thinking of writing a rock star story any time soon? 🙂 As for the author shots, I love the B&W too. The smile is more genuine, but the colour is lovely too.


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