Friday, 4 January 2013

The strangest Thursday

I promised to kick 2013 off in a way that would set the ''go getter'' tone I wished to stick to this year. I haven't failed yet.

It's easy for anybody to see, anyone who knows me, anyone who reads what I write etc, it's plain and obvious the difference losing the weight I have has made to my life and my prospects. Because it made a difference to me. As has this blog in all honesty. Even with the silly comments, the nasty ones etc my confidence and self esteem is growing. Slowly but it's definitely growing. I'm saying yes to avenues and opportunities that last year I said no to. I said no to an awful lot of things in the 2012 and it does make me frightfully sad to think of all the missed opportunities, however, I've come to the conclusion that some things are not meant to be. If they are? They'll come around again.

So speaking about weight loss and speaking openly about mental health issues, scary but very much worth it. If for nobody else but myself? It's worth it. Because I feel better. Not better better but I feel like I'm changing. I, as a person, am growing. 

So, I suppose you may be wondering what has prompted this post...

Yesterday I was asked if I'd speak to BBC Newsline regarding my 11 stone weight loss

I've been asked before, by various tv outlets for both news segments and documentaries. I've always said no. I didn't feel I could do it. 

Yesterday I said yes

2 lovely gentlemen came to my home and interviewed me. And honestly? It was quite a pleasant afternoon. They made me feel very at ease and as they say this side of the water, the craic was 90.

And so my little ''bit'' aired on last night's BBC Newsline at 6.30pm



BBC Newsline also kindly put a different clip up on their Facebook Page for you all to view as well


The support on Facebook and Twitter was overwhelming. To have so many people excited for you and willing you to do well is such a huge spur on and it really means so so much. 

So! Yesterday I said yes. This is where it landed me. 

2013, let's me having you!

Sera
xo 

24 comments:

  1. I am so happy for you, I really am!!

    It was pretty canny seeing this in my blog feed, and thinking 'I know what this is about!', and excitingly reading it thinking YUP! YUP!

    2013 is a year of great things xx

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    1. :D Thanks Kathryn!! It's mad isn't it? Let's hope it's a good year! xx

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  2. That's amazing!
    Well done you!

    I'm glad you're embracing opportunities and I hope you continue 2013 as you've started it!

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    1. Thanks Kieron, I hope I can keep the attitude up!

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  3. That is so cool! Congrats on the wonderful start to the year :)

    www.mintyessence.com

    xx

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  4. Oh my word Sera, how amazing! Absolutely amazing! you should be so proud of yourself, well done. You looked and sounded fab. What a great start to the year. Very inspiring. x

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    1. Starting to feel a little proud which is a huge achievement in itself lol xx

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  5. Well done - that's amazing. I am so full of admiration for you and what you have achieved! xx

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    1. Ash that's incredibly kind of you to say, still feel I've much more to achieve though!

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  6. That's amazing! Congratulations!

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  7. Well done. You should be so so proud :] xxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. Oh wow this is fab! What a good way to kick of 2013!
    P.S. I love your accent :) x

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    1. I sound so NI :S wish I sounded a bit more posh! xx

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  9. I also meant to say Sera that your hair looks lovely - i know you said the other day you preferred it long - but it really is the most gorgeous shape, colour and condition!! Next job - shampoo commercial I predict :-) xx

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  10. Oh wow, that's awesome! Such a good kick off to the year! Was the wee man excited to see his mummy on tv? Xo

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    1. He really really was!! He was too funny ;) x

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  11. This is completely amazing - congratulations you, and a happy new year! x

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    1. Thanks so much Beccy - Happy New Year to you too xx

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  12. Congrats not just on the weight loss, but on the confidence you now have to pursue things you may have avoided before, wishing you every success this year!

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  13. It won't let me watch/share the BBC Newsline version, I'll watch that later on the mac, but I shared the clip on FB to the SW:USA FB group in the hopes that they'll draw strength from you as I continue to do!

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