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The new Sophie Kathleen

Sophie Kathleen Sophiekslim

After years away, I’m back where it all started.

Hello to everyone who’s been heres since 2013 when Sophie Kathleen, first came to fruition and to all of you who will be coming over from Sophie K Slim.

Many of you won't know that I've actually had a bit of a footprint online for many years, over 10 actually. Which is absolutely insane to me!

I did toy with the idea of completley removing my site, but then it occured to me that its likely most of my audience are the same type of people as me and therefor possibly enjoy consuming content in all forms, writing being one of them. Writing for me was where my relationship with the internet first blossomed. I love words, how they can make you feel and how they can help you take information in - in a different way to other forms of communication.

So here I am back again.

A lots changed since I last used this platform, life really has had its ups and downs but I'm still here, now a 1st class honours graduate and thriving. Over the past two years I’ve built an amazing community on TikTok of women who are so empowering and supportive and finally feel like I've found my niche in the online world. Helping people to see that you don't have to completely overhaul your life and be miserable to accomplish your goals. 

So welcome to the all new Sophie Kathleen. I wanted to keep this domain and rather than a complete rebrand of Sophiekslim, just funnel content between both. My hope for this site, is to provide words of wisdom, recipes and resources that have helped me on my journey so far. As well as a space for me to document my journey and hopefully inspire you to believe in yourself that you really can lose weight your way. 

However, before that content resumes my last post on here was a diary entry in the middle of 2020 and so much has changed since then. I really wanted to do another to have a recap of everything that's happened personally and collectively, because its so nice to have those little pockets of memories to look back on. 

Dear diary, 

Since my last post A LOT has happened. Following on from where I left off in may 2020, we proceeded to be in lockdown until June 2020, with the phased reaping of schools starting on the 1st, followed by non-essential shops. In august we had an 'Eat out to help out' scheme, which gave 50% discount on food. I managed to go visit my friend holly in Edinburgh and also went on a little trip to Exmouth with my sister, her husband and kids, which was so nice. During this time, I also spent a huge amount of time working on myself, I started doing daily zoom workouts and hired a nutritionist to help me with my eating and lost 2 stone and started my TikTok account.

I started feeling way more confident in myself and decided to get back on dating apps as the world started opening up again. That was when I start talking to 'him' (we can call him A) and went on a first date on the 1st of September. Which proceeded to be a whirlwind romance, and I fell hard and fast in love. By November we were approaching the second wave and had to go into a second lockdown. I spent most of the time studying, spending time with A and had lost a lot of my motivation for working out. As quickly as things spiralled in love, they very quickly unravelled and finally fell apart in January 2021. looking back I saw and ignored all the red flags in the beginning and was so excited at the prospect of a relationship that I allowed myself to drop my expectations to meet someone who was completely undeserving. It really sucks when someone presents themselves in one way and then turns out to be everything but. It was a lot of damage and hell of a lot of pain. But we live and learn as they say.

Heartbroken, devastated and lost I turned to my TikTok and decided to embark on a 54 day challenge to get back to myself after putting on a lot of comfort weight during the relationship. The people on their (many of you reading this) were absolutely incredible and I cannot thank you enough. You really eased a lot of my pain with your constant support and encouragement. I lost 21lbs, and by my 29th birthday was the happiest and healthiest I'd felt since I can remember. My followers had grown to over 30,000, my degree was almost done and I was in amazing shape!

However, as the dissertation deadline loomed and the world started opening up yet again, the health game started to slack and I couldn't think of anything but psychology and partying. I REALLY enjoyed summer 2021, there were festivals and parties and we were finally able to be in groups bigger than 6. Hugging each other and being in crowded rooms. Having that taken away for so long really instilled a level of appreciation for in person, real life contact that I don't think anything else ever can. And I enjoyed every single minute of it. 

I got the first class degree and am so beyond proud of myself. It was all I ever wanted and I think I thought it would complete me more than it actually did. In June 2021 I was hit with the most traumatic panic attack I've had to date on the middle of a motorway and that began the onslaught of 6 months of debilitating depression and anxiety. I won't go into to much detail, but it was dark and to be honest, I don't really remember much of the last 6 months of the year. But I made it through and I'm making positive steps to getting back to myself, my goals, visions and desires. one small step at a time. I'm proud of myself for everything I've gone through, often in my own head. 

In December I was finally able to make it Brazil after the trip being postponed and had the most incredible holiday, which leads us pretty much to now. Im 45 days into a 75 day challenge and will be turning the big 30 in 3 weeks. Many of us are now vaccinated against the virus and restrictions in the UK have been completely lifted. Sadly to date 183,579 people have died of covid in the UK and 5.9 Million people world wide. It's absolutely tragic and just as the world was coming back to some form of normality, Putin decided to invade Ukraine and people are now fighting for their lives and freedom over there. It's a really dark world right now. So all most of us can do is try to keep ourselves as happy and healthy as possible. 

Wow, That really isn't the half of it, but I really wanted to do a little brain dump just to have it here as a reminder in the future, If you made it this far.. well done haha!

I can't wait to share so much more with you along this journey. 




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