Rest assured, I am definitely a self proclaimed foodie. My love of food has lead me to try just about any delicious meal placed in front of me.
I eat to share in the company of friends and family. I pick up a little treat to celebrate a tiny victory. I stuff my face when I want to numb or distract myself. I graze when I’m bored.
And at the top of the list of foods I delight in during those occasions my weaknesses, sweets and fresh breads, dominate.
Now don’t get the wrong idea. I can eat up some veggies and fruits. But if I have a choice my weaknesses win. Hands down. And that’s precisely the reason my weaknesses have now become a burden. I can’t put all the blame on cupcakes and loaves of breads because it was my hand shoving them in my mouth. I was accustomed to these foods and how I consumed them but they were costing me. I was forfeiting my health for habit and comfort.
Today I’m at a point where I realize something else has to change…and I should start with my way of thinking towards my health.
Why have I decided to get healthy?I’ve always played a yo-yo game with my weight since a child. I’ve never had too much trouble getting my weight back down. But, after having my son, losing the weight hasn’t been very easy for several reasons.
- I use to be determined to lose weight because I was constantly comparing myself to every other girl.
- I could eat whatever I wanted and drop the weight quickly because I was a college student with a minor in dance. I also had full access to the gym where I worked out 5 days out of the week.
- When my weight would start to get out of control, I would jump on the next fad diet and kick it back into shape.
How have things changed? After having my son I slipped far into my weight gain because there is no fad diet you can do while pregnant. As hard as I tried, what baby wanted mommy ate. Then my eating habits never changed. With 30 extra Ibs post-baby, I was chowing down like a teen. I worked a full 8 to 5 job with no gym in sight or energy to go and find one. I have more excuses than a salesman has pitches. So with all of that, it has been a lot harder for me to get this weight off. Fast forward to four years later when I finally took a good look at how my weight and health has declined, I knew I had to stop beating myself up and become motivated to approach my health with a new perspective.
- I’m no longer dieting, but changing my habits to create a healthier me!
- I’m not making any more excuses, and I’m carving out time to keep my body moving.
- I understand it isn’t going to happen overnight, so I have to be patient and consistent. It didn’t take a few weeks to put on the pounds so I will need more than a few weeks to take them off.
So here is my first step of many to becoming the woman I know I AM! Hopefully it can help encourage and inspire you!
My Weight: 208 pounds (ouch that hurt typing that) @ 5feet 3inches
**Everything I share here is my life and my opinion.