Day two was a successful failure. I started my morning off great with a two mile walk/jog/run this morning and I did a 20 min Jillian Michaels workout video! BUUUT…. I am trying to get rid of all of the crappy foods in my pantry before I go grocery shopping for more food. (Throwing it away is easier said than done, because like most people, money is tight right now) So, I binged on ravioli tonight :0. I know, I know. It’s only day two. BUT, I am considering that my ‘farewell to pasta’ meal. 🙂 One last hoorah before I make a lifestyle change… again.
Two years ago, I had my son. I weighed over 200lbs. After about three months, I decided that it was time for a change. I started running on the treadmill every day, and I slowly changed the way I ate. I started off by not eating ANYTHING with high fructose corn syrup. No added sNugars. I would have one slice of bread in the morning. After I got the hang of that, I increased my healthy fats, and made sure to have raw veggies and cooked veggies on my dinner plate each night. I also went as far as to not eat fruit past a certain time. After about 4 months, I had lost 25 lbs. But then, I just stopped losing weight. I was obsessed with the scale. I weighed myself every morning and every night. I started to see that my weight was increasing more and more each day. As you could imagine, that was terrifying! (and yes, I know that muscle weighs more than fat). But I was just so discouraged. I think it was the day I ate a cupcake at work.. that was the day that I lost control again. I feel like a drug addict. I was doing so well, but that one moment of tasting the sweet sugar on my lips, was about to undo everything I had worked so hard to accomplish. Needless to say, it is a little over a year later and I have gained all of that weight back. I KNOW that if I do not make a lifestyle change now, then I am going to slowly work my way up to an extremely unhealthy weight.
Therefore, when I go to the store (hopefully tomorrow) I am going back to my old ways! No more crappy foods! I will not give into processed, sugary “foods”. I will eat food that is good for my body, because I want to be a healthier and happier me!
“Eat to live, do not live to eat.” – author unknown