I did it! When I stepped on the scale this morning, I was at 197. I can hardly believe it. I am 70 pounds lighter than I was last year! I only have 30 more pounds I want to lose by the end of the year. This has been an absolutely wonderful journey so far, and it is amazing how far you can go when you just set your mind to it and set some small goals.
So for new followers and for people over on my Facebook page, I have decided to do a quick re-introduction on how I am losing weight. I didn’t go on any strict diet plan and still enjoy a lot of things that I did before, but I just don’t enjoy them every single day. It took a lot of time to realize that I don’t need dessert every single night, and that I don’t deserve to eat like every day is the last day on Earth. Because the only reason why it would be my last day on Earth was because I was eating myself into an early grave. The only thing I have cut out of my diet completely is fast food. I have not been to McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc for over 9 months. I do plan out a lot of my weeknight meals, but during the summer, got a little more relax on the weekend. I have definitely still eaten out, had some cake here and there, been to parties and drank alcohol. I firmly believe you should still enjoy life and not be afraid of food. Eating is the way a lot of societies bond, and you shouldn’t feel restricted because you are on a “diet” or “lifestyle change.” If I have one night where I am a little bad, I just watch what I eat for the next few days.
When it comes to exercise and motivation, I just start slow. Last year, I could barely walk or be on my feet for longer than 15 – 20 minutes. Then I just worked my way up from there. Once walking became easier and I gained more energy, I added some jogging in there as well. I have worked my way up to run up to 4 miles. Normally, I run 2 – 3 miles but it is nice to know that I can run 4 miles (except right now since I have an injured foot).
Every day is just another brick to the walk way. And even if I do make a little bit of a slip up, I know that the pathway has already been started so I can always start walking back to it.
In a few weeks, I will be getting jaw surgery and will be on a total liquid diet. This is not for weight loss whatsoever. I will probably lose weight since I won’t be really eating, but I am going to do my best not to lose weight too quickly. But this is a required surgery for my jaw, so I really don’t want people getting the wrong idea when that happens. I will probably be gaining weight once my jaw is unwired and I am perfectly okay with knowing that.
Other random facts…
I love The Big Bang Theory. It is definitely one of my favorite shows, closely followed by Friends, then White Collar. Matt Bomer is so sexy.
I love video games that aren’t too super realistic. If I wanted realistic, I would just do it in real life. haha Kingdom Hearts is currently my favorite. Disney characters and beating things up? Awesome.
I am starting school again in January and working on becoming a registered dietician. I am super excited!
I am a total little kid at heart (if you haven’t noticed already!). I am not ashamed to say I like watching My Little Pony and having Disney marathons.
I will have some comparison pictures some time this week! And I will also post the curry recipe (I know that has been coming for a long time! Sorry).
So that’s pretty much me in a nutshell I guess! I am feeling a little rushed because we have to head into town to pick up a friend and have a BBQ. Yee haw!