Thursday, March 3, 2011
What it takes to LOSE.
What makes my current weight loss different than weight loss in my past is that I'm losing weight in a very healthy way. The weight has come off quickly, but don't assume it's because I've found a "miracle diet", it's really so much more than that. The first thing I think of when I wake up in the morning is how I can make today healthier than yesterday, and throughout the day I remind myself why I'm trying to be healthy in the first place. The Belly Fat Cure book helped me to totally reinvent the way I eat, and the way I look at food. Now I actually TASTE my food, I enjoy every bite, and I've fallen in love with cooking. I actually crave healthy foods! I've found ways to make unhealthy foods healthy, and I did it on MY BUDGET! I've always made comments about how expensive eating healthy can be, but honestly, I havent seen much of a difference in price and I'm eating entire meals and feeling satisfied when I'm finished. I'm gaining so much knowledge about foods, why they are healthy or unhealthy, the importance of listening to your body, and above all kicking myself in the ass for the foods I used to eat!! I'm serious! I was over 200 pounds when I was only 13 years old, can you imagine what got me to that point? I can tell you right now : Little Debbie snacks, chips and McDonalds. I remember eating four or five cosmic brownies in one sitting, entire Big Mac meals at only twelve years old, and the list goes on and on. That led me to 200 pounds at age 13, and I was so desperate to lose weight that I developed an eating disorder. Not only was I destroying my body by gaining so much weight, but I injured my body even more when I started to lose the weight in an unhealthy manner. This is why I'm so hell-bent on eating healthy and losing weight the right way, and my body is responding well to my lifestyle change...it feels amazing.