I am bored now that I don’t eat all of the time. Really?! I was wasting that much time eating?! I truly had no idea how much I snacked. Yeah, WAY TOO MUCH!
I’ve taken up a few activities to help occupy my time:
1) I’ve started playing the keyboard again. I’m writing licks. I’m singing. It’s awesome. I’m learning how to play The Office theme song.
2) I’ve started blogging! Hello people out there in TumbleLand! I love you guys! xoxoxox
3) I’m cleaning more. Excellence. Clean house. Clean mind.
4) I’m writing more. Scripts. Poems. Book ideas.
5) I’m playing with those crazy kids more. Hehehehe! I love those lil punks!
6) EXERCISE! YES! It’s time to tone.
7) I’ve been thinking positive thoughts and dreaming up awesome ideas of things for me, my family, and friends to do.
This morning as I was going to start Jillian Michaels’ Week 3 of Ripped in 30, my preteen said to me,
“Mom, you are trading in that muffin top for a pack.”
These words were worth every amount of encouragement I’ve ever craved. Thanks, kiddo!
(btw, Jillian is sadistic. I love her and what she is doing for my body and self confidence, but damn she’s kicking my butt….with love. Right?!)
Who needs nacho cheese on nachos? I don’t. I don’t need faux nacho cheese either. What I need to achieve the same taste & feeling of nachos I used to get at the College cafeteria are these ingredients:
-BEARITOS organic unsalted corn nacho chips
-organic “canned” hot jalapeños
-finely shredded romaine lettuce
I lost 4 lbs this week! Holy flicking crap! What did I do differently? I cut out salt almost completely, & I eat greens & beans with every meal.
What I’m doing works! I’m down 35.5 lbs!
I am a pretty girl, but I’ve never been “thin”. I’ve always been curvy, muscular, athletic, or just flat out…thick. I was always told that I was built the way I was because of genetics, bone structure, and a slow metabolism. Those statements are lies. I can lose weight. I am losing weight. I’ve lost a great deal of weight since I changed my life. I’m up to a total loss of 30.2 lbs and 20 since I switched to Dr. Fuhrman’s plan in his book, Eat to Live! And it’s all due to eating only VEGETABLES, FRUITS, BEANS (with one serving of whole grain a day) and NO SUGAR!
I tried so many different ways to lose weight. I tried crash diets only to gain back more weight. I’d tried diet pills and felt like I was on speed. I tried eating smaller portions of “whatever” I wanted and never succeeded. Flat out not eating worked and/or working out obsessively worked as well, but I still didn’t get down to super model thin. I never thought it was possible. Nope. Never ever. Do you think I’m being a bit premature saying this? Well, I don’t. This is the first time I have ever been fulfilled and been losing weight. That’s the key word: fulfilled. I didn’t think it was possible. I have watched family members struggle with weight. My mom had gastric bypass surgery. Most of my father’s side of the family is obese. I saw my impending age as a life sentence for obesity. IT’S NOT TRUE! I just had to change how I perceived food. I now see it as for NUTRITION. It’s not a remedy for emotional pain or boredom.
I’m doing well. I’ve lost another pound.
I have a question for you:
if you had to be labeled would you be a “hero” or a “villain”?
I have been thinking about this all day. I don’t really know what I would be, but here’s what I do know: I know that I have a good heart and a strong mind, but I don’t always choose the route that everyone else is taking. I suppose it all depends on point-of-view. So, what would you be?