Saturday, March 10, 2012
Just sitting thinking over the past year. Wondering how many times I've heard people say I am in shape, round is a shape. Myself included then laughing about it, but inside myself not happy with the size I had become.
Like most people on SparkPeople I had tried some sort, if not several, forms of dieting in the past. All seem to work at that time. Weight came off, felt better, was happy until I quit following the diet plan. Therein lies the problem, you must follow a certain diet restriction. With SP and few other people I have learned about eating healthy. This to me is not a restricted diet, it is a lifestyle, or should I say "LIFESAVING", change. I now eat fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. Who knew there were so many wonderful flavors to enjoy out there. Everyweek I am trying something new. This past week I tried out garbonza beans in a recipe, bean sprouts in another, and fennel in another. Three new foods added to my "DIET" All good and good and good for you. How good is that to get to do 2 things that I love to do, 1)cooking and 2) eating on this plan. Not too mention the fun time the family and I have in the store now learning about new things. Yes you do have to watch how many calories you eat, but a couple of weeks ago I fixed a sweet potato minestrone that will fill you up with only 200 calories and still has your carbs and protein.
So now when people ask me what diet I'm on I tell them "NONE, I have changed my lifestyle. I eat right and exercise. And by the way, ROUND is still a shape,but no longer mine!"