Sunday, July 27, 2014
I have been on SP for three years now, I have had some ups and down and after one accident and a few months off I am almost back to my start weight.
It is back to square one?
Because in these years I have learned so much about food portions, unhealthy foods I thought were healthy, I have learned to love my body and see food as much more than just calories.
Exercise is now a pleasure and when I shop I read labels.
Before being on SP I had lost 20 pounds a very unhealthy way by going on a very low cal diet and high exercising.
Now I am loosing weight again and toning up by eating healthy.
It's a lifestyle, and it's not always easy.
Yesterday it was raining, I was watching a movie (stuck in love, btw, great movie) and I wanted to grab a Flapjack.
I did not. I washed a bowl of fresh bluberries instead and ate that.
I realised that living healthy takes dedication, it is not going to be easy everyday but it is easier as time goes.
Two days ago I was grocery shopping and wanted to buy ready meals.
They were all so full of salt or fat I gave up and settled for lentil soup and falafel.
It wasn't about "it's not going to fit in my 1500 cal range", it was about not wanting that crap in my body!
I was done with research and wanted to celebrate. I looked at flapjacks but they were all so high in fat I gave up. I looked at cakes but nothing seemed to be worth the insane fat and sugar content and I figured I would buy one individual piece but since I had only one shopping bag I had to go for what I really needed so out with the cake.
I bought some Mcvities digestive coated with chocolate milk because they kind of taste like flapjacks and they are 140 cal a piece and not as buttery. I actually had only one flapjack, I gave in.
ANd guess what. It was too buttery.
In the past years my taste buds have been gradually weaning themselves from butter and suger and salt so now when I eat something too loaded with any of these ingredients, I just can't eat it.
So that's how my addiction to flapjacks ceased. I realised I just did not like it anymore.
I have changed, my tastes have changed, my outlook on my body has changed, I longer fight it, I love it and nurture it: my lifestyle has changed
I might not have lost much weight but I am a completely different person.
And that it all thanks to SP!