Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I made it through the holidays only gaining 5 pounds! This may sound like a negative thing, but believe me when I say that I did not hold back. Pecan-carmel bars, pumpkin pie, peppermint bark, chocolate treats, everything. I tried it all, I just did so in moderation. (Except those pecan bars, I had 2) It was delicious and I didn't weigh myself for months. It was great!
I ended up getting a full time job over the summer so I didn't have a chance to track my weight or eating habits. The sudden increase in activity definitely helped keep the weight off and I didn't have a chance to snack all day since I was working. After the summer I signed up for school again and that's what I did for the rest of 2012. I stayed away from bread, rice and pasta and I maintained my weight. When I stepped on the scale after the New Year I did expect the worst, but low-carb has changed my body. I don't pile on the weight anymore like I have in the past years and I owe it to low-carb.
I've been thinking about changing my major to be a Dietician. I haven't felt so passionately about a subject in a long time. I think I could make a difference in someones life. I know if someone had helped me I may not have grown up fat. There is so much misinformation out there and so many people that have the wrong idea about what being healthy really is. Haven't switched yet, but I'm looking into it :)
On a separate note, I just watched a documentary called "In Search of the Perfect Human Diet" (available on iTunes) and it really reaffirmed all of my beliefs and has further strengthened my love of nutrition. Using anthropology to track what our ancient ancestors ate and how the last 100 years has brought about the obesity epidemic.
2013 is my year! I'm getting married in a couple months, we're thinking about starting a family later this year and I am getting healthier by the day. Now if I could just get into a career that I am passionate about. . more to come on that :)