Sunday, January 13, 2013
My first step in creating a healthy lifestyle was to tackle the hardest step. For me that was eating healthy portion sizes and stop eating as much carbs and sugars as I was.
I started this about 5 days ago, and I'm proud to say that I have definitely cut down. For about two weeks before I started, I would eat McDonald's Egg McMuffin Sandwich with a large Frappe Mocha. Then I added on an extra large Frappe Mocha throughout the day. On top of this I would eat a burger from my work (about 1,200 calories) for dinner, while snacking throughout the day. I gained about 10 pounds in these two weeks.
There was hardship before these two weeks, such as eating tons of chocolate and drinking a buttload of soda. But these last two weeks was my eye opener.
So 5 days ago, I started on a diet that my friend sent to me via email. It was one of those "lose 10 pounds in three days" diets. I knew it wouldn't allow for me to lose 10 pounds in three days. However after I studied it, I realized that it could help me begin eating healthier portion sizes while making healthier eating choices. The diet was about eating smaller amounts several times a day.
The first day was the toughest day. I thought I was going to starve. Then going to work and denying that burger was just terrible. But I did it! In fact, I ate a soup and salad at work instead. The Bartender was like, "The usual tonight?" and I was like "Um..... Yeaaaannnoooo. I'm going to have the Chicken Wild Rice Soup with a small Caesar Salad." And just like that, everything changed. I finally tapped into my very unused well of self control.
It's been good ever since. There's been hard times, but I've overcome them! Since then I've lost three pounds. Sounds like a small amount, but to me it makes a world of difference!
I joined SparkPeople so I can continue my ride uphill, and find people just like me! My next goal is to get my husband in on it... But that may have to wait until he sees my results. :D