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Monday, March 11, 2013

So, I went over this meal plan that my friend suggested over the weekend. It seems pretty doable. I'll have to learn how to cook a few things, but I should do that, anyway. The idea of protein shakes kind of scares me, though. But first, I have to buy them.

I'm not quite prepared to start the plan. I have a bunch of food in my house that will go to waste if I do. I'll just try to stick to my calorie range for a while with the foods I have and perhaps slowly integrate the meal plan, little by little.

I've been feeling pretty successful, which is helping me stay on track. I ate whatever I wanted over the weekend and didn't gain anything, though I probably should have. I'm guessing that since I have a little foundation of exercise going, I can maybe get away with that kind of stuff once in a while. I also didn't eat anything too terrible. The worst of it was Saturday morning at the movie, I got pretzel bites. But I shared them and only ate 1/3 of them myself. I usually eat that whole thing by myself. It was hard to stop because they were perfect. But, I have to stop eating when I've had enough - I don't need to keep eating just because it's delicious.

So I talked through this meal plan with my friend, and he's very supportive. He actually started the conversation by asking why I was going to the gym and what my goal was. I told him I didn't know, I just felt like I should. Then I finally caved in and told him that I wanted to lose weight. Doing so made me feel really vulnerable. I feel like I would take any response to that negatively. If the person is too nice and says something like, Oh, you don't need to lose weight: then they are lying, or they just don't care about what I want. If they agree, then I feel offended like they think I'm a fat pig and it's about time I try to make a change. It's just an awkward conversation to have. And I hate when people act like they know everything and suddenly want to give you all this advice. Which this particular conversation could have turned into. But, somehow, he maintained a tactful demeanor, and I remained open to suggestion.

And now I feel like I have a cheerleader. Someone on my side, who doesn't look down on me for the way I am, but understands my desire to be something else and only wants me to have what I want. It was scary for me to open up to him, but I'm glad I've done it. I'm currently down 2 pounds after a week of working out somewhat consistently and mindful eating. And that's after a crazy weekend. Seriously. I'm incredibly surprised I'm down at all after going out for steak on Friday night, pretzel bite breakfast at the theater o, lunch out, and a big feast at my parents' on Saturday, and a full sized breakfast, and risotto for dinner on Sunday.
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  • BEECHNUT13
    I'm preachy - one of my weaknesses. I'm glad you have some support.

    And even if you do want to lose some weight, you're not a fat pig. You're gorgeous, pal! I'm glad you have some awesome cheerleaders, and that you're doing well. And you can do whatever you choose to, pal!

    (also - protein is really going to be helpful. and as far as protein shakes go, I reallllly like BodyLogix, which I found at Meijer. It has no added sugar (uses Stevia) and is all natural, and has 24 grams of protein per scoop. It's chocolate milk and it's deeeelicious!)
    1951 days ago
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