Who's That in the Photo? Me????
It creeps up! A pound here and here and then there. Sure it took 20 years but I am now almost 35 pounds over my ideal weight. I have tried several programs over the years and taken off and put back on the same 10 pounds several times. But in the last 2 and a half years I have put on another 10 and I am not happy about it. Nothing fits properly anymore and I have no intention of buying a whole new wardrobe. I also can't stand the way I look in photos or the reflection that I see when passing a glass storefront. Who is that slightly paunchy middle aged lady? I don't recognize her and I certainly don't feel like her on the inside. So ... time to stop the nonsense and get my diet back on track.
This ties in nicely with a change I started about a year ago to eat "cleaner" food. I've switched to, whenever possible, organic meats and poultry. At the very least, hormone and anti-biotic free. I try to get organic veggies and berries. And will soon switch to organic grain products too. More expensive but I'm worth it! I'm also looking to eat better quality rather than more quantity which, quite frankly, has been my big problem. I love food .... and LOTS of it.
It's been a slow changeover as I didn't want to throw out everything I had in my fridge and cupboards. I just will replace foods with their cleaner versions as I use them up. And right now I'm also not replacing all of them. Because I want to lose weight, I am cutting waaaaaay back on my biggest weaknesses- dairy and starch and sugar!!! I love potatoes, pasta, bread and cheese, cheese and more cheese and yes... ice cream of course! And pie ... I love my pie but my oh my if I keep eating like this I am gonna die! Hahaha!
So if you catch me chewing my microphone ... you'll know why! ;-) Forgive me and wish me luck!
Feel free to share your diet and nutrition challenges, triumphs and advice. It's always nice to know you have buddies working with you.