Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To Carb or Not To Carb...

Throughout my life I have always struggled with my weight. Its something that I've cried about, laughed about, been depressed about; but never really sat my mind to do something about.  Sure, like most women, I've done the fad diets.  Of course I lose at first but as soon as that cheesecake is in the break room, all bets are off.  Those 7-10lbs lost make like a bat out of hell right back to my ass.  I even did the vegetarian thing for 2 years. But as it turns out you can not replace meat with pasta and expect any kind of weigh reduction. 

Very recently I realized that I'm at a very crucial place in my life.  In April I will be 29 (gasp)...the final chapter of my 20s. I feel like at some point in everyone's life there should be this moment when you wake up, slap yourself in the face and try to figure out what you're supposed to do with your life, how you're supposed to be. This next year, I have decided,  will be that moment for me.

It took me a little while to decide what route to take to make this journey the most tolerable.  I thought that I could just get some of those dance dvds and do them twice a day and I would be good. Wrong. I did them exactly once.  So then I thought, I'll just eat lean cuisine meals twice a day and that should totally be enough. Wrong again. I actually gained weight!  

Then I gave up for one week. Ate whatever I wanted. That, too, wasn't very smart.  I felt like crap and my face was breaking out like I was 13. Not cool man, not cool.

So my final decision is to give up the vegetarian thing and start eating meat again and cut the carbs.  I have watched my love do this diet on and off for years and I know it works, but I also know that the first week can be pure hell. 

As I sit here writing this blog entry,  I am currently waist deep in low carb day #1. I currently feel like I'm gonna fall asleep at any moment.  My energy level was great most of the day, but now I'm pretty pooped and I feel like I could eat my way through a food jungle. But I know that if I can just make it through these first few days I will be feeling fab in no time!

I'm not planning to post something about "my struggle" every day. Anyone that knows me knows that's just not my style.  But, I will post sporadically about it because its someting that I think is very important. Also, if my silly little story can help someone else start on their journey, well then I feel like that's a win, folks.  Most women feel that they could stand to lose 5-10lbs, or in my case 100lbs, but don't have the motivation to do it.  Well let this be your motivation if it works for you!  

Love and Good Luck to You!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

So then there was blogging.

I've thought about doing this for a long time.  I feel like I have a lot to say sometimes and maybe I should just start writing it down.  So if you're into random things, this is the place to find them.  I plan to blog about my favorite things and my not so favorite things.  I promise these will get better, you'll have to forgive the first few while I get the hang of this.  Please comment and share if you dig this as much as I hope you will!

Happy Reading!!