<<<- My goal figure!
Truth be told, I gained weight after I quit smoking. And I had gained a little bit of weight before that as well, but I didn’t really care too much. I don’t mind being curvy! However, the weight I gained after I quit smoking made me uncomfortable in my own skin and that’s when I decided to do something about it. Whenever I’m not happy with how I look, I change it.
My go-to diet in the past have been small meals/snacks every 2.5 hours and pretty moderate exercise. I’m an extremely active person anyway; I walk at least 3-4 miles per day. So, this time I thought it would be a piece of cake (OMG I want cake so bad). Nope. Not as easy as it has been in the past. This time I’m forty years old and my metabolism was still slowing down from the lack of nicotine. The pounds weren’t coming off at all, no matter what I did!
So, I gave up. For a moment at least.
Two weeks ago today I weighed myself and immediately cursed my scale to Hades. The bastard. But, it was a kick in the butt to try harder.
I returned to eating small meals every 2.5 hours, but I keep a very close watch on what it is I’m eating. Simple carbs be gone (gawd I want bread and cookies), sugar be gone (except if it’s in berries), and hello high protein and lots of veggies! I also still keep my routine of going for a 2-mile walk right after work and and another 2-mile walk after dinner.
It’s working. Flawlessly!
I’m down six pounds in two weeks. Just twenty more to go when I will be content with my weight. It’s certainly not as easy as it has been in the past, but I’m on my way. I normally would keep this to myself, but by posting this publicly I’m making all of you my accountability partners. I am in competition with myself, yet I have to report to someone to stay motivated. So here it is.
I will check in every week and report my progress (or failure), whether anyone reads it or not! It’s here and hopefully I will motivate someone else to jump on board with me!