Posted by: the delish | March 6, 2012

Gonna do it, gonna LIKE it.

Today I woke up and realized I had officially lost 20 pounds. THAT was pretty exciting, and a great way to start the day! 

There are a lot of reasons I decided to start this journey. I mean – I really did it quite reluctantly because I was having a grand old time eating whatever and whenever I wanted. I do love food. I looooove it. And I love to cook. With butter. And cream. And cheese. And pasta. And I do happen to really like vegetables too. But instead of showcasing the vegetables, they were becoming overpowered by all of the other stuff.

I started to notice that all my clothes kept shrinking. And in turn, my entire wardrobe was shrinking. I could not afford to buy a new wardrobe for each season.

Then, I began to notice that I was developing some, ahem… intolerances. I still have not pinned down exactly what those “intolerances” were, but ever since I stopped eating my weight in sugar, dairy and wheat products, I have had no issues.  

The final straw that made everything click was seeing a number on the scale that I never thought I would see. I am not to a point in my journey where I feel comfortable sharing that number but I will tell you it was almost 30 pounds over my 9 months pregnant weight. Ouch, it hurts a little to even say that. 

But, with that said, you can see why losing 20 pounds – while not “easy” – was not really that hard. It was just waiting for me to evict it.

I have a feeling the next 20 pounds is not going to be nearly so easy. This is why I am trying really hard to like exercise. I honestly can’t say I like it yet. But I am getting there. I have worked out 3 times in 4 days which is more than I worked out the whole past month, I think. HA.

Mind over matter.  I LOVE EXERCISING. 

I used to hate a lot of foods – like tomatoes, onions, peppers. I knew I was missing out, so I told myself over and over that I was going to try them and I was going to LIKE them. Now, they are some of my favorite foods. Same thing happened with yard work. I used to hate yard work, but I wanted to have a decent looking yard, so I told myself over and over that I was going to do it and LIKE it. Now I love working in the yard. Just wish there were more hours in the day!

The point is… I am exercising, and gosh darn it, I am going to LIKE it. 

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