Ugh. Never say Diet, right? It has DIE in it, right? No more cupcakes! No more indulgences! No more yummy food! Who wants to diet??
If you're tired, bored, or just not interested in people who are trying to lose weight, stop reading now because this is Friday's Letters - The Diet Edition!
You know you were in denial about exercise and losing weight right? The first half-marathon you ran in Oct of 2011, you didn't really lose any weight...maybe 3 lbs. Got in shape? Yes. Improved cardio health? Yes. Lost weight, not so much.
If you were thinking it was going to be different training for the next half (definition of insanity...), well surprise! Same thing; improved health but no weight lost. Wohn, wohn.
Thank you for putting it in terms even my Lost-in-Denial Self could understand: "Exercise is great for maintaining weight; your diet is what will determine whether you lose or gain weight."
Time to get real. After getting results from the blood tests, there is no more waffling about health. Either lose weight, improve your diet, or (cue dramatic music) duhn, duhn, duhn...suffer the consequences.
Thank you for allowing me to skip all those commercials in prime time that are geared towards making me want to eat not so healthy foods after dinner. Best invention ever.
It's hard to surf you without seeing tons of recipes for food that would feed my food addiction. Can you make a non-food version and let me spend my hours perusing beautiful crafts, furniture redos, and home decor again? Kthx :)
Thanks for leading the way and starting this diet and exercise journey before I got serious about it. You give me a goal to shoot for (losing at least as much as you do - LOL!), and keep me motivated even though you're far away.
Dear My Fitness Pal,
Thank you. You are the best, and easiest, website for counting calories and keeping track of food and exercise. And no, I'm not being sponsored by them - just love this tool for helping me stay the course. I am a yo-yo dieter, I see this now. My goal is to get to and maintain a healthy weight, along with a healthy attitude towards food.
So far, I've been walking several times a week and keeping track of my food. It's working so far, but this is not a diet; it's a lifestyle. When the weight comes off, I'll be able to have a splurge every once in awhile. Not every day, but occasionally. I cannot live without cupcakes :) With the holidays coming up, I'll probably eat more than is necessary, but in the long run, my goals are attainable.
To anyone out there who is struggling to lose weight, what's working for you? If you want to join My Fitness Pal and friend me for mutual motivation, register (it's free) and look up sbrchick.
Good luck everyone!