Monday, January 25, 2010

A Little Scary

I am amazed at the fact that I had enough will power to do this diet for two weeks and not want to jump off the roof. I can't even wrap my brain around the fact that it is going so well. It's not that I have super human strength to resist all things unhealthy. It's because I was finally at a place that allowed me to follow through with what I wanted to do. I realized that I am not doing anything different, I just started this diet when my brain was stronger than my stomach. If I hadn't reached a place of utter determination, I would have failed at this one, too. It got to a point where the junk food was not worth looking in my closet and not seeing one item of clothing that I felt comfortable wearing.

I am now up to 12 pounds of weight loss in 13 days. I hesitate saying that for fear that I might get accused of having some sort of eating disorder. I promise, I love food too much to stop eating. This is just what happens when you replace the bad stuff for the good stuff. I replaced soda with water. I replaced snacks with fruits and vegetables. I replaced "I can't" with "Try and stop me".

Two weeks down and I have no desire to go back to the way I was in the past. Can't wait to see what happens next...

Monday, January 18, 2010

One Week Down...

Tomorrow I will have completed the first week of my new eating habits. I would have thought that by now all I would want to do is complain. It really hasn't been that bad. Do I miss junk food? Yup. Do I miss sugar? Ummm...yes. Am I going to shrivel up into a ball of despair? I really hope not.

So far I have lost six pounds and feel great. People are actually starting to notice a difference. I must say the comments have been a great internal motivator. If people can see a difference now and it has only been a week, how much better and I going to feel in 2 weeks?

Hardest thing so far: Finding variety in my food. I am a self proclaimed picky eater. Vegetables and me are not friends. I have had to work hard to find flavor that fits in the scope of this plan. I think the flavor would come naturally if I liked flavorful things like onions and peppers. My menu would open tremendously if veggies were on there.

Tip of the week: Take it one day at a time. Things look really hard if you think about how long it will take to complete the life change. Instead, wake up and decide to do the plan perfectly for that day. Tackling one day is much less intimidating and a whole lot more manageable.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Well, I have decided to hijack this blog for a few weeks and start a journal of my newest weight loss "challenge".

I have the unbelievable opportunity to do a weight loss challenge that is covered by my local news station here in Charlotte. For the next 8 weeks, I am going to completely turn my life upside down in hopes of creating new habits, new routines, and a new life style. My goal is not to be a size 2, (ok, maybe so maybe I would REALLY love that) my goal is to change the way I look at food.

Today is day one of my challenge. Last night, my friend and news anchor, Tonia Bendickson, came to my house to interview myself and my husband about our eating habits, our struggles, and our plan. It should air on WBTV news by next Friday. We will be checking in periodically to monitor our progress. I feel like this opportunity has given me the accountability that I need to make the changes. Who wants to gain weight or fail a diet when lots of people are watching? Not me!

This blog will give me the ability to share my struggles, pass on tips that I learn, and make me more accountable so that there is not a chance of me giving up easily.

Alright, here we go...