I want to start off by saying THANK YOU!!!
Thanks to everyone who offered their sweet stories, and let me know that i am not alone in this struggle and that I CAN DO THIS!
Alighty, so i promised updates on my progress, and any tips that i have been learning.
Well, i will be honest. it really hasn't been easy at all, even with all the wonderful motivation.
I feel like every time i start trying to eat healthy, all that sounds good in the world is pasta, ice cream and french fries. and that makes eating a salad the least enjoyable activity ever. So, i have really had to stretch to come up with healthy meals that aren't strictly made for rabbits.
some meal examples:
lite yogurt with 1/2 cup granola
banana & whole wheat toast with jam
cottage cheese, hot dog and a pear
1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 an avodado, 15 tortilla chips and 1 cup grapes
4 oz fish fillet, carrots with hummus
grilled chicken with brocolli and brown rice
2 oz pasta with shrimp and roasted tomatoes
swiss and mushroom burger (no bun) with green beans
okay, so they are so simple, but so tasty and i don't feel like i am dieting, which is amazing.
one other thing that has helped, is that i don't tell myself that i CAN NOT have any certain thing. i always allow myself to have an oreo, but instead of having 8 like i normally would, i have 2. Instead of eating 2 servings of pasta, i have one and save the other for lunch the next day. I still have ice cream at night, but i put it in a small dish, so it still looks like a lot cuz the small dish is full with one scoop of ice cream, so i still feel like i am getting my treats, but i still lose weight. i also allow myself one cheat meal a week, that way i can still enjoy my date nights with alex or enjoy my moms homemade sunday dinners :)
i have also started to ride my bike at night! huzzah for nice weather!
i just feel so excited for the future!
I also have to comment on my weekend.
I was lucky enough to be asked by my dear friend camille if i would take her engagement pictures!
Of course i said YES PLEASE!
so i flew up to utah saturday morning and spent the day in utah visiting friends and family.
it was such a lovely little break from my normal routine.
But, friday night was also super special.
As many of you know, I am a nanny for a very wealthy family.
well a few weeks ago, i had to stay over night with the girls for 5 days while the parents were out of town.
it was the longest i have ever had to babysit them, and the parents wanted to shoe their appreciation, so they gave alex and i a gift certificate to an amazing steakhouse in the valley.
I love being able to share this journey with you.
thank you again for all the love and support!
OH!! I almost forgot to mention!
I am down 3 pounds!
Stay tuned for next weeks update! Hopefully i have more happy news!