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I’m writing all of this on my blog, in hopes that it will inspire me to continue to reach for my goal of losing 30 lbs and becoming a healthier person. I know that so many people out there are also fighting for the same goal, so perhaps we can help each other. (I know right now, I could use a bit of support. I’m freaking out a little bit.)
It’s strange because I’ve never had weight problem until after I turned 25. I wasn’t always ‘battling the bulge’ and for the most part, I’ve been really healthy. (In all honesty, I’d always been a bit of a stick figure… wanting more curves.) Slowly, I started to gain the curves I was craving, but it didn’t stop!
I pin-point my problem to the fact that I live alone for the first time in my life. When I lived with my family, my meals were planned and shared; now, I have no energy to cook for only one person — myself. I got lazy. So, what do I do? I eat the awful pre-packaged meals that are now literally EVERYWHERE! You can’t walk into a store without pre-packaged cookies, chocolate, ‘gourmet’ meals, and tv dinners filling up entire aisles. When did we, as a society, need an entire aisle of cookies?
Suddenly, I’m at the doctor and staring at my weight with horror. I have hit the highest weight that I have ever been in my life. And not only that, but my doc tells me that my blood sugar is high. I almost passed out hearing that. She tells me that I have six months to lower my weight and my blood sugar or I have to start on diabetes medication!
Since I heard the results, I’ve dumped out everything in my pantry and fridge. I took all of the junk food to work and put it on the table to give away. I was so embarrassed that I didn’t tell anyone that the food was from me. I filled an entire conference table with junk food and watched as an entire company shared the food that I had been eating by myself for months. I had so much, I could’ve fed a small army. Shameful.
BUT, I’ve started to lose weight by eating healthy and started tracking all of the nutrients that I put in my mouth. It’s really hard! I had no idea about the amount of sugar in foods that I ate every-day! I bet no one realizes that there is 22G of sugar in orange juice.
I even put this little tracker from myfitnesspal on my site to inspire myself to hit the green color. I use that cell phone app to track every meal that I eat. Today is especially hard; not sure why, probably because its Sunday and there is nothing to do. All I want to do is eat and snack.
Thankfully, I’ve got two friends that recommended a couple of tricks: so, when I want a snack I drink a cup of herbal tea. (Drinking tea now.)
Well, that’s my story. Please share yours. I’d love to know how everyone is doing on their diets. I really hope that someone can help me keep this up or I’m doomed.