Saturday, January 29, 2011

when whole wheat toast becomes a treat!

Whole wheat toast....a treat?


Yeah. That was me four weeks ago too.

But lets go back 8 years ago. That was when I was getting ready to get married and was trying to lose that last stubborn two pounds. It didn't happen...DESPITE my running early in the morning. I was okay with that though, because I was still pretty slim.

Then I got married. And the pounds started to pack on.

Then I had my first baby girl. And the pounds REALLY started to pack on.

Then I had baby girl #2. Yup. More pounds.

And then, the doozy. TWINS! Yeah. Ahem.

And now enter two months ago. I decided I really needed to get serious about losing weight. I was 52 pounds heavier than when we got married. Ugh.

So...I started my weight loss journey. Let me just mention that this was right before Thanksgiving, which is right before Christmas. I'm pretty sure that's a BAD time to start a diet plan! I did lose some weight...but then gained about four pounds back over Christmas.

Now enter my good friend, Sonia. Before Thanksgiving she started a challenge. A, um, NO SUGAR challenge. As I saw all of her status' on Facebook I thought she was, cuh-razy! No sugar? Are you KIDDING me?! Sugar is my favorite food group!!

Then after Thanksgiving she mentioned that she was going to be adding flour to her list of "No's." Ha! No sugar AND no flour? I was pretty sure she was going to starve. But then...BUT THEN, I started getting messages from her about dropping a pound over night or three pounds since her last weigh in...stuff like that. And I thought, "I WANT THAT!"

So after a couple weeks of contemplating, of building up enough nerve to do it...I jumped in with both feet. No sugar. No flour. Sorta. I told Sonia as I was starting, that I wasn't going to be super SUPER strict about it. I was going to be a modest no flour, no sugar-er.

I'm now four weeks into it and I've lost 7 lbs. Total I'm down 11.4 lbs. It's amazing! And I feel great! I have 29 lbs left to get to my first goal and then another 12 to be where I was when we got married.

The best thing about it is that I don't feel all! I have built in treats at set times of the week. I have snacks that are healthy that keep me going! I love it! I've never felt this way on a "diet" before.

In fact, this morning I decided to splurge for my breakfast. Four weeks ago that would've meant having a bunch of donuts! Yum! But today, that meant a piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and 100% fruit jelly and a banana. That was my treat of a breakfast! That just tells me how far I've come! And I'm so happy!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Amber, you have no idea what joy it brings me to be a part of this journey. You have done A-MAZING! I wish my clients back in the day listened like you do:) Good job, girl!! So happy for you!