Sorry, gang, no recipe today. This has been one crazy week and my kitchen hasn't exactly been usable.
But today, I'm here with a confession. (I have this image of everybody suddenly leaning in a little closer, hands clasped around your cuppa whatever :)
This was me only a few short years ago. I'd lost forty pounds and had breast reduction surgery.
I looked great, I felt great...
Then something happened.
Several somethings, actually.
Things like this.
Okay, I can't blame it all on sweets.
There's also stuff like this.
For a while, I was doing okay. Then something happened in my 49th year on planet Earth.
Despite a daily gym routine, my metabolism slowed down. The weight began to creep up. And while it may have leveled out over the past year, it's way higher than I want it to be.
I don't like it.
I feel yucky (that's a technical term, ya know).
And I have a closet full of clothes I can't wear!
So today I am beginning what I hope is a lifestyle change.
I've always said that 90% of losing weight is in your head. If the head ain't willing, the body will not follow.
I know what I'm supposed to do.
Lean protein, more fruits and veggies, fewer--way fewer--carbs and sweets.
I just have to do it.
So, whether you want the job or not, you have have been selected to be my cheerleaders and accountability partners. (You look so cute in your little cheerleader outfits :)
What advice can you give me to help me stay on task?
Jan, I know you gave up sugar last October. How did you do it?
Ruthy, you're the queen of low-carb eating. What are some good snack options?
I'm too ashamed to tell you my starting weight but, beginning next week, I will tell you how much I've lost or gained. Whether I made good or bad choices.
If anyone would like to join me on this journey, I'd love to have you along for the ride.
After all, there's strength in numbers. :-)
Until next week...