This is My Story…
In 2008/2009 I was excited to start a new job. To make a great impression I wanted to buy a new outfit to wear to the interview. Walked into my favorite store and walked out in tears realizing I had increased a full pant size. It was this day that I decided I needed to change, I just wasn’t happy any more.
I started with a point system (Weight Watchers) and started to monitor what I ate. My biggest helpers:
- A food diary – Monitor the points of the foods you’re eating. Every plan has a limit per day. I was allowed 20 points/day, once you figure this out it will make the monitoring easier.
- A weigh scale – choose one day a week to weigh yourself. My day was always Monday.
- A cheat day – This is ONE day a week where you allow yourself what you crave the most. For me it was nachos so for dinner Mel and I would make a huge platter of nachos for dinner and go nuts. My cheat day was always Friday.
- Working out – I work out every second day for about 30 – 60 minutes. In the beginning I needed that motivation and joined a gym. Now I work out in my home made gym in the basement.
Since the start of my journey I have lost 30 lbs and I am keeping it off. I am a lot happier and more confident. Eating healthy and working out are now a part of my life. It was a huge life style change and I am glad I took the plunge. Now it’s engraved into my head all the points, tips and tricks. Eating healthy is second nature to me now and I want to share my story in hopes to help others struggling or just anyone who wants to eat healthier.
Please visit my blog weekly for additional weight loss helpers and great healthy food ideas.
If you want to contact me please send me a message, I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.