It’s time, guys. I’m happy, I’m healthy, I’m married, it’s summer, I have a good job, we finally found a church home, we quit smoking, the list goes on and on. I can’t put it off any longer. It’s time to diet.
I’m out of excuses! I’m out of reasons to stall! My stomach is literally so big I have to hoist myself off my sofa! 😂
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not upset or embarrassed with myself or how I look. I’m still beautiful AF. But my knuckles turned into dimples and my boobs are doing a 360 thing around my entire body (just think about it for a second). I had my “last meal” last night, which consisted of Wendy’s and Reese’s. And I had enough time to mentally prepare myself.
So now I need your help!
“It takes a village,” is grossly understated.
I need encouragement, and I need tips/tricks/ideas. But mostly I just need some loving people to help hold me accountable.
So here’s the game plan. I will be doing a “salad” diet, not for any particular reason, it’s just what I felt convicted to do.
“But what exactly do we mean by the term conviction? Conviction means “the act or process of convincing,” “the state of being convinced,” or “a fixed or strong belief.” Thus, by biblical conviction we mean convictions or beliefs derived from and based on a commitment to Scripture, the Bible. As God’s Holy Word, it is the absolute index for the whole of our lives—faith and practice.” -www.bible.org
My diet will consist of a pretty normal breakfast, (cereal and milk/eggs and yogurt/etc), SALAD for lunch, and SALAD for dinner. These salads will not include pasta salads, considering my endocrinologist says I need to slow my carb consumption WAY down.
Snacks will be healthy fruits/veggies etc.
Beverages I can consume will be water, coffee, tea, and (from time to time) milk.
I will be starting TODAY, June 1, 2017, and my final weigh in will be TUESDAY, October 17, 2017. That will be B and my two year wedding anniversary!
That’s 138 days. I will post weekly updates on how my diet is going, what I’ve been eating, IF I have exercised or not 😂 and a picture of me when I’m really feelin myself. I will weigh in once a week, and B will record my results.
Pretty on fleek.
What I hope to get from this:
Considering I’m leaving a lot of wiggle room for myself, I’m not 100% sure that “weight loss” is really my main goal.
- I’m hoping that first and foremost I learn discipline. I want to be able to say I’m going to eat healthier and actually do it.
- I’m hoping to incorporate more vegetables in my diet, and less processed foods.
- I’m hoping that this journey will continue to bring B and I closer together, as well as help me to continue to come closer to the Lord.
- I’m also hoping that I make some more friends along the way!
- As for my health, I am hoping to shed a few danger pounds (weight that leads to health problems).
- I’m hoping to feel better about how my pants fit.
- And I’m also hoping I can trim down enough to not have to roll off the sofa when I get up 😂
B and I were talking about how much weight we thought I’d lose, and he guessed 60 pounds. That’s almost half a pound a day. So I think he’s nuts. I thought I might lose around 40 pounds. And then I asked my friend K, and SHE said 10-15 pounds! So I’m baffled and confused, and I want to know what you guys think! How much weight do you think I’ll lose???
Let me know any ideas or thoughts you guys have in the comments!!