So I was in the bathroom the other day when the thought occurred to me… it has been 2 years since the Spring Break I decided to change my life.
I’m 50+ lbs lighter and I feel amazing. But I’m only half way there, but I can’t quite break the 220s. I wonder what it is I’m doing that keeps impeding my process.
To give you an idea of my regular food choices, I’m going to detail my meals today.
- Slice of Spanish omelette with potatoes and onions
- 2 cups of fruit
- Salad: lettuce, cherry tomatoes, black olives, croutons, Italian dressing
- Black beans
- White rice
- slice of lemon meringue pie
- Ice cream
- Meatless tamale with ketchup
On closer inspection, I think I’m just not eating enough vegetables and I’m overeating breads and sweets. So this week I’m going to focus on replacing bread and pasta with vegetables. On top of that I’m going to try to minimize the amount of sweets I eat. If I must eat sweets, I’m going to opt for fruits.
2 years ago, a regular meal would have looked like this;
- Cereal and milk
- Turkey and cheese sandwich on white bread
- More chips
- Pizza (half-whole)
- Brownies/cookies/anything sweet
Big difference, huh? Yea, I’m proud of myself. I’m also back on my exercise game, as difficult as my schedule has made it, I am determined to get to my goal.
Do you know what I always thought I looked like? The cyclops from Disney’s Hercules, at least in regards to all my rolls. It really depressed me for a long time. I feel much better about myself now, there are actually places where I see my muscles starting to show!
Here’s to change and realizing our dreams. I have to somehow complete a butt-load of assignments. Best of luck to anyone else on their weight-loss journey.