I don't know about the rest of you internets, but I, for one, am a serious foodie. Not in the fact that I am snobby and only eat 'froo-froo' kinds of foods, but in the fact that I Love. My. Food.
Jesus, Help me.
My hubby knows that the way to make me grin from ear to ear is to bring home some Chili's take-out. Or a Blizzard from Dairy Queen.
And the problem with me is that I don't stop when I am full, I love the taste so much that I eat and eat and eat. And then I eat when I am bored. And when I'm happy. And when I'm sad (which thankfully isn't very often). Or on a sunny day, or a cloudy one for that matter.
SO, all this eatin' and snackin' and gorgin' has made quite the impact. I'm not so much concerned with my weight, but when I think muffin top, I like to think of something tasty coming out of the oven and not something spilling over the top of my jeans! I'm just sayin'!
So, I decided to put myself back on the diet I was on while I was nursing my 4th baby who had a lot of food allergies. I went from 120 to 95lbs on this diet in a matter of a few months and felt great the whole time (physically at least, mentally, I thought the world was ending without my pizza and chocolate shakes).
PLUS, a great side effect was that my stomach shrank. A lot. As in I could wear a size 0 shrank!! Needless to say I was thrilled. But when I was done nursing I went right back to my old ways with so much as a second thought. And of course, the weight came on again, QUICK.
I think too that I find too much joy in my food, not that it is my idol, but I think its close to toeing the line and that is something I definitely want to change.
So I decided last Thursday to go back on the diet again and already I am noticing a difference in my tummy! Not quite so poochy and squishy. By seeing a change this quick, however slight, has motivated me to continue. I can not TELL you how hard it is to prepare pizza and cheesy chips and casseroles for my family knowing all the while that I will NOT be eating any of it *sad*
So hopefully in a few weeks I will notice a marked difference and I can post some before and during pictures of this process!