“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Havelock Ellis

Today was a sad, sad day…for my pants. As with all others who came before them, my favorite pair of jeans finally gave in to the chub rub. I noticed when I sat down on the couch to eat my dinner, I propped my right foot up on the edge of the cushion and suddenly felt a breeze on the inside of my thigh. Damn thighs, always gotta be rubbing together and ruining my favorite pants. All the more reason to be done with this fat, I’ll save a fortune on clothes!

I repeated yesterday’s breakfast (Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie), still delicious by the way. For lunch, I have several pre-portioned bags of soups stashed in the freezer, so I busted out a serving of Cabbage Roll Soup to eat while my daycare kiddos were sleeping. Dinner was a whole new recipe for the entire family. I tried out diet-friendly Salisbury Steak Meatballs. Judging by the only leftover meatballs, all TWO of them, I’d say the fam liked it! I paired it with mashed potatoes (using almond milk and salt, instead of my usual whole milk and butter).

Things went much better for me today, not so much for my jeans. No headache, not starving, great new recipe…only a few urges to cram a handful of the kids’ goldfish crackers in my mouth, but I stayed strong!

Well, I am nearly done sipping my tea, and I have already oiled up my feet and breathed in that heavenly Idaho Balsam Fir scent…good night, all.

~~ Amie

Author: lifedeathdieting

My story is the same as most women, all was fine with my health, weight and body -- until I had kids. My metabolism is nearly non-existent, it seems I have to put in 10X more effort as anyone else to loose even 1 pound (yet, I can gain weight almost instantly if I allow myself even a single cheat day), I'm embarrassed to say how many different diets I've tried and bombed, and most days the motivation simply isn't there. I have even met much resistance with people in my life, dieting and loosing weight is such a common topic, I think it is often minimized just because so many people talk about it everyday. Friends and family always brush it off like its something I can do if I just stop whining about it and just do it -- but I can't, I've learned over the last 17 years that it is far more complicated than "just doing it." Exercising is difficult with all the loose skin and fat that sags on my abdomen...but I need to exercise to get all that fat off...but many exercises I can't do because the fat and skin are in the way...it's a loose-loose at the moment. But there is a new dawn on the weight loss horizon, I have finally begin to drop some weight, and I am slowly figuring out where my buggaboos are hiding within my mind and my diet. I am sharing this journey to chronicle the successes and failures on my return to health.

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