June 9, 2005
Those Last 10 Pounds...
I haven't started dress-shopping yet because I want to lose some weight first. That's the plan anyway....to lose some weight, find a dress, and hopefully keep it off until the wedding.
I lost weight once before. Two and a half years ago I went crazy with working out and dropped about 15 pounds in two months. Way too fast! It all came back about a year later. But it was nice while it lasted, even if it did mean that eating was a total letdown. I ate peanut butter on toast for breakfast everyday with grapes or strawberries, and then a yogurt in the mid-morning, a Lean Cuisine thing for lunch with some fruit, a snack in the afternoon (peanuts or yogurt) and another Lean Cuisine for dinner. BORING! It worked, but it was really not fun.
I don't know when I decided that eating had to be fun. Maybe it was after Derek and I met, because once we started going out, I started eating foods I normally wouldn't eat. Suddenly, everything had extra cheese, and most foods came out of a deep-fryer instead of a microwave. I also started eating ice cream all the time because Derek is a HUGE ice cream fanatic. Somewhere in all of that, eating became fun. I just wish is wasn't SO fun, then I'd be able to lose some weight.
Posted by tsch0020 at June 9, 2005 2:25 PM
It seems like that happens when you are comfortable with someone. When Dave and I met, I was a FOOD NAZI- no meat, no junk, no fast-food. I ate only organic, un-processed foods that were usually hand made. I also swam laps for 3 hours 4-5 times a week. After a few months, I started to follow his habits... Junk food, fast-food, rarely eating fruit or vegetables, and the three hours I usually spent at the gym became my three hours sitting on the couch watching movies, or playing video games. I hate these newfound habits, but it is hard when you LIVE with your worst influence. Don't be too hard on yourself (think healthy) and remember that the stricter the "diet" the more you have to "cheat" and that ultimately sets you up for feeling guilty. You have a whole year- that should be plenty of time to develop healthier habits without doing anything drastic (like most women do before their wedding). Plus- this is a time to be happy. Nobody (except yourself) even notices the extra 5lbs. you think you have put on.
Awww... I know exactly what you mean. I unfortunately, gained about 20 lbs after I met my soon-to-be hubby and you're right... he made eating so much fun. He's a great cook, he used butter, oils, and everything tasted so much better. I haven't been able to change much since and it doesn't seem like anything helps, but I'm trying. My goal is just that 20, which is stuck at 15 right now because I lost 5 but can't get any further. It's been two months since you've written, is everything going crazy from the wedding plans?? I want to know what's happened! :)
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