Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I'm on a kick right now...

I, like other members of my family, get really excited about something for a while and then I lose interest. Right now I'm on a fitness kick. This might be one of those short-lived obsessions, but I'm going to ride it for all it's worth while it lasts! (That's always what my sister, Jane, says about things like this...I know what she means for sure!)

So while I'm interested in being as healthy as I can be and losing weight, that's what I'm going to write about today!

Embarrassing story:

Once upon a time I decided that I wanted to lose some weight--fast. A very appealing diet was brought to my attention. Maybe you've heard of it. It's Bob Harper's Jumpstart to Skinny diet. His is a three-week very low calorie diet designed to help you lose up to twenty pounds for a big event such as a wedding. So I was like, "Yeah, I need to lose like 40 pounds, so this will be fabulous! Maybe I'll even do it twice!"

I read the book and got all excited about how planned out it was and how much I had heard about people losing. Some red flags popped up as I read the questionable research he mentioned in the book, but I was reassured by the fact that Bob Harper is a professional and knows what he's doing. Gung-ho, I bought all the groceries for the first week costing a total of over $100. (Just for me!)

The diet began and I was pleased with the results and even pleased with the food! But as time went by, I started to feel sick and tired--literally. It was a struggle to choke down my salads and chug all the required water. I was still losing weight, but I felt awful. So I quit the diet. The embarrassing part of all that is that I even fell for the dumb diet in the first place! Of course I was going to feel terrible on 800 calories a day!

The End.

Now I feel way better. The miracle is that I still want to be healthy after that crap-o diet. I'm still losing weight and exercising! I'm just being a lot better with my food (as in eating enough food and trying to eat healthy food).