Saturday, July 7, 2012

Diets and so Forth

I'm going to post this, just to solidify it in my mind and add a little accountability to the project.  I won't disclose my starting weight, but if I lose any, I'll share how much I lost at the end of the project. 

I got my bountiful baskets order this morning, and I was contemplating in my mind about how I could use up all of these fruits and veggies before they go bad.  Not everybody in my household loves fruits and veggies as much as they should.  My homeschooled kids aren't exempt from craving McDonalds and Pizza Hut, especially since Princess Melody works at McDonalds.  However, I think that we should try to make healthy choices as much as we can. 

The most obvious way that I can think of to use all of this up in the fastest, most efficient way possible, and a way for me to hopefully enjoy some much needed weight loss is to go on the General Motors Diet.  It's a safe diet, though not a fun one.  It goes along pretty well with the paleo diet, which is what I have the most success on.  However, General Motors is lower in fat and calories and quite a bit more extreme.  It only goes for a week at the time, which is a blessing.  For those that can stand to go through the entire program for a week, it works really well.  With all of the healthy fruits, vegetables and water, it is impossible not to work.  I will mention though, that the last time that I did this, I didn't lose any weight at all, because I got pregnant with Princess Tarja.  I think that God was having a little fun at my expense, or maybe all of the wonderful vitamins that I was consuming with the fruits and veggies kick started something.   For a long time after that, we cautioned other women friends to not eat any cabbage soup, or they would get pregnant.  Hoootie hooo!! 

Anyway, I got my bountiful baskets this morning, had fruit and a Spark drink for breakfast, and am about to make a pot of vegetable soup.  It will feel so good to shed some pounds by the end of the week, so I'm going to keep my eyes on the prize at the end.  Unfortunately, to get to my ideal weight, I will need to repeat the program several times.  In addition to this, I've been watching the Weigh Down videos by Gwen Shamblin.  So here I go on the journey to help myself to look as amazing as I feel.  I do think that it's funny that I can be so happy, and feel so great..............yet still have this weight issue.  I can be grateful that the weight (and, of course, my blood sugar), is all that I really have to worry about.  I'm not going to worry anymore.  I'm going to make my best effort to enjoy the journey, and rejoice when the battle is won.  There will be no "before" picture, but one of these days, there might be an "after" picture.  Can't wait!

If you are having the same struggle, leave me a comment.  Let's cheer each other on!

1 comment:

  1. Well, apparently, I am behind in reading your posts. YIKES! Sorry!

    Ok....twirlers look great.
    Bountiful Baskets....I get it, too! WHEN hubby will be home the following week. Sometimes, I just get the add-on. Last time I got 72 oz blueberries....yum....I washed them, then froze them.

    One time, I got a 50 pound bag of carrots for only $9. I spend a few hours peeling, slicing, blanching, and freezing them in 4 cup portions. PERFECT for my soups and regular *eatin'.*

    Weight loss....good luck, my friend. I, too, need to work on something. I forget I am until I get a side-glimpse. Sad, huh?