Working Towards My Happy Weight
It’s no secret that I’ve put on a few pounds over the past 2 years (cringe). It started when I was sidelined due to my IT band injury, and continued when I sprained my ankle (right after I finally got control of my IT band issues!) – resulting in me being out of commission for quite awhile.
I could get into the other reasons that that contributed to this, too, but, ultimately, they don’t really matter – all that matters is that my jeans don’t fit like they used to.
At my happy weight. (with long hair!) (and before I learned to bake everything from scratch )
It’s not an easy topic for me, considering it took me so long to LOSE the weight 5 years ago. Also, it can be embarrassing since everyone knows me as the “fitness fanatic”.
But it’s not the exercise that is the problem for me. It’s the food.
It’s pretty simple: I like to eat.
And I especially like to bake for my friends and family.
C’s soccer team!
But, when I bake, I eat. It’s a bad bad habit.
So I’m eliminating the baking from my life for a few months (sorry, boys!). If we have special occasions that require baked goods, then I’ll buy them from the local bakery. Simple solution.
Eliminating baking isn’t going to solve all my problems, but it’s one step in the right direction. I’m also logging my food religiously on My Fitness Pal. Boring, but necessary. Especially on the weekends because that’s when all hell breaks loose. Weekends are my biggest struggle.
But I’m down 9 lbs since January 2nd, only 15 more to go! I’ll check in again at the end of February. Hopefully with good news. I figure if I put it out on the internet I have to stay accountable.
What’s your food kryptonite (the one food you can’t ever turn down)? Mine is cake and ice cream. Hands down.