I’ve been in denial. I used to be one of those people with a crazy metabolism that worked overtime. I grew up eating pasta every night, had all the ice cream and cookies I wanted and was always thin. As I got older I noticed my metabolism slowing down but I adjusted the way I ate – not dieting but not eating pasta every night – and weight was never an issue for me. Then I got pregnant. I gained about 40 pounds and I’ve lost 35 of those pounds. Now five pounds is not a big deal, but when you’re under 5 feet tall (like myself) then every pound makes a big difference. I had almost given up and thought the 5 pounds were impossible to lose – and then I realized I was being really easy on myself.
I had been doing Jillian Michael’s workouts and running twice a week. As a reward for my hard work I would have dessert at night as I would sit on the couch and blog and watch tv. I wonder why those 5 pounds weren’t going anywhere? Ha! In my attempt to get my pre-preg body back I met with a trainer at my gym. He basically told me that I needed to do cardio 5 times a week and watch what I eat. So I changed the game plan.
I’ve been running 5 days a week and watching what I eat. I’m still satisfied and I’m eating really good food but I don’t eat processed food, lunches are vegetarian and I rarely eat red meat anymore (unless I absolutely need to have a burger). I do eat more liberally on the weekends since we usually eat out – I’ll let myself have dessert and pasta I’ve lost two pounds and I’ve got three more to go. It’s a bit slow but I’m seeing a difference which helps me keep going. It’s just that every night I have to fight the urge to eat chocolate or ice cream or both. Tonight the craving was bad (I ran 3 miles and did 1/2 hour of ab work I deserve a reward no?) and instead of chowing down, I sat down to write this post. Thankfully, the craving has passed. Thanks for reading. Until tomorrow night’s craving…
How do you fight the urge?
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