I’ve been kinda scared to talk about losing weight here, because that’s not why you visit. I mean, it’s January, and you’re already bombarded with every other person you know talking about it on Facebook & Twitter & well… pretty much everywhere! Last weekend, I shared via Instagram that I had to buy new jeans – three sizes smaller than my old ones. Immediately I started getting questions about if I was losing weight. When I said I’d lost nearly 40 pounds, I got even more questions. So, I thought I’d share how I’ve changed my life a little and it got me into smaller jeans.
First things first: my weight loss wasn’t a resolution that popped up when the calendar flipped. I actually started before Thanksgiving, and didn’t even tell my husband I was doing if for the first 2 weeks. I didn’t start some radical new weight loss plan. I’m not taking a magic pill. It pretty much boils down to two things….
eating croissants & playing games. Ok…ok…ok… it’s really more about eating & moving.
What I eat is real, amazing food. I have much smaller portions than I did before, but I eat food that’s so good it looks like it came from some famous French bistro. I take the time to actually enjoy it – slowing down the pace. Eating shouldn’t be a race – I slowed down to enjoy every. single. bite. Doing that led to me eating much, much less and being satisfied longer between meals. I prepare 99% of the meals that I eat, which is turning me into something I never thought I would be: a foodie.
Going on a diet never worked for me. Seriously – I never stick with it more than 2 weeks, and then I end up gaining it all back. I’m not dieting, I’ve altered my eating, and plan on eating this way for the rest of my life. Since I’m heading towards 3 months into it, my only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner.
Now let’s talk about moving. I’m addicted to Just Dance, partly because it’s fun, but even more because it’s 2-3 hours a day that I get to spend just being goofy with my girls. What’s better than dancing & laughing & having fun – with a bonus of losing weight?
So that’s my big secret. Not really a secret, huh? Eat less, move more. The big thing was I learned how to eat things and how to move more, both which make me ridiculously happy. And fitting into smaller jeans, well that’s just icing on the proverbial cake
What does this mean for my blog? Well, it’s not turning into my weight loss journal (though you can follow @ShabbyCreek on Instagram if you want to cheer me on.) I may be posting a few more recipes, but y’all seem to be liking those, anyway Other than that, not a thing. Except I might actually get more DIY done, because I have WAY more energy now. Just wanted to share my story with you.