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.