Warning: This post may contain TMI's
This evening, as I was about to get in the shower, I took off my shirt and looked in the mirror. What did I see? Something I definitely was not pleased with...something I had never seen before...something that needed to change. I have a gut! I am a small-framed person and have always been petite but for the last year I have gained at least 15 pounds. This weight correlates pretty closely with the time in which my boyfriend and I began dating. I know when people are happy and in love they tend to gain weight, but this is not cute. I am 5'3" and 150 lbs and while that may seem pretty average (for an African American woman) it is not. Am I fat? No. Am I overweight? Yes. I should be about 20 pounds lighter than I am. I carry my weight very well so people look at me and don't believe that I am 150 pounds, but the scales do not lie. Most of my weight is in my thighs and butt and the rest of it is now migrating to my stomach area.
I was on a roll as far as working out and eating well but the last month I have completely slacked off and gone on an eating spree. I have lost all of the progress that I made, and so quickly. It is difficult not to be sad by it but I had an episode in front of my boyfriend in July that was quite embarrassing and I won't allow myself to get that upset over something I have control over. I am not comfortable with myself right now but there is something I can (and will) do about it!
This weekend my boyfriend and I are going food shopping. We have created a semi-permanent grocery list with healthy foods as well as a few cheat foods. One thing is for sure, I need to stop eating out so much. That is probably my biggest down fall but I am going to nip that in the bud because this tummy has GOT TO GO!
I am going to try BlaqKofi's wheatgrass smoothies to jump start my mornings, have a SmartOne or salad for lunch, and have a home-cooked meal for dinner. In addition to changing my eating habits I am getting back into the gym at least 3 days a week. Wish me luck!