2017 has definitely been a great year for me. I’ve lost and maintained a 65 pound loss, putting me in a healthy weight range for the first time in a long time. Here’s how I did it.
I wish I could tell you it was easy. I wish I could tell you that I found this pill, this diet, this wrap that made it all go away and let me eat as much as I want.
That’s not real life. It actually wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, especially as I got close to my goal, but believe me there were challenging things along the way.
There are still challenging things. There always will be, and I’ve come to terms with that.
So for the official first day of 2018 I’ve decided to do a round up of my blog and answer the most asked questions I get about my weight loss.
Now I know some of you may be doing a great big eye roll and thinking “she does Weight Watchers”. Yes I do, but that is just my method of controlling my portion sizes. I think I have a lot of valuable information for anyone trying to lose weight, you diet snob. 🙂
What is your number one piece of advice to someone who is trying to lose weight?
Clean your kitchen. Seriously. If you dirty a dish, wash the dish. Dry the dish. Put the dish away.
How many times have you come home, set to cook dinner, but the kitchen is a wreck and you say screw it? I know it used to happen to me all the time. I’m not a hoarder or anything, but I’m busy. And tired. I used to slack, for sure.
Not anymore. It is so much easier to cook when I get off work when I don’t have to pick up clutter or empty the dish washer. It is amazing how fast 15 minutes of extra work can derail all your plans and send you to calling for pizza.
How much water do you drink?
I’m really lucky on this one. I do not like pop, or soda, or coke,or whatever you call it where you live. I pretty much drink two things – water and coffee. Do I drink like half my body weight in water? No. I simply drink when I’m thirsty.
One thing I do try to always do is drink a glass before I eat. Every. Time.
Are you low carb/gluten free/only eat red food on Mondays?
I do follow the Weight Watcher plan. It works for me, and you need to find what works for you. I’m not so arrogant that I think WW is THE diet plan. Not all people will like it.
It is the plan that my Doctor recommends, and that’s good enough for me.
One thing I do know: You best pick one that you can do forever, that you can live with. It doesn’t just “end”. You don’t get to be done and go back to what you did before.
I mean I went low carb once. It was the worst 7 hours of my life.
I need choices. I need a cookie once in awhile. Ice cream, for the love of GOD I need to have ice cream.
I’ve downloaded meal plans. I’ve taken pills that made me feel like I was going to have a heart attack. I’ve Pinned 9 million healthy meals that someone else ate to lose weight.
If you aren’t going to do it, it’s not going to work. Find what works for you, and will work for you in the long haul.