And Then It Clicked..

I wish that I could sit here and say that I am the type of girl who can eat anything I want to and not gain an ounce. That, however, is far from the truth. I’m the kind who can have a cheat weekend full of greasy, fried food and will step on the scale at least three pounds heavier come Monday morning. I would kill to be able to eat whatever the hell I want to and not have to worry about zipping up my jeans, but I know that is just never going to be the case.

If I want to weigh in at my “happy weight” every morning, then I have to work at it. I have to watch what I put in my mouth and I have to work out more than once or twice a week.

Throughout the years I have tried numerous diets. Some have worked wonders, while some have fallen flat. My freshman year of college I was determined to lose the freshman fifteen as opposed to gaining it. I achieved that goal and then some, and that is the best I have ever felt about the way I looked.

So here I am again. Seven and a half months before I walk down the isle and terrible unhappy about the way that I look. I’ve lost the weight before and I know I can do it again. I also know that I have plenty of time to do it, so I need to go about this the healthy way. No crash diets. No starving myself.

This is not the first time I’ve talked about losing weight for the wedding. I think I’ve brought it up at least once a month since I began this little ole’ blog. This time, however, is different. In order to really start changing something in you has to click. For me, I just woke up one morning and it happened. Something in me clicked, and I told myself it was time to do the damn thing.

I’ve began eating breakfast (which I’m usually really bad about doing), packing a healthy lunch to bring to work, drinking a hella lot of water during the day (no more diet coke!), and eating smaller portion sizes at dinner. On top of that I have also began the “couch to 5k” program. There is a great park right across the street from our new house, so working out has actually become easier to do now that I can run home in the afternoons, change clothes, and literally walk across the street to the park. So far, I love “couch to 5k.” I can put my headphones in and listen to music while a voice comes over the speaker telling me when to run and when to walk. It couldn’t be any easier than that!

Time to do the damn thing. 

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  1. The people who don't gain weight and eat whatever they want suck and can not possibly be human. I love the ecard with the tip about supper gluing the mouth shut. If only it was that simple. I have been thinking about the couch to 5K program. You will have to let me know how it goes.

  2. Good luck! 8 months til my wedding too :) I love C25K!

  3. Good for you!! I've been thinking about couch to 5K, I need something other than my normal elliptical routine. I'll have to try it this week :)

  4. You go girl! You've got this and you are gorg and no matter what you will be a beautiful bride.

  5. I feel ya! I wish I had made the effort to lose a little more weight when I got married last year. Especially because I would like to be in the best shape before I get pregnant so it's easier to lose the baby weight!

  6. you can do it!!! I am in the process of healthin it up and finally doing pretty good so if you ever need someone to vent to I am feeling your pain!!!

  7. YAY! I'm doing couch 2 5k too! I'm almost finished with week 2. I was never a breakfast eater either. Yuck. But now, I force myself to.. it does help with getting myself to eat smaller portions @ lunch and dinner. I try to eat a big breakfast. You know, they say your supposed to eat breakfast like a King... eat lunch like a prince... and eat dinner like you are a broke college student. Or something like that. That is my biggest problem. I love dinner. I always have huge dinners. I've tried stopping that.. but it's hard! Good for you with what your doing! =)

  8. I love Ecards. they are the best and explain it all

  9. Ecards are the best! I'm "that" girl that lost over 230lbs (was on Oprah), gained a TON of weight with a pregnancy, lost my son at birth and had the hardest time losing it again, had a tummy tuck after losing the weight and then before being anywhere near healing.. flipped her car six times and was ejected over 50ft into a tree which shredded every muscle in her stomach which can only be surgically fixed, and then has had 80% of her stomach removed after almost dying due to a stomach infection and STILL needs to lose 45-50lbs. I've tried EVERY diet plan from medical plans, pills, starvation, and then some. I feel your plan. Diet cokes are/were my downfall and I have no motivation when it comes to working out-- best of luck to you!


  10. Good luck!

    I started the C 2 5K program and failed miserably at the motivation side of things. Sounds to me like you will do a much better job at it! Stay strong and motivated, keep your eye on the prize, and you will get there! x