First of all – I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who wrote me a sweet comment supporting me or giving me advice on my last post. There were so many that I couldn’t answer all back, but I appreciate each one so much. (Click here to read the other post first, it’s important!) It was really hard to open up like that – but I felt it necessary for my overall growth and health journey.
If you’d like to follow along my journey (daily “what I’m eating” stories, grocery hauls, exercise information, selfies, progress, and more.. follow me on Instagram. Click here to follow me.)
Obviously you guys know about my background – how over the last 5 years, I’ve steadily continued to gain weight until I’ve plopped here: overweight & unhappy.
It was almost like an vicious circle of hate on myself – I wasn’t happy with my weight, yet I was too insecure/lazy to go to the gym, which would in turn make me want to eat unhealthy to hide my feelings.
It’s been 3 weeks since I decided I wanted to be healthier. When I first announced my goals here, I really wanted to make it known that I don’t want to “fail” this time. When I say fail, I mean just giving up a week into it just eating everything in sight and deciding that I don’t want to lose weight.
To my surprise – I didn’t do that this time around. I actually have been amazingly healthy.. and completely changed what I was eating, from all fast food to all home cooked, healthy meals. Everyone in my life is so amazed – I have been completely devoted to eating healthy. 3 times a day, cooking my own meals or when I’m occasionally at my parent’s house for dinner: my dad will cook for me.
I didn’t originally weigh myself this time around because I didn’t want to discourage myself at all. And I didn’t want to go paleo, or keto, or anything like that because I want to be able to eat what I want – for now. I will be weighing myself in the next week and will update all of you on how that is going and will do weekly-2x a month weight-in’s.
It’s been so fun because I’m learning that I really like to cook! I haven’t tried to cook anything difficult yet – but making things like chicken and veggies and more has been really fun. My Nana bought me a new cookbook from “What’s Gaby Cooking“ (One of my favorite foodie bloggers!) and I can’t wait to try out new recipes from it. Click here for the cookbook.
I know this update wasn’t the most exciting – but I just wanted to give you all a little picture of how everything is going. In the next week I’m going to do a “grocery haul” on the blog and we’ll show you everything healthy I’m buying. I’m also going to try a recipe from the new cookbook that I just got, and we’re going to throw that up on the blog as well – so stay tuned. :)
And if you’re following my journey and am interested in doing this yourself.. YOU can do this. Honestly, if I can do this – so can you. Just keep pushing and hold yourself accountable.