(this was scanned in from our wedding album)
So, I don't look like this anymore, as you can see from my "about me" photo over there in my sidebar. In fact, I'm about sixty pounds heavier than this and I'm not happy about it. I've blogged a lot about my weight loss efforts and how I get back on the wagon, fall off, and try, try again. *sigh*
I have finally figured out my problem ... well, besides food and how much I love it. *wink* It's lack of accountability and lack of exercise. Duh, right?
In an effort to get healthy, the hubs and I are committing to a Paleo-ish diet and we're going to the gym. We start both, fully committed, today. We tried yesterday but it was a rough day for this mama and I had an ugly moment of weakness with a Toblerone bar last night so we start today.
We're sticking to chicken, beef, fish, eggs, nuts, veggies, and fruit. I may add some quinoa to my lunch salads, add some organic yogurt to my smoothie or fruit, have a cup of coffee on a desperate morning, and we're going to have one meal a week with either brown rice or wheat pasta. That's where the "ish" comes in - we're not following Paleo to the letter but for the most part, we're not eating starchy carbs, processed foods, and cutting out almost all dairy and gluten.
It sounds scary, right? We are a carb-loving family. We snack at 9 pm every night. We do the exact opposite of healthy. Well, not anymore. I have accountability living with me for both food and exercise. We will succeed. We will lose weight and get in shape.