July 1, 2008

One Baked Lay at a Time..

So I came to the sad conclusion at the age of 25 that I am not naturally skinny. *gasp!*

In high school- it was so easy to eat healthy and stay slim due to cliques and drama and immature boys-- one must stay skinny to survive. Our lunch table usually consisted of 6 girls with 6 cans of diet coke and 6 bags of Baked Lays. Plus with soccer and lacrosse practice every day you automatically worked out without thinking about it. Oh- then came getting Mono sophomore yr of HS which like in 'Romy & Michelle's HS Reunion' was like the best.diet.ever. Plus my mom always made healthy home cooked meals.

Then comes college. While my mom tried to send me off to school with a travel pack of EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar to bring with me to the cafeteria for the salad bar, that worked for like 2 days. Debbie Q must not have known you could make your own fancy strawberry shortcake pancakes for dinner! Or think you're making the right choice by picking the veggie pizza.. I don't even want to go into it. But a twenty few pounds later I thought it would all fall off once I was away from college drinking about 5 nights a week (oh don't judge!)

It didn't.

Thankfully I lost 15 lbs for my wedding, which basically happened by running my ass off. I didn't really change my eating habbits, just ran a lot.. (which surprise surprise- once you stop running, 'here comes the lbs!') Knowing that the 2 year anniversary* is approaching in September, I'd much rather celebrate feeling good and fabulous, not fat and frumpy.

*Any girl who lives with a guy can understand how its so easy to gain weight when you eat pretty much like a guy. Except he goes to the gym for 3 hrs and you read US Weekly and watch The Bachelorette..

I'm sure there are a lot of girls out there like me. And if you're not, you're just a skinny biatch! ;) hahaha jk. These days there are a ton of resources out there to help a sister out, including the fabulous Hungry Girl. I actually never heard about her blog, HungryGirl.com, but I picked up her book at Borders when I was looking for WW Points Cookbooks (call me a points whore, cos I just joined WW this month [both meetings and online fun] and I LOVE it!)

Basically Hungry Girl and WW online has all of the recipes that just make all of your favorite foods with smarter ingredients. But both make it look actually tasty!

So far its been 6 scrawny pounds lost, but eating a lot healthier is starting to get a little easier..

day.

by.

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14 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

Six pounds is fantastic!

Nanette said...

Ditto WeeMo - six pounds is awesome!

Sara Jane said...

I would kill to drop 6 lbs! So happy for you! Good luck!

transienttravels said...

Thanks for reminding me about Hungry Girl! About a year ago I tried to get a client in front of her, I left the agency before anything came to fruition, but I love her site too!

Golightly said...

6 lbs is not scrawny at all - that's awesome. I need to pick up this book, because running, alone is not doing it for me - those days are o.v.e.r

Sarah said...

I was NOT healthy in high school, my metabolism just changed, but I understand. Gaining weight when married is super easy. 6 lbs is really really good. If you exercise too it really helps at the weigh ins, although the food is enough at WW.

freeandflawed said...

Six pounds is a big deal! Go you!! :)

Katelin said...

oh i'll definitely have to check that site out. i've been trying to tone down a bit too and it's been working, slowly but surely but i know my healthy food could be upped a little....


as i have pizza for lunch today, whoops :)

caroline said...

biznatch, please. six lbs? dont go all "it's not melting" on my ran-a-block-and-nearly-passed-out-and -then-hobbled-back-to-the-apartment-defeated ass. weight loss is super, super hard. i am trying to lose it AND i just made the switch to vegetarianism. WTF. no cheese? no bacon? what do people eat?

OH. veggies. that's right.

willikat said...

Six pounds is a rockin' start. Congrats! Personally, I think you look fine the way you are, but it's good to be healthy. :)

Stella Event Design said...

Your post was like reading my own bio! I started weight watchers this month, and have also lost 6 pounds (it's been about 3 weeks) Thanks for the info on Hungry Girl--it's awesome to find more resources! Congrats and thanks for sharing---love your blog!

R said...

One pound at at a time JQ. That's how you gained and that's how it's coming off. :) Before you know it, you'll be down 20 and fantastically surprised. Keep up the good work!

Susie said...

Aw yay, 6 pounds is awesome!! That cook book looks amazinggg. My issue is that, while I make smart choices, I just eat WAY too much. This was fine growing up, but a couple months ago, I realized I actually need to pay attention to what I'm putting in my mouth. Damnn.

Lynn said...

I feel like I could've written this. I used to be skinny but naturally I gain weight so easily, without even eating a lot. I've been trying to lose weight but having a full time job doesn't give time to really think about when you're gonna work out and what you're gonna eat.

6 lbs is great! I lost about 5 in the month of June and prettymuch gained back 3-4 of them by July.

P.S. I love your blog, just stopping by!