I have been on a few blogs and forums today, and now I remember why I don’t do that often. There is so much information out there and so many different thoughts on subjects that it can be overwhelming. When you make the choice to live a healthy life you may do it for any number of reasons. I decided to lose weight to make myself feel better and to look good. That was the main reason I started on this journey.
I have been on many different plans. I would put myself through hell trying to to make everything “perfect” If I ate the wrong type of oatmeal I would throw out my entire diet because I was not perfect. If I had vitamin water and would read a bad review on it, I would figure it was from the devil, and I had destroyed all my good work. If I had chicken from the food store and I read that there was sodium in it, and there may be a better choice out there, I stopped eating well. After all, we know it would be better to have a burger from a fast food joint then make my chicken that may have a little sodium in it.
I guess it was just my way of trying to sabotage myself…and it worked. I am at a point where I am trying to add healthier items to my family’s food intake and making healthy choices for myself. It’s not perfect, but we are much better than we were before.
I don’t stress over being perfect because I eat in a way that works for me now. I went from 209lbs to around 135lbs now. That’s a significant difference. Here are a few pictures:
and here I am now…..
I still have goals to reach (and I will). Still learning and making things work for everyone in my family. I do not freak out if I have some chocolate or a burger or hot dog. I’m human, and I will enjoy myself. I make better choices than I did before…that is obvious by my pictures.
The main point I want to get across is that making small changes will lead to better changes. Being stresses about how to cook foods, counting calories, no egg yolks…..what is better for you…and egg yolk or a greasy breakfast sandwich from a fast food place? A cup of coffee in the morning or a 20-ounce soda? I keep an open mind about things and unless you are trying to work towards a competition or about to do a photo shoot you should enjoy life…..it’s too short to be miserable. Find a healthy balance….that is what is important.