It was March, 2015. I was so so proud of myself because I had lost around 50lbs over 7 months. I had quit eating meals out. Heck, I had quit eating big meals period. I snacked mostly. I was also taking the weight loss drug Phentermine. It gave me a nice buzz and helped to control my appetite. I was no longer a 14/16 but a 6/8. I could now wear a medium instead of an XL. I was getting noticed. People could tell that Antoinette and I were twins again. I looked like me. I felt great about myself and my accomplishment. I gave away most of my larger clothes and swore that I would NEVER EVER let myself get to that size again.
Now here we are in 2019. I am not as big as I was before I lost the 50lbs, but I am closer than I want to be. I am frustrated with myself for slipping back into unhealthy habits and allowing the weight to creep back on. Today when I look in the mirror, I do not see the Anjanette I know. I see a really full round face and a poochy belly. It’s time to get back at it and lose the extra pounds AGAIN! It’s time to buckle down, make changes in my lifestyle , and get healthy once and for all.
So, now all I have to do is make/pick a plan and follow it. Man does that sound so much easier than it actually is. I did Weight Watchers at this same time last year. I lost about 8 pounds in 2 months. That was ok, but the results were waaayyy too slow to keep me motivated. So, I did what every frustrated dieter does, I quit. I know I know, slow and steady wins the race, but 1lb/week is just not enough for this impatient chick. I am left with many other plans from which to choose. There’s intermittent fasting, The Keto Diet, The Mediterranean Diet, Atkins, and, my favorite, the quit eating so much shit dummy diet.
I have been researching them all so I can decide which plan will work best for me. Of course, they all have their pros and cons. Pro-you’ll lose weight quickly on any of these plans if you strictly follow their guidelines. Cons-No sugar, no carbs, no alcohol, no soda, and NO DAMN FUN! Eating is fun! Drinking is fun! But, fun is what got me here to begin with. I have to get real and admit that I no longer have a 35 year old body that is capable of losing 10lbs at the drop of a hat. My 52 year old body has the metabolism of a sloth. It loves the fat I have acquired and wants badly to hang onto it. Not today menopause body. Not today! I will find a plan that I can follow and that will get me to a comfortable weight. I will not give up on myself!
So, I have some decisions to make. I mean, it is already the middle of January! If I have any hope of confidently wearing short shorts this summer, I have to get started quickly.
Have any of you found a diet that got you the results you wanted in a timely fashion and without starving to death? If so, help a sista out and tell me all about it. PLEASE!!
Come back next Friday and I will reveal my eating plan choice. Heck, I may even get crazy and join the gym that is literally right across the street from my house! You never know.