I think it finally clicked for me that I needed to make a change when a new doctor at a specialist office who was about the size of a pole, told me I needed to get gastric bypass surgery.
The thing that I think hit home the most was the fact that this person, who had just met me, suggested surgery without even asking if I was trying to lose weight or wanted to try to do it the natural way. It felt demeaning that someone would assume that I just couldn’t manage to try hard and lose weight myself.
I also had a bit of a high sugar count, which put me in the category of pre-diabetes. That also scared me because I know that so many people struggle with diabetes and there are so many side effects and other diseases and complications that can come with a diabetes diagnosis.
So, I decided then and there that I would challenge myself to lose weight and lower my sugar levels. To do so, I cut out carbs like potatoes, rice, and pasta. I do have a little bit of these on occasion, but for the most part, I started eating mostly veggies and protein.
Although I haven’t been more active, I have certainly been super disciplined with my eating habits. I try to only eat something when I know I am hungry. If I don’t feel hungry, I just say no. Eating for boredom, I’m sure, was a big calorie hit for me.
I’ve also cut out sweets. I’ve tried my hand at making two low-carb options. Both incorporate the use of cream cheese, but I only liked one of them, a peanut butter pie with sugar-free whipped cream and low-fat cream cheese. It was really good and satisfied my craving for something sweet.
Nevertheless, I think it is about time that I become more physically active than I am now. To me, it doesn’t matter if I go to the gym I have access to or if I go home and clean my house and work up a sweat. I just know that I will see results sooner if I move more.
So, because I want to better my body for once in my life, and I’ve actually proven to myself that I can be disciplined, I’ve decided to put some fitness goal rewards into play. Whenever I reach my fitness goals, I think I will blog or vlog about my reward. I’ve put in place big and small rewards ranging from buying a new fitness outfit to going on a vacation with my hubby.
I’m honestly really excited to keep going and see how much better my body and health can be. I hope you’ll come along with me on my journey!