Eating is not cheating…that cracks me up every time ‘cuz you know. LOL. Anyway. In just one week, that’s all the food I was surrounded by. The struggle to “eat clean” (LOL!…I cannot get my head out of the gutter sometimes) is real. What’s that one saying?…Losing weight is 80% diet and 20% working out. Well, whatever the numbers are, I can tell you from experience diet is pretty key. Oh my bad, it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change. Haha. I started 2013 at about 275lbs. I worked out maybe 3 or 4 times a week, mostly cardio with some strength training. I thought I was being cool by eating Subway sandwiches for lunch every day. Eat fresh, yay me!…Nope. 2013 was also the year I forgot I was in my 30s and acted 23 instead. I went out a lot. Maybe 4-5 times a week. What comes after a night of partying? King Taco. Sup dude who always puts extra cheese on my nachos?! Or Denny’s. Sup homie who brings us coffee but sometimes effs up and asks me “Where’s the other girl?” Can you just pretend you’re asking about a cousin?! Geez. My favorite person after partying is the bacon wrapped hot dog lady vendor at Here Lounge in WeHo…Hi, Alma! You the real MVP! At the end of 2013, I weighed in at 258. 17lb loss. Alright, at least I was going in the right direction.
2014 is where it happened. I saw the infomercial for the Nutribullet and thought, “That looks cool! I’m gonna buy one.” I realized that’s the same thing I said the year before ‘cuz i actually did buy one but it was chillin and unused for months. Oh, and just so we’re clear, I’m not promoting this specific gadget ‘cuz I’m not getting paid to. I just happen to have it. Anyway, I made a smoothie for lunch one day. Spinach based with various fruits. Pretty good. I started having smoothies for lunch maybe 3-4 times a week. Also at the beginning of 2014, I stopped going out so much. Trading nachos, the super bird with seasoned fries and bacon wrapped hot dogs for spinach and fruit proved to be SUPER beneficial ‘cuz at the end March, I weighed in at 239! Already more than I lost all of 2013. I definitely wanted to start eating healthier after that.
It’s hard to eat healthy when I’m surrounded by good tasting unhealthy food all the time. My mom and uncle are beasts in the kitchen. And although I’m doing pretty good about eating the right kind of food, I still haven’t met a chicken wing or plate of nachos that I didn’t fall in love with.