Blogs are kind of like journals. You’re sharing some of the most intimate parts of your life for the entire world to see. I blogged a bit about my bully experience in high school. I blogged about how I came home early from my mission from drinking some nasty Mexican water. Now I’m going to share something that is kind of embarrassing, but also makes me really proud of where I am now.
First, let me preface this with a story. Cody and I had one of our lovely friends over on Saturday to smell some of our Scentsy stuff. We ended up talking about a lot of random things. The most random thing we talked about was the HCG diet. Did you know that when you’re on the HCG diet that you’re basically just drinking pregnant women’s pee? Seriously, Bing it! You drink the pee and eat 500 calories a day. What an awful way to live, right? Anyway, talking about HCG reminded me of how I used to be a bit chunkier and what I did to lose weight.
2006 was a very unhealthy year for me. I was drinking a lot of coca-cola, eating lots of McDonald’s, never going to the gym, and taking anti-depressants that made me super hungry. It was the perfect recipe to gain a lot of weight, and it (I) was super pathetic. This photo shows me at my largest. It serves as a reminder of where I was and what I’ve done to become a different person. So how was I able to lose over 60 pounds?
- I decided to not get fast food via a drive-through for an entire year.
- I stopped drinking coca-cola.
- I got off anti-depressants. (Which, by the way, is not necessarily advice. If you feel like you are gaining weight from the medication you are on, consult with your doctor. He/she can help find another option that is more suitable for you.)
- I got a membership to the gym and went three times each week.
HCG or any other miracle diet sounds great, but they don’t change your lifestyle. The best (and healthiest) way to lose weight is to change your habits. If you want to lose weight, make a list of the things that might be causing you to gain, or maintain weight. What items can you change on that list?
Every once in awhile, someone will find my fat photo lurking in one of my facebook albums. It takes a lot of dedication to sift through the thousands of photos I’ve uploaded, so I’m actually kind of shocked when someone finds it and makes a comment. When comments are made, the photo becomes relevant again as the pic is populated to the top of my news feed and plenty of other news feeds as well. I used to hate how the photo would randomly pop up from time to time, but now I enjoy it. I love being able to compare my current sexy self to my previous fat self. Seriously, look at me now – I’m super fabulous!