The Day I Woke Up Fat

As I mentioned in my Liebster Blog Award acceptance post, Oh, I Think They Like Me!, a few years ago I unsuccessfully tried to become a vegetarian. I wrote a post for Happy Cow entitled Taming The T-Rex chronicling my efforts.  Three years later, I have since done a 270 degree turn.  It’s not quite a 360, because I rarely eat pork or beef.

Like so many other people, my 2012 began with a resolution to lose weight and to exercise.  Prior to my surgery, I was working out for an hour every day plus I was doing Weight Watchers.  That was 6 months ago.

A lot can happen in 6 months – a lot.   So much that your legs can begin to resemble Tootsie Rolls, and that’s when it   Tootsie Roll Legs
happened.  The day I woke up fat.

So rather than finish what I started, there comes a time in a person’s life when you just gotta do what you have to do and I decided to eat the remainder of the potato chips, get my fill of French fries, I don’t even like dessert, but I’m quite sure I ate a couple of cookies.  Then the next day, I started the Atkins diet.

That was 5 weeks ago. I am very excited to say that I have lost 10 pounds; 23 more to go.
This is it.  The last diet for me.  I have no doubt it will be difficult. I may stumble and possibly fall, but I’ll never stop trying.

I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)  

4 comments for “The Day I Woke Up Fat

  1. October 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Good for you. Weight loss is always so difficult until you start seeing the weight come off,then you’re inspired. Looking forward to the day hen you say that you’ve reached your goal and you’re done!

    • October 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks for your words of encouragement. I will keep you posted. I hope I reach my goal by the end of the year, that way I can start 2013 with a resolution of maintenance.

  2. October 22, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Jae Mac, I yo-yo dieted forever and a day. I still have a hard time. I love food so much and feel like something has been taken away from me if I can’t have it; making me want it all the more. I hope that you’re finding continued success on the Atkins. I’m rooting for you. Those days where you fall off the wagon and eat everything in sight? Well we’ve all done that. Keep on keeping on. 🙂

    • October 22, 2012 at 2:58 am

      Thanks Michele, I am also a yo-yo dieter, but I’ve got my mind set that this will be the last one for me. I hope that once I reach my goal, I will make better food choices without sacrificing any particular food group. Will keep you posted.

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