19 Mar, 2012
”Nobody can’t want it for you. You have to want it for yourself.”
Posted by: turbomammoth In: Uncategorized
I felt that for the people to understand where I’m going, it’d be useful to understand where I am coming from.
I wasn’t overweight growing up. I still have trouble to understand it though : my mom was an awesome cook, and I was born and raise in a family where you eat all your plate, and the plate was always filled with big portions. I grew up in a farm, so red meat, potatoes and big old-school were common.
I gained most of my weight during my college years. I never cared about my weight before, so I can’t say exactly what was my exact weight at the beginning of my college years.
All I know is that after my 3 years of college degree and 1 year of Master degree, the party life of a kid leaving home for the first time (including beers and not so healthy food caused by my lack of cuisine knowledge), going through my mother’s cancer, moving in with my boyfriend, the death of my mother and all the stress going on in my life, I woke up one morning in May, 2011, wearing a size 15 jeans at 184,6 pounds.
It was like being hit right in the face.
The reality check was horrible : I was overweight.
I started doing Weight Watcher, because I never had any idea how to loose weight. I had tried the year before : I went to the gym 6 days a week but never change anything in my food intake.
I lost 2 pounds in 4 months. The gym routine obviously went aboard after the absence of results.
I was more succesful with WW. I think I needed a program of that type : something strict (food = points, and you can only eat a certain amount of points a day) but still easy-going (you have weeklies or activity points to spare). Something too strict would have made me run away like a rabbit.
My boyfriend, who also gained weight during those years, started the program with me. And, guys being guys, he was beating me every.single.week on the scale. (I got my revenge by cooking stuff he never liked spaghetti squash abd broccoli. Insert evil laugh here, please!).
I managed to lose about 33-35 pounds on WW, but after 6-7 months, I guess I just got bored of the routine. You know, you find out some meals low-points that you lose, you fall into a routine and you end up being super bored of it after a couple of months. I stopped counting the points but was still paying attention to the food I was eating. I maintained for about 6 weeks.
However, I wasn’t where I wanted to be in term of weight. My tummy was still bugging me and my thighs were still huge to me. i went back into a loosing mode by shaking things up by trying calorie counting.
I also started running last August. At the time, I was in a bad cardio shape and I got in a team for the Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure. I trained for a 5k : it was the toughest thing I ever done! But it literally got me hooked into running. I did my first 10k race last February and I am now training for my first half-marathon,
So here I am now, at 141.2 pounds, exactly 1,2 pounds from my original goal of 140 pounds that I had set almost 12 months ago. I have to admit that, so close to goal, my body isn’t exactly where I want it to be though. I guess that this is still a work in progress.
So that is where the story of this blog is starting.
Welcome in my world of low-cal food colliding with my love of baking dessert and cooking, my world of newly runner and my world of the quest for the body I’ll finally feel good in. :)