Hot days, summertime, I don’t need to cook, and I can still lose weight. I love this fast food diet.
A couple of days left, and I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed doing this fast food diet. I’m glad I wrote about it, because some people out there are really struggling to gain control of their eating. Perhaps, I’ve inspired them to cut down, stop binging, to eat fruits and vegetables, and get active.
When I look back on the times I struggled to find a good eating balance, I was sure nothing would ever work. I prayed something would change. I wanted so badly to lose weight, and also eat what I wanted. I didn’t think it was something that was possible. I tried everything, and after awhile, I wondered if I had to accept the misery as a way of life. I saw thin people eating things I tried not to. Why were they eating chips and burgers and looking just fine. And here I was, believing I had to stop eating, because something must be wrong with me. Why did I have to be so different and disgusting. This is why I do these challenges. For those struggling, I want them to know they’re not alone. For someone reading this who doesn’t understand it, who’s not obese or just has a little weight to lose, I don’t know if they‘ll ever understand what we go through. There’s a huge difference from being obese and having a few pounds to drop. And, if you never had a weight battle, how could you ever understand my pain. The worse part of my battle may be over, but emotionally, it never fully goes away. Those are the types of things I want to share with those who need support. I’m in so much of a better place. I’m happy, having fun, helping people, enjoying my life, and I look good too, but the scars are still there. So that’s why I give more than just a menu each time I write about the 30 day fast food diet challenge. There’s so much more to losing weight, and I hope I’m showing you that.
This has been a great summer so far. I’m having a blast. I love living on the east coast because I love the 4 seasons. When it’s summer I’m so happy I can cool off in a lake or river, if I’m hiking, kayaking or white water rafting. The winter I get to hike in the snow and snowshoe. I get to see the leaves turn, the flowers bloom, and wait to enjoy it all the next time the season rolls around. I’m enjoying life because of all the changes I’ve made to it. We don’t get to enjoy any of it, unless we make it happen. I got tired of not enjoying it. I got tired of doing things that didn’t make me happy. This is my life, and I always make it my mission to ask myself, “what do I want today?” “What do I want next month?” “What do I want a year from now?” I can do anything. I believe in myself more than ever. Something I’ve learned, is that the more we give ourselves what we want, the more powerful we feel. This is a good feeling. I always want to feel good. And, that power, means that I can make those things I want to happen come through. And, that’s why I love challenges. They keep me honest. And, this means, that I will get from point A to B. When we don’t feel so good, we tend to neglect what we want and need. But, I have spurts where I grow, I do new things, I have another inch of success, and everything is going wonderful. It doesn’t always need to be or to happen. Sometimes we don’t have the best days. But, as we change more into what we’ve always wanted, almost all days are terrific days. I learned this, and that’s why life has become more fun. So go after what you want.
I wanted to eat more of what I wanted. I heard it couldn’t be done. “Here’s a new diet book, try this.” I always seemed to catch a new diet book on a talk show, or a new infomercial on TV selling some new workout plan. I didn’t know who to listen to anymore. And, I also read whatever I could about weight loss on the internet. I tried brainwashing myself to eat nothing but fruits and vegetables too. I figured that would be a great way to cut back on calories. Was I happy? No. Was I satisfied? No. All I wanted when I tried those types of ideas, that cut out everything I really wanted, was more of the foods I kept hearing were no good for me. They kept saying, “those foods make you fat.” I kept hearing how good fruits and vegetables were, so why not just eat them? The problem is, my brain is wired for those foods everyone says is no good. But, I learned they don’t make me fat. How I eat them makes me fat. If I eat too much of them, sure my weight gets into trouble. But, if I don’t eat them, I’m in worse trouble. That’s how my binging started. Thanks to all those health and weight loss gurus! They made me obese! Why couldn’t they just say, eat what you want in moderation, and you’ll find your natural weight? Instead they want to sell science, because it has to be scientific for it to work and be legitimate advice. That may seem to be true, but it’s not. I threw away all of their advice and I’m no longer obese. I eat what I want, and isn’t it a miracle? I lost weight! I’m not a scientist or a genius(maybe? Smiles), but I figured this whole weight loss thing out. I’m a success story, no thanks to them.
Here I am happy, eating what I want, enjoying my summer, and life is wonderful.
* McDonalds Sausage McMuffin
* 10 cherries
* 6 piece McDonalds McNuggets w/ spicey buffalo sauce
* 1 & ½ cup of mixed vegetables(used Pam spray)(eggplant, yellow zucchini, orange pepper)
* 1 McDonalds McDouble w/ 1 cup of the same vegetables as above
* 10 cherries
* It’s been an extremely hot day, so after my drenching evening workout, I had a Gatorade G Series small bottle
* 1 cup of ice cream & 2 chips ahoy chocolate chip cookies
I did a 40 minute early morning empty stomach walk and a 40 minute very fast paced weight training workout in the evening.