About four months ago I started to exercise and eat less.
At first it was exceedingly unpleasant. Running for five minutes made me want to die.
Not eating a Toblerone bar (thank you Michael) every night before bed made me want to cry.
For some reason I stuck with it and can now report that I have lost about thirty pounds.
I still have about fifteen to go before I'll reach my goal weight, though at this point I've lost enough to be down four pants sizes.
People have been asking me what diet I have been using. It's really simple.
For breakfast I eat Frosted Mini Wheats. At 10 am I have a cup of decaf coffee and a 100 calorie chocolate treat. For lunch I eat salad or left overs. Then I eat a Skinny Cow chocolate ice cream cone. At 3pm I eat a bowl of popcorn. Then I eat a healthy dinner. I can eat fruit and veggies all the time. On Saturdays I eat whatever I want. The end.
I run for about 20 minutes five times a week.
Nothing crazy. Nothing unmanageable.
Getting started was hard, but creating an eating plan that never leaves me feeling deprived makes it feel like I can eat this way forever. My body feels stronger and healthier and I really like that.
So there's my story. If you're thinking about getting healthier I bet you can do it too.