✰ Clean Eating ✰
written on Friday, February 18, 2011 @2:46 PM
Losing Weight, Gaining Life, Laughing at Myself Along The Way

I am in the process right now of making some changes in my life. As many of you know, I was on the Weight Watchers program and lost about 30 pounds while on it. In November they changed the plan completely around and I gave it a chance. I stuck with the new plan until a couple of weeks ago when I decided to stop because I determined the plan no longer worked for me and I simply didn't like it. That has left me hanging in the balance about what to do next.

I knew I wanted an eating plan that I could sustain. I am not really into crash dieting and I like life style changes verses lose a quick 10 pounds and gain 20 back just for your trouble. I have ignored my basic instincts about the food I eat for years and I have decided that it is time to stop. I know the best way of eating for me is clean eating. Clean eating is eating foods in their most natural form- what nature intended for it to be. It is about cutting out processed crap and eating the real deal. I have always wanted to eat this way and I know it is 100% right for me but I have continually pushed it away for whatever reason.

Clean eating will mean no more calorie counting or tracking points and I am down like four flat tires with that. I have about 50 more pounds to lose but I am at a point now where I am more concerned with the examples I set for my kids and finding a way of eating that is forever- counting points and calories is not my idea of a fun life every time I sit down to eat.

This will be a challenge for me because currently my taste-buds are set on grease, sugar, and fat. Vegetables are not my favorite things because I don't have a taste for them- salads at home make me nauseous. I think this is going to be one huge adventure and that is why I plan to share it with you every step of the way. I am currently waiting on the books I need to arrive at the library (total cheapskate here) and when I start you will be the first to know.

For so long my way of eating has been about weight loss and I am so excited that it will finally be about normalcy. No more fat-free tasteless junk. I am most excited to get to a point where my body functions like it should and where I have the energy I need. I also love that my kids will never have to ask me why am I counting out every morsel of food I eat- trust me it can get rather obsessive. I really want to convey to them what a healthy relationship with food looks like so that they will always know; the best way to do that is by example and so here we are.

If anyone still reads this blog after my short abandonment period then feel free to weigh in (no pun intended) and let me know what you think- heads up comments don't work but I have a tagboard in the right sidebar. Check back soon for my first day of real eating :)

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