Looking slim in 2005.
Looking chubby on New Year's Eve 2010. Ready for a new start.
As a very goal driven person, I will do whatever it takes to meet my goal in weight loss or anything else. However, once my goal is met I celebrate by getting too relaxed. After I lost 40 pounds it slowly crept back on when I got lazy with my refined carbs and sugars. I ran a half marathon and then haven't run again in two years! Now that I have a small family to cook for, so it is hard to stick to extreme dietary restrictions. So, I am trying to establish a healthy life style rather than a one time goal. We try to eat real, non-processed foods (something I learned in my South Beach days). We are eating a lot of fruits and veggies these days. We recently bought a Vitamix blender to help make whole food eating more convenient. (I LOVE this blender! Getting me talking about it and I may never stop.)
My new love, The Vitamix.
Andy and I joined the YMCA and have been working out at least three - four times a week since January and I have kept a pretty tight reign on my diet, even when eating out for several months as well. Andy has lost 20 pounds and I have lost three. I have never had a high metabolism and I think hitting 30 has kicked my butt. I am incredibly frustrated, but determined to stick to our healthy lifestyle and teach my family a healthy lifestyle. I loved the book In Defense of Food by Micahel Pollan and have started following some good blogs Kath Eats Real Food, Nourishing Gourmet, and Keeper of the Home.
What do you do to stay healthy? Do you have any favorite sites, blogs or books?