Monday, May 17, 2010

"What's the secret?"

I have lost 24.7 pounds since January 4th.  Stress has helped it along - work sucks this year, my grandfather  passed away, Mike lost his dad unexpectedly.  A huge lifestyle change is what has really kept me moving.  I am working towards cutting out processed foods, I exercise 3-4 times a week... I obsess a bit.

Everyone wants the secret.  I understand, I totally wanted a magic bullet that would pull off the weight I gained as I ate my way through a very difficult time in my life.  I tried EVERYTHING!  Every fad diet known to man, tried and true programs - nothing worked!  Making healthy choices for my body made the difference.  So, as I get asked over and over, I have to give the boring answer no one wants to hear - healthy choices and exercise!

Physically and mentally, I am the strongest I have ever been.  My hellish time at work, helping my loved ones through crazy, stressful situations - I was the strong one! 

I really don't mind "What's the secret?"  because it reminds me that my changes show.  I can't see the difference in my body, except for the dramatic change in my clothing size.  I just wish I had a more exciting answer :)