Monday, September 17, 2007

So many ask but do they really want to know!

I started this lifestyle change as I like to call it the first of June and when I started I weighed (I can't believe I'm doing this) 191 and today I weigh 146. So needless to say I have lost a lot of weight really fast. So for some reason people think I have found this instant cure. They come up to me and say so Beverly what are you doing and when I start telling them that I have changed my diet such as they way I cook(no oil, no butters, no fatty meats, starchy food, things such as that) and I exercise every day, it's like I loose them. They go somewhere else, like they expected something else. I honestly have done this by a total lifestyle change. I have changed everything. I don't use sugar for anything anymore, I have changed to skim milk( I buy 2% for the kids), I fix a lot of the same meals we use to have I have just changed the way I prepare them. I just don't use butter or margarine I use I can't believe it's not butter spray. I eat earth grain vegetable fiber grain bread. I have changed so many things I don't think I could ever list them all. But the main thing it I am committed to being a healthier, happier me. I don't want to die young from a preventable disease that my diet and some exercise could have changed. It's amazing how people almost expect me to say I'm on drugs or something. I just can't believe it. I count everything I put in my mouth, I don't drink anything but water, and I exercise daily. That is all I do. I am at a point where things have slowed down but I knew that I would get to this point but I am no quitter and I will carry on. I have about another 20 pounds to loose but I already feel so much better. I just want to thank everyone for their encouragement and kind words during this, it has helped so much. Just a short story before I go, I was sitting at my desk the other day and a older man came in to pay his water bill. He looked at me and ask me where the lady that normally worked here was, I looked back at him and told him I was sitting right there. He looked at me and was like Oh my goodness Hun you've lost a lot of weight are you ok, your not sick or anything are you. After I told him I was fine I was just taking better care of myself, he told me how much better I looked and that I didn't even look like myself. I thought that was amazing that I had changed so much that people didn't even recognize me.