Hey Folks! Just doing a little clean up and renovation of my blog this week! It’s getting a totally new look and some new topics! I apologize for missing content and or broken links at the moment. :( Please bear with me while I finish up the web design, hope to be finished in a few days time! Love, Joy
July 6, 2015
So here’s the deal.
I’ve spent most of my life climbing and sliding down the “weight” sliding board at the playground.
I’ve gained, I’ve lost, I’ve gained, I’ve lost.
I’ve tried fab diets, lifestyle diets, no diets.
I’ve done metabolife, weight watchers, atkins, beach body, nutrisystem
I’ve used fen phen, phentermine, alli, slim fast, master cleanse.
While I have had some very successful weight loss, I always manage to gain back a little bit to a LOT a bit of weight.
Why? Because I never actually address my REAL issues.
1. I like food
2. I don’t like exercise
3. I am an emotional eater
4. I don’t eat in moderation.
I am 44 years old, and this up and down weight gain/loss roller coaster needs to end once and for all.
I have seen a nutritionist several times now, I even had an appointment with a bariatric surgeon.
Surgery is not for me. I can’t do it and won’t do it.
I will however, create new eating habits. I don’t expect this to be easy, but I know I can do it.
After seeing the kind of strength I have inside of me over the last few years, I know I can channel some of that strength to be successful in developing a healthy pattern of balanced nutrition and exercising, lose weight and become a healthier happier person.
I’ve decided that the Banting Lifestyle AKA LCHF is what I’m going to follow. After doing a lot of reading and research, I no longer want to ingest carbs, sugar or processed foods. I want to eat fresh! I don’t know if the high fat will work for me. But I DO know that what I’ve been doing up until today is NOT working.
It starts today…right now. Here goes nothing!
Have you ever caught a wiff of a scent that instantly transports you back in time? Maybe the smell of fresh baked cookies reminds you of your grandmother, or the scent of saltwater transports you to a childhood trip to the beach. Sometimes the scent brings back a pleasent memory, other times, not so much. Take my perfume for instance, Ralph Lauren Romance, I have worn this scent for many years and have always loved it. However, there are now bad memories associated with my favorite perfume, so my bottle has sat, unused, for over a year.
I’ve truly been blessed by the relationships that Blackberry has brought into my life over the years, and the perks that those friendships bring.
I finally delved into the Henna Hair Color Method that I have been talking about and researching forever.
I’m pretty sure the reason it took me so long is because I was, well….terrified I would screw my hair up somehow. I mean…I DID just cut 8 inches off to get rid of chemical damage after all, and I didn’t want to take a chance of damaging my finally HEALTHY hair!