friend at work commented on my weightloss today for the first time. she asked me how i lost weight. and was still talking to the other lady in the kitchen, saying look shes so slim :)
shes been struggling with her weight for a long time. she is a bit taller than me and overweight, and she wants to lose weight, and she will join weight watches but she never sticks with it. litterally the next day after joining she will be guzzling coke and ordering calzones for staff food or pasta etc. and i tell her thats nto gonna work, but by then shes given up. she knows i dont believe in weight watchers etc. and today she was asking me how i lost the weight so i told her… “you know this i go to the gym 5/6 days a week every week since the beginning of the year, and when was the last time you saw me eat pizza or pasta or calzones in this restaurant (we get free staff food and i work in an italian restaurant so its carb paradise) or when we go out to eat. thats how i lost it. and she knows its true. and then asked me if i take any weight loss tablets. so i told her i take some fitness supplements that help with my workouts, as well as i take green tea tablets and various multivitamins etc. but she kept going on about fat burning tablets and things to make you stop craving food. but i kept telling her, tablets alone arent gonna make you lose weight, stop eating calzones and pasta every day and do excerzize, but even if u dont want to do excerzize… just stop eating all the heavy bad carbs and that on its own will make all the difference.
i still dont think she got the point. all she wanted to know was what kind of tablets i take. cept i take various fitness supplements mainly that one should take if u work out alot and the rest is multivitamin , calcium tablets and omega fish oil, then green tea tablets. i told her to try the green tea tablets. but yeah… i dont think she sees the fact that changing her diet is the most important thing.
so my boss was asking me later what i wanted for staff food, and my friend was next to me and she rolled her eyes and looked at me, and said ana will be having salad. lol. i ended up ordering antipasto for 1 with a small rocket salad. no dough sticks lol. and it was enough, i had it for supper with some chicken. i try to have protein with every meal.
funny thing is… people sometimes make fun of the way i eat at work, how i prep my food, and still sometiems bring in things to eat, or if i eat order the same things to eat every day, but i actually enjoy my food, and i eat a hell of a lot! healthy food can be tasty and filling. i am not starving i eat all day long right through. i dont callorie count, but i know for the most part, a rough idea of the callories. and i eat clean and i know that i eat 95% healthy & clean. i dont really indulge in cheatmeals yet… save for a few bites of something naughty. but that doesnt happen often. i may introduce proper cheatmeals into my life at some point, but i dont really crave them. its no mean feat when i serve pizza and pasta and deserts and other fried foods all day long. my skin is glowing, no spots, ive lost fat, more energy, im happier, im not depressed anymore. ive lost my muffin top, im fitting into my smallest jeans i kept aside a while ago, that i didnt think i would ever fit into again.
and this journey is only beginning… i still have a long way to go…
having said that, i actually feel guilty that i took a whole week off fitness this week. im itching to get into the gym again. this is my first official weeks break from the gym in this whole year. it was not a easy choice to make. i did it purely for a silly cosmetic reason. but i justified it as giving my body a break which is a good thing. sometimes u need a total break and then u can jump back in. stronger and renewed.
well ive been on this journey since january 14 and its 17 may… its been 5 months so far… and im really happy with my progress… so i cant wait to see how things are when i hit the milestone for 1 year and beyond. if i stick with it, which i intend to, then i think it should be good.
all this came about when i saw some xmas pics of myself last year, and subsequently also some wedding pics where i was overweight as well as holiday pics from novemeber last year. but it was mainly the xmas pics… that upset me the most. i still remember writing an entry about it. about how upset i was at how overweight i had become agian, as i had been very overweight in the past. no one labled it, but i say i was obese a few years ago. and i was so upset that i was going back to that person, that i vowed that 2013 was the year i make fitness and my health a priority, i didnt want to be that depressed fat girl anymore. and im still going strong. cos i am strong ;)
Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things.” ~Vernor Vinge 4 weeks ago