“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
My goal for 2014 was to maintain a healthy lifestyle. And lose weight.
My success was extraordinary. My failure is obvious.
My family now is remarkably idealistic when it comes to food; we follow the Food Babe quite strictly. No fast food, no beaver anal secretions a.k.a. natural flavoring, no GMOs, etc. I learned how to bake with mixes of gluten free flours so our lives go on normally without my son getting sick. We nixed the microwave. All in all, major improvements in one year!
The failure is obvious however. I cannot kick the sugar addiction. Whew! So I lost and kept off 20 pounds but I still have a ways to go. Sugar is in my way. So, I failed. But I know it is one more step to where I want to be. I am going to keep moving forward: joining the Robinson family.
I have a son who is sensitive to gluten and he has strong side effects. I took advice, and though I tolerate gluten, since it makes me very gassy and bloated, I am very focused on avoiding it. I find it to be very easy now. When we first realized the problems gluten caused our son, switching was like a swimmer who had to find an alternative to water.
Almost every time I see my face or whole body in a mirror I am surprised at the woman I see is me! I used to be slender….ummm…before babies; my youngest are almost ten! I feel like I am a size 6 living in a size 16 body.
I finally realized that nothing would change unless I did something about it. I actually believed the weight would come off as easily as the cheesecake and fast food slid down my throat. So, with a more realistic view of my life, in January 2013, I set a goal. By 2014 I would be living a healthy lifestyle of clean eating and regular exercise.
Four months in, and only ten pounds lighter, I am acutely aware that the next eight months must be different. I must move my body. I must cut carbs.