Sorry for all of the deep posts lately, but I’m really evaluating my life and everything in it. I once thought about deleting this blog because I didn’t feel like I fit in with other blogs and I was constantly comparing myself to everyone else. I have realized that I’m not like everyone else, and that’s ok. Who wants to read site after site of the same thing? When I first started doing this habitually this summer, I was killing myself making every meal a production. Always thinking I had to make my meals look exactly like everyone else’s. I thought my life was boring because it wasn’t like everyone else’s. But again, why would it? I’m 31, a stay at home mom and I have 3 kids. I am vastly different from most other bloggers and that is ok too!! We don’t all have to be the same!
I used to try to hide the fact that I was losing weight and was embarrassed by that fact. I was embarrassed by the fact that I do have a lot of weight to lose. But, now I embrace the fact that yes, I do have some weight to lose. No, it doesn’t define me and the number on the scale doesn’t define me, but I realize that there is nothing wrong with trying to better myself.
Now that I’ve been on Weight Watchers for 4 weeks, I have learned a lot about my eating habits. I was eating healthy foods before, but I was eating too much. There is nothing wrong with the types of foods I was eating, only the quantity. I am learning to make different choices and am realizing that I can have the things I want to eat, but not all at once and not all in the same meal…and that’s ok.
What does this mean for the future of Food,Family,Fitness? For the time being it will be centered on weight loss, because that’s the stage I’m at in my life right now. Trying to figure it all out, have a better relationship with food and get on the path to being the happiest, healthiest Jen I can be. It won’t be a pretty food, glammed up food blog, but it will be an honest take on this road that I’m on. I want to show other people that it is possible to do this, but it is a long and sometimes discouraging road.
And on that note, here’s my breakfast this morning. I’m amazed that such a simple breakfast can fill me up as long as it does, but combined with a big ‘ol mug of steaming hot herbal tea, this breakfast has held me over longer than anything in a very long time!!
Giant grapefruit (0P+)
And 1/2 cup of Cheerios (1P+)
I have had this meal the last few days to start my day and then having smaller meals like it every few hours. The difference is astounding!!! I’ve been babysitting my niece and nephew this morning and now that they are gone it’s time to start making my next meal, have a great day!!!