Monday, January 18, 2010
Have a baby sometime in your mid-30's, and then after you stop nursing, think that you can eat like a pig and not gain weight.
Because my weight has recently crossed over into a territory that's technically considered overweight for my height, I decided to participate in a Biggest Loser contest at my office. In two months, the person who loses the highest percentage to their original weight wins a bunch of cash. Excellent! Rich and skinny...just like the jeans I can hardly fit into right now. *sigh*
Now I'm not going to jump on the Lean Cuisine bandwagon or anything like that; I love food too much to subject myself to that kind of torture. Nor do I plan on going on the cocaine and cigarettes diet. (Although the prize money would definitely help cover the cost of said chemical aides) My strategy, rather, is to reduce portion sizes and refined carb intake and seek out lower calorie, healthy and tasty foods while making a commitment to work out 4-5 days a week. Which basically means no more chocolate-covered foie gras binges whilst sprawled out on the couch watching Jersey Shore. It's going to be a tough adjustment, especially being a food blogger and all, but hopefully one that will pay off in more ways than one.
Please share any weight loss/get fit success stories as well as any favorite healthy but tasty recipes...I'd love to hear them! Wish me luck!