As those of you who follow me on Twitter know, I’ve started a new diet regime with Lil’ Raine. It’s been 30 days and I’ve lost 8.5 pounds and Lil’ Raine has lost 9.5 pounds. YAY! I’ve been going to the gym regularly. I’ve been cooking every day (I have the cuts and scars to prove it!) We’ve been good. However…Sometimes I want to pull my hair out. I’m hungry and sore all the time! Not starving, mind you. We’re doing this the healthy way, eating 4 or 5 times a day, but to lose weight, you really need to cut those calories (or burn them at the gym). IT’S HARD AND I WANT TO WHINE ABOUT IT!
As time passes by, it is easier and the hunger lessens and the weight comes off, but sometimes, like this morning, I just want waffles and syrup and whipped cream and crushed nuts with fresh fruit on top. But did you ever look at how many calories that is? I know the nuts are 60 calories. Just the nuts. My calorie limit for my height and ideal weight is 3oo-400 per meal. Run with that and eat that waffle breakfast!
(Me (left) and Lil’ Raine (right) singing on meatball night to make the time pass… that diet coke is LEFT OVER FROM SPLURGE NIGHT. Don’t judge us! :P)
Last night was glorious: BBQ chicken wings with ranch and blue cheese. We even indulged in diet coke! OMONA! But it’s so HARD to plan only one or two splurge days a week. Want…more…wings…
Now onto good things. I’m a dress size and two pants sizes down. I’m learning how to cook (which means some horrifically bad meals), but more often than not, I like the stuff that comes off my stove and so does Lil’ Raine. Her job is the dishes. Hehe. That and the balanced diet with all the greens, good proteins, vitamins and minerals really makes me feel awesome and gives me the energy to keep going.
(Lil’ Raine and Momo singing into the spatula…’cause that is how cooking gets done, yo! We listen to musicals and K-pop! Right then she was singing along with Norbert Leo Butz in The Last Five years.)
Mostly, I want to say that I couldn’t do this without Lil’ Raine, or Deeno, who is also on this with us. We can whine and revel in our pains and losses (those are good in this case!) Lil’ Raine can stop me for going for another serving of something. We can argue over chocolate chips for snacks.
OMG, seriously, if you go on a diet, having chocolate chips is like heaven descending. OMG CHOCOLATE CHIPS!
All-in-all, I’m making the changes in my life I want to last for my whole life. My kids will have a mom who can cook. My husband will have a woman who looks good and feels good about herself. I won’t be the halmoni/abuelita with a cane or a walker! I will be doing yoga at 95 dammit!
And that is my rant about my diet.
(Momo and Timmy…just ’cause….)