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"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" –Some anorexic lady

January 29, 2010

The last time I was skinny I was still living in Nigeria and wetting the bed. Needless to say, I was very young.  I’ve always been very tall so my body has been able to “hide” my actual size (huuuuuge blessing (no pun intended)) so I carry my size pretty well…and thank God for Spanx.  I’ve never, in my adolescent/adult life, seen myself thin and I’ve always wondered what I would look like.  Although I’ve tried to lose weight in the past, it was always just quick and temporary weight loss and I’m tired of the constant yo-yo dieting! Pills only make you use the bathroom more often; you can only eat but so many carrots before you turn orange (true story); and that Master Cleanse lemonade diet thing is the devil (it made everything smell and taste like chicken broth!).

I decided at the beginning of this year that I’m going to start making changes in my lifestyle.  I’ve taken the first step by accepting that I’m not going to lose all the weight in a few weeks/months, especially since it took many years for it to accumulate.  Because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do it on my own, I took the second step by consulting with a nutritionist who helped me to set up a meal plan that I would be able to follow without being too tempted to stray.

I started my “life change” on January 1 and so far I’ve lost 10 pounds. I’ve been able to do it by eating less carbs and less food in general and by drinking tons of water.  My nutritionist wants me to have as few carbs as possible but that’s almost impossible seeing that almost every Nigerian dish has carbs in it.  I struggle try to limit my rice and bread intake to only once a week but one thing I’ve learned is that, rice aside, almost everything I eat used to eat had some form of bread in it: bagels, wraps, burgers, burritos, sandwiches etc. I am dying to eat bread…AAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!

I miss going to restaurants and laughing at people who actually pay to eat salads (I used to call them goats because only goats eat leaves)…but now I’m one of them.  I also miss Chipotle but funny enough I haven’t had as hard a time avoiding them as I have with McDonalds (which is right next door to my office). I only get their salads and fake chicken nuggets, though, so that I won’t feel like I’m cheating.

I’m going to start exercising next week because I’m a bit under the weather right now. I’m going to revisit my belly dancing DVDs and I’ll also start attending the classes at my gym.  Belly dancing is such a fun way to exercise because it allows you to lose tons of weight without feeling like you’re actually exercising.  I also used to walk three-four miles a day so I’ll start that back up again.

My plan is to reach my goal by July (for Puerto Rico with Catwalq and friends) and I have faith that I’ll be able to get there by then.

*sigh* I’ll keep you guys updated.

P.S.–This is my 100th post. In my five years of blogging on this site, I am just finally reaching 100 posts. How sad.  It’s funny though, because in my other blog I have more than 500 posts.

Nevertheless, HAPPY 100th!!!!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2010 9:43 PM

    happy 100!Keep up the good work and good luck!

  2. January 30, 2010 2:32 AM

    Good on ya!! (thats aussie for good job. lmao)Happy 100th. i will one day make it to 100. lmao

  3. January 30, 2010 5:43 PM

    I've never, in my adolescent/adult life, seen myself thin and I've always wondered what I would look like.You have no idea how much I relate to this! I just don't have a vision in my head of what a GNG at a healthy weight would look like as an adult. You know how they say you have to envision where you're going before you get there? That might be part of my problem with the whole longterm weightloss thing (excuses, excuses).Regarding cutting down on carbs, I have been doing the same thing. I'm a rice-aholic so I'm trying to have it or pasta in only two meals a week (not going so well!). I tried brown rice and I'm not sold on it yet, but whole wheat pasta's not bad. I plan to use lettuce as my "bun" and make burgers at home. All of that to say kudos to you and congrats on the weightloss so far. You're definitely doing it the right way!

  4. February 1, 2010 1:19 AM

    Keep it up but may u never be a lepah like moi!!Like that incogNigger up there said: 'good on ya!'

  5. February 8, 2010 6:54 PM

    Yayness! 10 pounds is a lot in a month. Proud of you. Keep going :))x

  6. February 9, 2010 12:52 AM

    yay! u know, with the whole of melbourne going on and on about 'the biggest loser', even i am beginning to feel like weight losing is fun! good job girl!

  7. February 21, 2010 5:03 AM

    Happy 100th (plus some now). And keep up the great work! 10 pounds is great! And don't I know what you mean about the carbs.

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