Basically, I used to be skinny up until about 4 years ago. Like 5'5, 130 pounds skinny, which for me was itsy bitsy teeny weeny. But of course I thought I was ginormous and always whined about my weight.
I've dieted here and there with the most I've lost at a time being 17 pounds (that was this summer while I was studying for the bar). I've gained 12 pounds of that back, so I'd say it's actually time for a.. dun dun dun.. lifestyle change. Yup, it's time to stop dieting and instead change the way I eat all together. I've already cut back on the amount of diet soda I drink (except I can't cut out ginger ale, it settles my stomach). I'm going to pretty much cut out added sugar except for special treats every once in awhile (let's be real, I could never cut it out altogether). I'm going to eat less carbs, more protein and veggies, and Brian and I are going to limit ourselves to eating out at most once a week. I am going to get back on track with my calorie counting app and exercise at least 3-4 times a week to start. I know it's a tough time of year but there's no time like the present to get healthy.
Tomorrow is actually my first day of work (eek! I'm nervous), but I think being on a set schedule will help. I'm not as hungry when I'm busy (I'm a bored-eater) and packing healthy lunches will really help. I already drink a ton of water, and I just bought a new filtered Camelbak for work so I can drink lots of water there too.
Whew, I can't believe I actually put this out there for the world to read, but I think it will definitely help with my accountability. If I post on twitter or instagram about my journey, I will use the hashtag #itsybitsyteenyweeny in case you're interested in following along, because I want to get back to being itsy bitsy teeny weeny. I don't think I will post every single week about my progress, but who knows? Definitely check back for updates though, because I promise I will do them! Any tips for me as I start this weight-loss journey are much appreciated!
P.S. Inspired by Ashton, Brian and I are doing a contest to see who loses the most weight percentage-wise in 6 weeks. If I win, we are seeing Matilda on Broadway. If he wins, we are going to a Devils game. But please, I am SO going to win ;-)