this January i am 45+ pounds lighter than i was last January…
that makes me want to do backflips
(even though I’m not quite in shape enough to do that yet)
2011 brought about some radical changes to the way we live
(my husband and i)
i set aside my fun food blog
where i posted decadent and delicious step-by-step instructions on recipes
where i shared cooking methods that were new to me
and my subsequent successes and failures
and i instead turned my attention to cooking healthy, fresh, nutrient-filled foods
that our bodies needed to stay healthy and cut calories (and pounds)
and while our food lives’ aren’t as thrilling as they used to be
they are still just as yummy
the main point of this priority adjustment was to preserve ourselves naturally
(without the preservatives)
we bought bikes
we made exercise a priority
we started counting our calories
(something i said i’d never do)
we made ourselves a priority
together my hero-of-a-hubby and i have collectively lost over 100 pounds!
(pics to follow soon, i promise)
but more than losing weight and fitting into that size we’ve been coveting
we are enjoying our active lifestyle
we are enjoying less acid reflux
we are enjoying company over dinner rather than dinner over company
don’t get me wrong
sometimes i want a big fat juicy burger smothered in cheese and bacon and sauteed onions
but now i have it without the fries and ketchup, followed by a shake
and sometimes i just want to sleep in
so i do
and then i might regret it later
but i don’t let it stop me
more than anything… we’re living healthy and life is good!
we’ve lost weight
(and we’ve got a ways to go before we hit our goals)
and we’re gaining life
4 thoughts on “living healthy…”
So proud and happy for you both!
Keep it up!
That’s a great answer to prayer, Lori.
I celebrate your success!!!
Good job! I’m doing virtual backflips over your progress!
You guys are doing SO great! So neat you’re working on it together…inspiring!!