Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Let Me Eat Cake!

Since I have met Matt I have gained way more weight than I care to disclose. It's basically ridiculous. Prior to meeting him I was a regular at the gym and was at a size that I was proud of... But then there was Matt. He brought me out of a rut and showed me what it really meant to be happy. Unfortunately, the happier I am the fatter I get. I finally looked at myself the other day and thought, "what in the world???".  I  absolutely have to lose this weight! It has gotten completely out of control. I'm funny in a way because I have abundant will power when I make my mind up to do something, but if I have even the tiniest bit of me that doesn't really want something bad enough I have zero will power. 
I made my mind up a couple weeks ago and I am proud to say I have stuck to my 1200 calories a day ever since. I think counting calories has to be the best way to train yourself to make better choices and eat smaller portions. I have been doing really well and I'm super proud of myself. Yay me! ;)
Yesterday Matt said, "I can really tell you've lost a few pounds, especially in your..." and I said it at the same time, "face." I always lose weight in my face first! What is that?? I mean honestly that is the absolute LAST place I'm worried about! What about my thighs, my belly or my chest for starters? Great, now I can fit into that smaller ski-mask I've been eyeballing... 
Anywho, yesterday I had the world's biggest craving for chocolate. It was literally all I could think about. I had to have some so I ate vegetable soup and an orange and water and saved up my calories for my evening treat. And, I must say, it was sublime... There is an adorable little cafe right behind us on our same block called Ciocolat that has amazing desert, coffee and breakfast. I got a piece of chocolate truffle cake with blackberries and my latte and Matt had yucky expresso:) I even gave him a couple bites of my cake. We sat on the patio with the twinkle lights and I got my chocolate cake and even stayed within my calories for the day:) 
Can you tell how excited I am? :)


  1. YUM, WHAT I wouldn't give for a bite of that cake???? LOVE CHOCOLATE... AND CAKE WITH LAYERS OR CHOC. CHEESE CAKE IS HEAVEN.

    I hear you on the weight I gained my first 15 lbs right away.. after I wed. 10 years ago... then three kids later .... boom up 85 lbs. EWWW.. I was at the BIGGEST i had ever been. I am proud to say that as of today I am down 30 lbs. and have been enjoying my ligther eating. a gallon of water a day, and my zumba! NO SUGAR OR CARBS! they are a major red flag for me.

    Keep up the good work!!! you can do it. OH' and I loose it in my face first too.. and that is what everyone will say to me as well. "I can tel you have lost weight especially in your face"... HA! OH' nice, now my makeup will look even better. HA! One last thing! thanks for emailing me back.. I am getting the t-mobile cliq xt! but dang it I can't find any cute covers for the xt. Have a great day, JGG

  2. Congrats! I'll be on the same band-wagon as soon as baby #2 is born. :)


  3. So is it totally terrible that I am munching on kettle chips as I read this? it is? oh, well I'm in too deep now... better just keep munching! haha!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today :) glad you liked it! I am so with you and the Goodwill. LOVE. That's all I can say. LOVE. :)

    Hope you'll be back often!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  4. Good Job doll! I so need to lose weight - It makes me sad to think about it :( I love that you are a chocolate lover like me!! The Lady