Alright my wedding is less than 5 months away.
Which means, its time to get crazy.
Crazy with weight loss.
When I explained this to Mr. Gaunt he got all concerned that we need to live a healthy lifestyle and blah blah blah….kidding.
Seriously though, I am so pro-healthy lifestyle it’s not even funny. And I plan to live the rest of my life eating healthy. However I’m setting that all aside to be crazy for 5 months.
I know its cliché, believe me. I have spent so much time internally battling whether I should just be fine with how I look, or I should give it my all to look my absolute best for my wedding. Its pretty exausting…in my head.
And I’m sure there are a bunch of girls out there who think that its absurd and disrespectful to myself and all women, but I don’t care. The only person who matters is me (well Mr. Gaunt matters too, but I’m sure he wouldn’t care if I was 500 pounds, So he doesn’t count) and if losing 30 or 40 pounds before my wedding means I can walk down the aisle feeling confident and pretty, than that’s what matters.
So what does this mean? Well it means I’m going on a DIEt. Yup a strict DIEt, for the next 149 days. I’m not counting calories, I’m cutting out foods, and a lot of them. Here are the OK foods:
-Lean Ground Turkey
-Grilled Vegetables (no starchy ones like corn or potatoes, Yams OK)
-Apples, Bananas, and Strawberries (limited to 1 serving a day)
-Whole Grain Toast (limited to 1 serving a day)
-Quinoa & Brown Rice (Limit 1 serving pre day)
-Non Fat Greek Yogurt
-Honey, Cinnamon, and other spices
-Coffee, tea, and water. (allowing 3 Iced Vanilla Lattes a week…lol)
That’s it. SO obviously it’s no cabbage soup diet, but its all low in fat. Here is the no no’s:
NOT OK FOODS
-Eating Out (At least none for a while, maybe I’ll do an occasional eating out after I get a handle on things)
-Cheese (buh bye)
-Chips, Crackers, Pitas chips, trail mix (or any other “snacks”)
-Candy, baked goods, ice cream (anything sweet like that)
-Alcohol (allowing 3 glasses of wine a week)
-Butter, oil, peanutbutter
-Beef, Pork, Fatty Fish
I’m sure there are a million other off limit foods, but you get the idea. It’s gonna be hard, I know this, but it’s what I want to do. And I believe that all though its deprivation, its in a fairly healthy way.
I’m giving myself until the first of May, mostly to clear out the fridge a bit.
I’m asking that my friends and family be supportive and help me resist temptation. Yah know…dont invite me to go out to dinner. Which I know sucks, but it’s also going to be nice on the wallet, and my waist line.
I’m hoping to update you on my progress as I go along.
The goal is 40 pounds by September 24th.