As writers, we often spend much of our time sitting in a chair…or in the bed…or on the couch…typing away, and probably less time than we should working out and being active. Add to that the children and spouses we take care of, the household responsibilities, day jobs and the general stresses of everyday life…well, let’s just say we’re probably not all as healthy or fit as we want to be.
For me, I’m 4.5 months past the birth of my daughter and I’m absolutely pulling my hair out over my weight. In many ways, this is a good thing. I may not be morbidly obese…or anywhere near it for that matter…but there’s something inside me that goes haywire once I reach a certain weight. This would explain my yo-yo-ing for many years.
However, a few years ago I did lose 30lbs with good ol’ calorie counting, and I kept it off until I got pregnant (which was about 2 years.) My issue now: I’m having trouble letting go of my pregnancy eating habits. I went to full-fat, real sugar and oftentimes organic foods, because I didn’t want to fill my body-and my baby-with chemical-induced foods. Great! you may say. And yes, it probably was great…but make no mistake! Organic health food does NOT equal diet food.
So now I’m addicted…to sugar, to muffins, to bagels…I’ve always been a carboholic, but I still lost 30lbs eating the right carbs and in the right amounts. I just can’t seem to tear myself away from the yummiest carbs 🙂
The only thing to do is purge my diet for a couple of weeks. I have to limit my eating, and the best way for me to do that is to take a pre-determined challenge. I’m always up for a challenge!
So today I begin the Special K Challenge. I plan to do it for two weeks, and I’m quite excited about it. And Special K has so many great options that I don’t think I’ll get bored. I do plan to add in some raw fruits and veggies to accompany the cereals, bars, crackers and shakes. Plus you can choose whichever meal in your day that you want to have real food. So if we’re headed out for a lunch special, that’s fine…or if I’m making one of my crockpot dinners, that’s fine too!
If anyone wants to join me, let me know – we can always check in with one another for support!
Special K Challenge
Happy Eating, everyone! 🙂