I know everyone says that their New Year resolution is to lose weight. I don't believe in resolutions, purely for the fact that I don't ever stick to them. And let's be honest, who does? I challenge you to name one person you know personally who has stuck to their resolutions for a whole year... My point exactly.
Anyway, back to being fat.
I didn't use to be fat. Actually I was extremely skinny when I was in high school. When I was in college instead of putting on the freshman 10, I actually lost it. At one point I was a size 7. I girl my height should not ever be a size 7. I looked anorexic. It was grotesque.
That's definitely not my problem at the moment.
If you were following me last year this should come as no surprise to you at all. Just check out all my baking photos. I can't even blame having kids. I can only blame the chocolate cake...and the cinnamon buns.
So now that I have totally humiliated myself to the world, I'm going to throw out my New Year's goal. I am going to be 65 kgs my the end of 2015. That will mean I have to loose 20 kgs. But here's the kicker. I'm not going on a diet.
That's right. No diet.
I don't see the sense in starving myself to reach a certain weight only to blow back up to the size I am now because I'm starving and can't maintain that kind of discipline. I know from experience I can't do it. I envy people who can, but that's not me.
You may be wondering exactly how I am going to lose 20 kilos by not dieting. I am going to change what I eat, but I'm not going to be cutting out any food. Well, at least not at first.
There is a man called Jon Gabriel. He teaches an eating method where you add things to your diet rather than take them away. As you add these certain foods your body starts to crave good things and by default you stop eating the crap. He also recommends using meditation to visualize your perfect body and perfect life; something that will fit in perfectly with my writing goals. I will be following The Gabriel Method. I start tomorrow. Who's with me?
You can find The Gabriel Method here.