A lot of people were mentioning how either of these would be lifestyle changes. I am well aware of this. I don't think you can want to change how you feel without changing your life. This is also something I struggle with. I am terrible about be consistent with going to the gym everyday and eating well. I am going to be spending this year really trying to change that. I really am. I feel like I am already making better choices especially when I am at the office. I found that I have pretty good will power to order my green delicious veggies for lunch instead of some very tasty looking lasagna. Or chicken fingers. Or a burger. Or mac and cheese. (our office has a cafeteria if you couldn't tell....I rarely go out to eat for lunch). I also bring healthy things to snack on because 3 veggies doesn't last very long. I munch on grapes and almonds and drink my cucumber and lemon water. In the office, I feel good about my choices.
It's when I get home that things aren't as clear. I have great intentions. I do. But Jeremy loves chocolate and ho-hos and terrible things (but delicious). It's so hard for me to see him eat something like that I not participate. So I participate. But I am going to honestly try my damn-dest (is that a word?) to not indulge in things like that. I am not willing to give up certain things completely because that just would be terrible. But a few chocolate chip morsels is a whole lot better than a ho-ho.
If I choose to eat vegan, I will tell you that it will not be a complete immersion into it. At least not at the beginning. Something like that will take time, and that is ok. I know that as well. I am also not choosing either of these because they are the latest "fad" diet right now. Honestly I am not. I have friends who are vegan and paleo and they talk about the health benefits of them. So I am not taking this lightly or consider it being a fad. I do agree that if you do a "fad" diet you will gain the weight right back that you lost once you stop the diet. I am aware of that. I want this to be a lifestyle change, not just a couple month diet thing. Becoming a complete vegan will take time but I can see how that will fit well with my life. I really do.
I also want people to know that I am taking this seriously and I want to change my life. I am sick of feeling fat and hating the way I look in pictures. It's time to change that and eating properly is the best way to do that. Yes, I will be exercising as well (more on that later), but I know that you have to put good into your body to get fabulous results.
I would love some support and encouragement. Thank you.