I didn’t even know I had that much weight to lose. Am I excited? Heck YES. But not because I am down to the same size as when I was cutting to make weight while rowing for the University of Texas It’s what’s gone on in my head, or lack thereof.
As a busy mom of 3 young kids, my life is full. Over the last few years I found myself enjoying food more and more. And obviously being over 40, I did not bounce back to my pre-baby weight before getting pregnant with another (x2) and all of a sudden I was overweight. I love going out to eat and stopped caring about whether I ate too much, because y’all, I was loving life! I found myself less disciplined with respect to food. I ate what I wanted, when I wanted, and however much I wanted. And I thought about food ALL THE TIME. What I was going to enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert, etc. Eating and planning for eating occupied so much time, energy, and space in my head. And throughout my weight loss journey I have almost completely eliminated this “chatter”.
How did I do it?
I work out consistently five days a week at Crossfit Central 5am class. I get my butt there whether I'm in the mood or not. Some days I feel strong and some days I feel exhausted (I mean I still have a 9 month old). But consistency is key.
I started intermittent fasting. Typically this is 18 hours fasting and 6 hours eating. My “window” is from 1-pm-7pm. I eat clean. Protein with every meal along with fresh fruit and vegetables. Occasional grains but not much (bread maybe once a week and usually less than half a slice). I eat very little sugar. I drink no alcohol. My “treat” tends to be French fries. NO FUN you say? I am not obsessive with this. I go out to dinner with friends once or twice a week and at those times I deviate and eat mostly whatever I want in small portions. Then I get back to the clean eating immediately after.
I also am utilizing a weight loss medication called tirzepatide (Mounjaro is the brand name). With virtually no side effects I have reduced cravings for food, very few thoughts of what, where and when I’m going to eat, and I feel full with much less quantity than I used to. For me, this has been a game changer. It has been true freedom. Not thinking about what I am going to eat or how much or when has been nothing short of a miracle (for me).
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