My head's-first approach to drastically altering my diet with the idea that I would lose weight was a fail. I felt hungry all the time, unsatisfied, and cranky about it all. I know I need to do something, but, it's funny, I just can't seem to Just Do It.
It seems simple: change what you eat and you will change your body. Calories in vs. Calories out.
I've done it before. I lost a good 15lbs for my college graduation, which took a lot of work. At this point, six years, one kid, and a desk job later, I am nearly 50lbs heavier than I was when I graduated. Having a desk job really doesn't help (having been waiting tables and on my feet all day until last April) and I'm not quite making enough yet to justify a gym membership. I know that I do best at weight loss when I have a steady workout schedule. So, for now, I'll try to walk more.
If only I ate as well as my kid. She will, every time, choose an apple over cheese, berries over toast, broccoli over potatoes. Isn't it funny that I am looking to my near-four-year-old for dietary inspiration? (Small pat on the back of for that one.)
As for taking on diets to quickly and drastically change my weight, they are ill-conceived, to say the least. I need to get over this new-found distaste for veggies and suck it/them up and walk away from the dang cheese. That's all there is to it.
That's all for now.