I may still be lacking the motivation to make a huge change like this, but I really NEED to.
Has anyone made the transition from a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle and what some might call the typical American diet (fast food, boxed food and sugar) to a healthy lifestyle? How did you do it? Cold turkey? Did all the healty food taste totally nasty for awhile until your tates changed? Did they change? Did the cravings go away? What form of exercise worked best for you (without gym membership)? Got any suggestions? Looking for some BTDT advice.
If you're interested, there's a little more info about me and my family below.
My favorite things to eat/drink are pizza, pasta, pop and chocolate in any form and on any thing. :blushing:
We do not, however, eat :spam: .
(HA! Finally found a way to use that silly picture!) :D
When I have tried to eat "healthy," I get terribly bored with my food options. I have a very limited palate.
We'll eat just about any fruit except melons. (watermelon is ok)
Can't stand green peppers nor squash of any kind.
Can't afford all the strange things at the health food stores. Gotta be a walmart/grocery store kind of thing. We're feeding 8.
I'm open to expanding our food choices a little and I feel like maybe we are in a financial place where we can afford more than macaroni and hot dogs. But barely.
As for exercise, there's usually none. However, I swam this summer. My first day I could only swim 8 laps. My final day I swam 80, which was a mile. :hurray: (It may be a minor accomplishment, but I was thrilled by it!) This morning I realized when I was swimming I wasn't craving junk food. Was that because my "oh that was a good brownie" high was replaced with the endorphins from the exercise?
(Oh, I feel it worth mentioning. I DIDN'T LOSE A POUND. :glare:
But, my clothes were beginning to fit better.)
So, I'm feeling rather exposed after sharing all of that with you, but I need to formulate a plan! :bigear: If my mom can quit smoking after 40 years, surely I can find some ways to take better care of myself.
If you read all of this, thank you!