A few years ago, I lost about 30 pounds by following the Weight Watchers plan….since then I have managed to maintain it within a few pounds (sometimes more, sometimes less)…I have no magic secret I just do what works for me, which includes exercising about 6 days a week, following a healthy eating plan and most certainly including dessert EVERY day (you heard me right).
***Update. As of September 2011, a few of those pounds lost have crept back on. I decided to nip things in the bud, so I’ve gone back to Weight Watchers. I’m following their online plan and hope to lose about 12 pounds.***
I also love to cook and bake – I feel like I was born with mixing spoon in hand! I have had my own catering business in the past (and still do the occasional project now). I am the go-to girl for birthday cakes or delicious desserts in my family. My favourite tv channel is the Food Network, I own countless cookbooks and I read several food and cooking blogs daily.
I struggle with the things that we all do – emotional eating, food cravings, self esteem issues, lack of motivation…the list goes on. I am by no means perfect, or an expert, but I have managed to learn a few tricks along the way as I try to prevent my life as a foodie from making me overweight. I don’t believe in diets or quick fixes (I pretty much stop paying attention to any eating plan that tells you to eliminate any food from your diet) and I do believe that any food has a place in a healthy lifestyle (see above…I LOVE dessert and have a serious sweet tooth).
I started running in university, have done a few shorter races and in September 2010 I completed my first marathon…one of my proudest moments in life…especially coming from the former “fat kid in gym class.” I enjoy doing cardio and weight training at the gym (ok….maybe enjoy is too strong of a word…but I don’t mind it, and I love the way I feel afterward). I also like group fitness classes, and have recently started hula hooping. If I’m near a pool, I’ll never pass up the chance for a swim.
I graduated from teacher’s college in May 2010 and my current day job is as a supply teacher. I love the French language and the chance to share it with others. I’m a homebody who loves spending time with my family and friends…especially when making (and eating) good food.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope my journey can inspire you on yours.
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