Rebulding my Temple # 7- GET IN MY BELLY!!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted for RMT, and I should probably come up with some sort of weekly update…I’ll figure that out later.

Things were so a-go-go on vacation that I didn’t have a chance to work out.  But I think hiking for miles around Disney World in 90+ degree weather, hauling luggage around 3 different airports, and dancing in heels should count for something, right? We'll go with that.

Any-who, after a week of eating crap on vaca, I definitely felt a change in my body, just bloated and blah. I am by no means a “clean-eater” but it’s amazing the difference you feel when you cut back on certain things. It’s pretty perceptible and I got to thinking about what I’ve been doing differently.
I haven’t been drinking much, and surprisingly don’t really miss it. Usually it’s a challenge to be around other friends who are drinking and not have at least a glass of wine or a Shiner, but I’ve managed to do it a few times and am pretty proud of that! I mentioned before that I suspect alcohol to one of the culprits for my weight gain over the last couple of years. I’m totally not giving up alcohol, but I haven’t really had the desire to drink lately. Who’d have thought?

I’m also trying to stay away from fried stuff—and y’all, in Texas that is hard. I love me some Cane’s or Chicken Express.  It used to be that I couldn’t drive by a McDonald’s without salivating at the delectable aroma of fresh fries and nuggets wafting into my Corolla. Now I can drive through the fry-cloud with nothing more than a cursory “meh.” Is hell freezing over??

I think the hardest thing is trying to kick my huge sweet tooth—and carbs. I love carbs so much, especially bread and pasta. Oh and don’t get me started on cheese. It’s my favorite food ever. I could eat a block of cheddar by myself. I am obsessed with queso.  And Velveeta shells and cheese? One whiff and I’m a gonner. If I was stranded on a desert island and I could only pick one food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be cheese.

The last thing I’ve been sort of doing is Herbalife. I had read and heard a lot of good things about Herbalife. One guy at my church sells it, and he’s totally ripped. So I went on Amazon (way cheaper) and bought a starter pack that came with the French vanilla shake and a couple of supplements.I’ve only been at this a couple of weeks (minus the vacation)and can’t really tell too much of a difference, except the lack of cravings. Plus I get hungry less than 2 hours later. But what can you really expect when it’s less than 200 calories for a shake (without adding stuff, which I do.) So I’ve added snacks in between and that helps some. If I let myself get too hungry, I usually end up gorging later and it’s not pretty.

All in all, I’m really trying to live by the ol’ “You are what you eat” philosophy instead of the “GET IN MY BELLY” philosophy. I’m doing my best not to snack out of boredom and do some portion control. I can’t say if I’ve lost any weight, because I’m staying away from scales for now. What I can tell you is that I feel so much better than I did a month ago. And that, friends, is glorious.

Much love to ya,


  1. I'm a cheese-lover but get this my boyfriend who is pretty much the only person I ever cook for....get ready...hates cheese!! I tell him he lacks a soul!

  2. Fried food just can't can't can't can't be left alone!
    Good Luck gurl, if you're thinking this, you can do this -(Pardon Mr Disney, I just ruined the words)

  3. Amen!! We spent the weekend at my inlaws and ate nothing but junk food! I have felt awful ever since. It's amazing how painful it can be to eat junk when you've been cutting back! It was definitely good motivation for me to stay on track with my eating!