My confession- eating better :)
A couple months ago I changed my eating habits drastically. I barely ever drink soda anymore and my portion sizes have shrunk like crazy.
I'm eating more fruits and veggies and, slowly but surely, my stomach and face has been getting noticably slimmer! =D (I have no camera, I'd post pics of progress =/ )
No way in hell I could eat the way I did before. I'd inhale seconds, thirds, even fourths of a meal. I grew up addicted to eating. I grew up on nothing but pizza, burgers, french fries, soda, etc.
(side note- my dad was always a healthy eater, but my mom never cared at all. who is a kid gonna listen to? their dad saying "here, have some cottage cheese and carrots!" or their mom who is handing them a plate full of pizza?)
I used to make a game of cleaning up after dinner- I would shovel as much food down my throat as possible before anyone walked into the kitchen and caught me.
If I ate the portions I did before, I would get so sick it's not even funny. I'm disgusted when I look back at what I used to consider "small meals" or even "snacks".
Snacks used to be, for me, a couple hot dogs or a huge sandwich- in other words, snacks meant another meal.
Now, snacks mean a little cup of cottage cheese with fruit mixed in. Whole grain wheat bread is all we eat.
Best of all I am THRILLED my daughter LOVES fruits and veggies now!!! Changing my own eating has changed hers, too. she absolutely loves broccoli (she seriously inhales that stuff lol), fresh fruit makes her insanely happy, yogurt, cottage cheese, apples, all that. she even eats spinach sometimes.
I have so much more energy and am starting to fit into clothes that were too tight before. My pants are falling off me. It's made me, in my mind, a better mother. My daughter and I can be healthy eaters together <3 lol
one day a week I have a "cheat day"- still eat what I want but in small portions. It works.