- 1/3 pre-made steel cuts
- 1/4 almond breeze vanilla
- 1/2 large banana
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- 1 poached egg
- 1 tbsp tomatoes sauce
- 1 tbsp Parmesan
- pinch of S+P+basil
- New Bowl
That bowl of yummy started my day with full of energy!
The only imperfection was that I really wanted the yolk to melt into my oatmeal, but I cooked too long (while checking blogs) and no yolk today.
This morning I want to share with you guys my weigh evolution story inspired by mi who asks about how often do we weight. That reminded me how I struggled with my weight 8 years ago. yeah~~~ I've not been always thin. In my worst days, I weighted 30 pounds more than my current weight.
Well....the story begins
I've been thin since childhood....never thought I would gain weight in my life
age of 9 or so?!
I've gained a little weight in high school, but not a big deal, I guess that was part of the process of being a girl to a woman. Until the age was 16-17 I've maintained around 108 pounds, pretty normal.
oh... btw, I'm 5'4. By then, I didn't care about my diet at all, eat whatever I wanted and had no problem with food/weight. Fortunately I've always liked healthy food in general, didn't like fries but did crave cookies.
The problem began in summer 1998. I went to Uruguay with my high school friend and gained a couple of pounds there.
6 months later, we went to another trip to Uruguay with 4 others girls. We spent a week in a beach house, eating, drinking yummy food all the time, maybe 4-5 a day (not so healthy though) and wearing loose clothes! and of course no workout at ALL!!!!! I've gained 7 pounds in a week!! Look my face in this photo!!!!!
When I went back home (Buenos Aires) I couldn't believe the number in the scale.....130 pounds!!!!!!!!!! Then, the nightmare began. I wanted to loose weight as fast as possible. I tried all kinds of diet, the soup, the 3 days apple and can't even remember thousands of others. I weighted every morning and got upset and then go to the fridge for more food to comfort myself and thinking that tomorrow I will begin seriously my diet. And the process go over and over again during a year or so. Of course, I didn't loose weight and I felt terrible. Finally I got into a detox diet for 5 days which consisted only fruit and yogurt and lost 6 pounds in a week.
this is December 1999.
I gave up trying to loose weight compulsively, I stopped thinking that I could loose all at once. So, I began to exercise regularly and eat more balanced meal. I began my undergrad studies in 2001, attending two universities for two completely different degrees. I had 40 hours of lectures hours and many more for study. You guys can imagine how stressful I was during that period but I managed to continue exercising and eat healthy. My weight shrink during the first two years until I reached my lowest weight of 92 (in 2004-2005), in that period, everyone was concerned about my health. I ate healthy but maybe too few amount and few good source of fat (maybe unconsciously I was afraid going back to be a fat girl again). My skin was dry and itchy. And I looked terribly skinny......
I thought I needed to change something....... I did a lot of research on nutrition and got really interested in the topic..... I learned what is a real balanced diet (before I just knew I had to eat more fruit and veggies), that I need to have more whole grains and good source of fat. Little by little I learned how to prepare healthy, nutritious and yummy food. Btw, I got very interested in cooking. And my health condition changed as well..... I gained few pounds but look much more energetic.
Now, I don't weight myself often, just when I feel loose my pants. The opposite of most people who weight to avoid gaining weight, I weight to avoid loosing weight. I didn't want to say that before because I might cause some angry from readers, but I saw veggiegirl's comment on mi's blog saying that and I guess it is okay. Trying to maintain a healthy weight is the goal for all of us. We all try to exercise and eat healthy to order to get energy, what I learned through these years is that those things can be done with pleasure. The key is to follow our intuition, create joy for our self and enjoy it 100%.
P.D. conclusion: DON'T GO TO URUGUAY ON VACATION IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GAIN WEIGHT.