We have a new diva of Health & Beauty here to help you with your weight loss goals, getting fit, skin care advice and making you the best ‘you’ you can be!! Her name is Ms. Tee!
We are a month and a half into this New Year and I wonder how many of us are keeping those New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight and live a healthier life. My weight has fluctuated since high school, so I know the struggle that the average person goes through in order to keep and maintain a healthy weight. Currently I am on my weight loss journey to lose the last fifteen pounds of a thirty-five pound weight goal I set for myself last year.
I have lost weight countless times and I have gained it all back too 🙁 I think I have finally happened upon a plan that is going to be long-lasting and I am so excited to share my story with you! With that being said, I am going to begin my column here with Blondie’s Lipstick giving you all of my personal experiences as it relates to my weight loss journey. In the next few issues I will let you know what worked well for me and what did not. Hopefully, I can inspire you to become a healthier you because that is the most important thing.
I am going to be open and honest about everything that I have tried (and believe me I have tried A LOT of different methods to lose and keep the weight off) and I will also share with you my current regimen and let you know how that goes for me as well.
First things first….What did not work!
Starving your body by eating once a day does not work! The first time I decided I wanted to lose weight I
was in 15 years old in the 10th grade. I was not active in any extra-curricular activities. I could not afford a gym membership and my parents were not going to pay for a membership for me. I did not live in a neighborhood where I felt comfortable walking, so I was not getting any exercise. I decided the best thing for me to do would be to change the way I ate. Unfortunately, I had no clue about what I needed to do as far as my diet was concerned and I simply stopped eating. I would only eat one meal a day, usually after school. This worked for a little while and I was able to lose a little bit of weight, but before I graduated from high school I gained all the weight I loss and then some. Needless to say…starvation and eating only once a day is not healthy and it does NOT work! The reason is because only eating once a day messes up your metabolism and makes it harder for you to burn calories during the day.
There are several other things that I have tried and I will be sharing those with you in the upcoming issues of Blondie’s Lipstick…stay tuned!