Oh, blog. I’ve been avoiding you like the plague. I’ll admit it, okay? I’m overwhelmed by shame!
A week ago, my family rented a van and drove 8 hours south to visit my dad for a 3-day spring break weekend. He lives 30 minutes from the border of Mexico and about an hour away from South Padre Island, and we were all excited to go to the beach.
It was an incredible weekend, but my food choices were absolutely embarrassing. Am I the only one who puts nutrition on the back burner while on vacation? I’m so ashamed. It was a fat fest from beginning to end. Taco Bell seven-layer burrito. Flour tortillas with cheese and mushrooms. Soy hazelnut frappuccino with whipped cream. Cheetohs. Cheezits. Belgian waffle and hash browns. There you have it, my list of unforgivable sins in black and white, for all the world to see. Understand my guilt?
Believe it or not, some people can get away with eating this stuff. I’ve got a friend who went away for a weekend and ate stuffed, fried avocados, chocolate-covered bacon, and a wasabi milkshake and lost weight! How is this possible? It’s simple enough: body types. We’ve all got unique bodies that react differently to food and exercise. The problem with E and I is that our bodies are VERY unforgiving – that is, they’ll turn even the smallest bit of white flour or sugar straight to fat, no questions asked. That’s why we’re obese.
Anybody wondering about the consequences of my sinful spring break? 3 pounds of pure fat. Yup, you heard me right, I put on 3 pounds in 3 days. My pants are snug, and I look like I spread a layer of Crisco around my midsection. It’ll take me a good two or three weeks to lose those 3 pounds, but I will lose it, and then some. I think sometimes you just have to get it out of your system. I had my fun, and now it’s time to buckle down and start living right again.
I went shopping yesterday and stocked up on beans, lentils, quinoa, gluten, and an array of fresh produce. Let’s do this thing!
~B, a skinny fat girl