Monday, February 28, 2011

Four Letter Word

                                                                                    Photo via Google Images

It's a four letter word. 

It stirs up all kinds of emotions. 
Every time I mention I want to start one I get a plethora of different responses.

"You don't need to diet. Just exercise."

"Diets aren't very healthy."

"In the end, you're going to eat what you want. Dieting actually makes you eat more."

And my all time favorite
"You don't need to diet, look at you! Compared to me you're a stick!"

True, compared to some I am small. However, right now I am anything but a stick. Unless you count my legs. They are stick like. But the rest of me is not. And while I appreciate all the advice it is really time to start watching my weight.

Now if you are an avid DYKTMP reader you might be saying to yourself "HYPOCRITE! You told us Food = Fat = Love <3, remember? You wrote an entire post about how you had accepted the weight gain and found it to be a sign of love."

And you know what, YOU ARE CORRECT...kinda.

I accepted the fact that I had gained back most of the weight I lost being starved by my host family. I was happy at home, surrounded by my family eating and loving their company. 

But it is beyond that now. I got lazy. I let myself go farther than putting on a few pounds. I let it get unhealthy. And that's not love.

So I've brought that four letter word back into my vocabulary and you know what, I'm bringing it here. 

For the month of March (my birthday month!) I am going to bring you healthy AND satisfying muffinized diet food. Some recipes will come from me and others from experts in the matter of healthy weight loss.

 Okay so here it is, the before photo. If I put this out there, it will motivate me to change it and give you all a fabulous after photo. It's going be a great incentive.

Pounds: 160; Days per week exercising: 0; Jeans I can fit into: 0
Okay now you might now be saying to yourself, I see what you did there. You put a not so chubby picture of yourself so people would compliment you and say "Oh now you don't look fat here!" NOT TRUE! This is me at 160lb. Those are not my arms. And under that apron lies a skirt because I can't fit into any of my jeans. It's actually kind of a perfect photo. I'm in the kitchen, making muffin pan potatoes, with my dad, in my family kitchen.

There will be more times like in this photo. I will still cook with cheese and the occasional sweet treat. But I am gonna try my best to bring all sorts of healthy options to table. Whether you choice to eat is up to you!



  1. I L.O.V.E. your blog! I've never commented before but I am now with all kinds of enthusiasm for your weight loss endeavor. I'm right here with you. I'll be riding my bike (indoors because there's over a foot of snow here) and checking daily for your next healthy recipe! I can't wait to give them a try. You go girl....I'm right behind you!

  2. Jenn - Thank you SO much for the encouragement! I hope I can help motivate you as well!!

  3. Hi Amy,

    I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but I think my computer has a virus. I was talking with technical people for the last few hours. You don't look like you weigh 160 lbs! How tall are you? I have joined Curves, and I think it is working for me!!

  4. Totally behind on my reading and finally catching up TODAY! So when we're bff's hanging out in person every day we will include runs and speed walks in those hangouts! I'm on a journey to lose the bulge, too.... I'll email you, OR better yet I could do a blog post and we can just read each other's blogs. :) Go AMY GO!


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